Marina Kharkover


Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


I was born in Saint Petersburg , Russia in 1985. Now I live in Queens, NY


What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


I had a compulsion to draw for as long as I can remember, it was not anything  specific I think. 



Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


My favorite skateboarder is Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana.

I personally never skated but tend to date skaters often for some reason.


Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


I have a few favorite artist : Melinda Beck, Sara Fanelli, Margaux Lange. Jennifer Strunge, Penelope Slinger, Basquit, Cy Twomblyand Joan Miro.







When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


When am not arting, I enjoy indulging in full seasons of my favorite TV shows, and art house movies. I also like to wonder around NYC and pop into various museums and eateries. I am a huge foodie.


Who are your biggest influences? 


Russian folk art, African tribal art, people who collage, my friends, short fiction, indie and art house movies. Some people that inspire me are: Zaha Hadid, Wes Anderson,Sara Sze and Todd Solondz.


What mediums do you enjoy working in?


Digital, collage, watercolor, gouache, pen and ink.



Anything else you want to tell? 


Nope that’s it!