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Olga Abeleva is a visual artist, writer, and costume designer born in St. Petersburg, Russia, living in the Tiohtià:ke/ Mooniyang territories. Her painting practice resembles a soap opera: there are recurring characters, splintering narratives, and cliffhangers. Some paintings are autobiographical, some take on rumours and coincidences, and others build on literary mirrors and dreams. Working through fractured narratives, the paintings sculpt a theatrical space, where an unreliable narrator tells the constantly fluctuating story.

Mysteries of Love, 2024, oil on canvas, 152.4 x 121.9cm

Untitled (Opening Scene), 2023, oil on canvas, 50.8 x 40.6cm

Untitled (Closing Scene), 2023, oil on canvas, 40.6 x 50.8cm

Basement Dreamer, 2022, oil on canvas, 106.7 x 76.2 cm

Communal Living, 2022, oil on canvas, 101.6 x 60.9cm

Guardian, 2020, oil on canvas, 66 x 55.8cm

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