Yana Knight

Yana Knight

Story of Yana


A multidisciplinary artist and educator living and working in Brussels, Belgium. My work is in the collection of the Museum of Spontaneous Art in Brussels, the Russian Cultural Centre of Belgium and has been featured in the Dutch Design Week. I'm an associate member at the NYC Society of Illustrators and a member of National Cartoonists Society.

My work is inspired by the ordinary and extraordinary experience of living a life, often with a playful, humorous and absurd streak. It emphasises experimentation, exploration of human experiences, invention, observation and storytelling. I work across mediums switching between paints, pencils, words, camera, software and code, as well as slightly less traditional options, such as crushed autumn leaves, chocolate sweets wrappers, broken piano notes, toilet paper rolls and pet robots.

My artworks have included paintings, sculptures, 3D printing and installations, and my explorations have recently found their way into print in my surreal semi-autobiographical graphic novels titled “My story” and its semi-sequel "My Country". I teach art to children and adults in Belgium and worldwide in workshops, face-to-face lessons, online, and even during city walks

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