Alina Kunitsyna was born 1981 in Belarus, lives and works in Vienna and Damtschach, Austria. She studied at Lycee of Art, Minsk and the University of Art and Design, Linz, graduating from the Academy of fine Arts, Vienna in 2007. Whilst Alina Kunitsyna was at Art lyceum in Minsk she spent her years extensively studying the still lives of the Renaissance period, both the theoretical and practical. These artworks contained precious objects like orthodox garments, ancient decanters or featured the vanitas motifs. The imitation of this époque made an experience that laid the foundation for her skillset. Today Alina seeks her inspiration in current pop culture, everyday life and art history but always in the context of capricious jokes and allegories that capture the confusion of life. There is a special attention and love to detail and this willingness to refine the common things in life.
Kunitsyna's recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Flux-Time‘, Museum moderner Kunst Kärnten, 2018; ‘In The Fold‘, Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2017; ‘ENS‘ KS Room Kornberg, Kornberg, 2016; ‚ENS’ Kulturverein, Maierhof, 2016.
She has been included in recent group shows: ‘Changing Views‘, National Center of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus, 2016; ‘Der duftende Garten des Scheik Nefzaui‘, Galerie Schloss Damtschach, Austria, 2016; ‘Opening‘, Galerie Peter Bäumler, Regensburg, Germany, 2014; ‘Die Illustrierte Ausstellung‘, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, 2012; ‘Alina Kunitsyna‘, Napoleonstadel – Volksbank, Klagenfurt, 2011 and ‘Fokus Sammlung 02, Menschenbilder‘, Museum moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, 2011.
She received following awards: ArtPrize Volksbank, Klagenfurt, 2011; Prize for Visual arts of State, Carinthia, 2009 and the BACA Artprize, 2005. Her work can be found in significant collections such as: Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Artothek des Bundes Wien, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Bank Austria Kunstsammlung, Various Private Collections.