Yevgeniya Rozensvit

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Yevgeniya Rozentsvit emigrated from St. Petersburg to America in 1997. She graduated from Russian St. Petersburg Mining University then form Russian Academy of Arts. For the last 5 years prior to the immigration, she combined her work as a geologist with work at the International Exhibition Company “Restek.”
In America (New York) she graduated from Bramson ORT college; studied sculpture at “School of Visual Arts” and ceramics at “The Potter’s Wheel” studio. She began the sculpture studies upon arrival in America.
Mrs. Rozentsvit enrolled to the Guild in year 2000. 15 years already she is a leader of “Remembrance of the Shtetl” program. Her credo is “To preserve and convey to modern society the memory of the Jewish people in the past”. She organized and participated as an artist in dozens of exhibitions. Among them a few exhibitions during the performances of the Folksbiene Yiddish Theater. Also, she managed the exhibitions at UJA Federation, JCRC of NY, Bnai Zion. Yevgeniya created and managed the three-day “Festival of Yiddish Culture” in Brooklyn and participated as an artist in the festival “Yiddish New-York 2020”.
Yevgeniya is creating works from clay (size from 1”to 14”) like: netsukes, individual sculptures, sculptural compositions, bas-reliefs, plates, souvenir products. Mrs. Rozentsvit, together with Yelena Khazan, created an unusual form of art – a combination of ceramic figures with fabric.
The main theme of her creativity is the spirit of Shtetl, its people, and genre scenes. She takes the images from her genetic memory and from her fairy tales, among them: “Where the Fiddler on the roof from”. Almost two decades she is working on the project “Craftsmen of the Shtetl”; sculptural compositions accompanied by short tales.
Since year 2011 she is a member of National Sculpture Society. Her works received positive reviews from Bel Kaufman (granddaughter of Sholom Aleichem) and Teodore Bikel (actor, performer the Tevye role the Milkman in Musical: “Fidler on the Roof).
Yevgeniya is permanent (15 years) participant in the program “New Americans” (Public Library of Queens); holds the workshops program: “Education through the craft “.

Golda & Tevije, 8″ ceramic on wooden plate, 2003
Golda & Tevije, 8"  ceramic on wooden plate, 2003

Bagels Salesman, 6″, ceramic sculpture, 2004
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Water Salesman, 10″, ceramic plate, 2015,
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Shoe-Maker, 4″ x 5″, ceramic sculpture, 2019
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