Featured Artist 2021

Yulia began her education at Greenville Technical College in 2019 majoring in fine arts and graphic design. She is interested in studying packaging and motion graphic design. After she completes her Associates at Tech she plans on transferring to Lander University to complete her B.F.A. She enjoys design and artwork that communicates genuine feelings, citing artists Salvador Dali, Little Thunder, and Nathalie Nguyen among her favorites. Yulia has had an interest in visual arts and drawing since childhood. Holding herself to very high standards, she sometimes finds accepting imperfection in her work challenging. She credits all of her art teachers from elementary school through college with helping to shape the artist she is today and is also very inspired through the encouragement of close friends and family members. She enjoys illustration for its capacity to transport the viewer to a character’s experiences. For this reason, she enjoys reading and reflecting on the visual counterpart to a narrative. When she was 10 years old, Yulia received a free pass to skate at the local ice skating rink. This resulted in her continued practice as a skater, so in addition to her work in the visual arts, she spends her extra time teaching other young skaters.