Dominica was born and raised in Moscow, Russia in 1994. She received a traditional art education with focus on drawing and oil painting while living there and was involved in a several art exhibitions in Moscow and Kaluga. During her last few years in Russia she worked as an in-house illustrator for an expat magazine 'PASSPORT'.
She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts (Foundation Diploma in Arts & Design) in 2013. In 2016 she successfully completed her Bachelor Course in Animation in Edinburgh College of Arts. In Edinburgh she was a part a range of animation shows and art exhibitions, and worked as part of animation collective TWELFTH HOUSE. She started experimenting with combination of analogue and digital processes while she was studying in the university. Her graduation film 'Illusions' was done entirely in screen-printed technique and had world-wide success around the animation festivals as well as art exhibitions.
After graduation she worked as a painter and animator on a feature animated film 'Loving Vincent' in Gdansk, Poland. After moving to London Dominica started working on her own personal projects as well as doing animation and design work free-lance. She continued developing her presence as a printmaker and was involved in the work of such London-based printmaking studios as East London Printmakers and Jealous Gallery & Studio. in 2017 she went to Thailand for a couple of months to work for Bangkok-based animation studio The Monk Studios.
Dominica currently lives and works in London. She is a part-time technician for animation and game design courses at London College of Communication (LCC) and a full-time independent artist.
IPCNY (International Print Centre New York): Just Under 100 NY, United States
2016 NEO: Print Prize | Neo: Gallery, Manchester, UK
Oh, Buoy! | Out Of The Blue Hall, Edinburgh, UK
Illusions: Short Film in Screen Print | ECA, Edinburgh, UK (solo show)
SHORTS | Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Washed UP | ECA, Edinburgh, UK
2014 Atmosphere | Peresvetov Pereulok, Moscow, Russia
2016 NEO: Print Prize Award Emergent Trigger Award - Locomotion Animation Festival Best Animation - Feel The Reel Animation Festival
2017 Russian Knowledge: Feature on the artist
2016 DOCK Magazine: Interview with the artist and review of the solo show 'Illusions: Short Film in Screen Print'
INTERN Magazine: Feature on the artist
The Monk Studios: 2D Animation internship. July - August 2017. Bangkok, Thailand
East London Printmakers: Project Keyholder 2-month residency. Nov - Feb 2016 London, UK
Jealous Studio: Screen Printing Internship. Jan - March 2016 London, UK
Rencontres Audiovisuelles: Video Mapping Workshop and Festival. Creation of interactive projection mapped video game. Presented at Video Mapping Festival in March 2018. Lille, France.
SOHO Create: Portfolio review masterclass, April 2016. London, UK
Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab: EIFF Animation Lab program. June 2015. Edinburgh, UK
AniJam: 48-hour animation challenge. March 2014. Glasgow, UK
Casa dos Quadrinhos: Visiting lecturer, on-line presentation, March 2018. Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Filmhouse Cinema: A talk and Q+A after a screening of Loving Vincent as part of the Sprint Screenings program, March 2018. Edinburgh, UK
Edinburgh College of Art: Visiting lecturer, March 2018. Edinburgh, UK
London College of Communication: Visiting lecturer, 'Animation and Printmaking', February 2017. London, UK