For pricing information and commissioned work, please contact: Irina Koren

Irina Koren

I specialize in creating custom art, such as:  portraits, murals and faux finishes, fine art, mosaics, wedding art and more.

In my paintings I focus on uncovering the layers of human perception of the world and our place in it through juxtaposition of colors, textures, and concepts. I strive to evoke emotion and start a dialogue about the important concepts of modern life, our role in it, and the problems we are facing. I want to challenge the viewer to see familiar things in a new way.

The series of “zipper” paintings are a visual play on words to show division and change: what you see and what you don’t see, the difference between peace and chaos, the change of seasons. These paintings are meant to raise as many questions for the viewer as they answer; to give a puzzle for their eyes and their emotions.


1992-1995    Baltimore Institute, College of Art

                       Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication

1986-1990    Moscow College of Fine Arts

                       Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art


          2013   Pinstripes, Georgetown DC Art Competition Winner

          2012   The Art League of Alexandria Award of Merit

                      Del Ray Artisans Curator’s Choice Award

                      Del Ray ArtisansViewer’s Choice Award

          2000   Dupont Circle Illustrator's Club Winner


          2015   Glen Echo Park:  Yellow Barn, 'Layers' Show

          2012   Alexandria City Hall:  Art in City Hall Juried Show 

                      Del Ray Artisans Juried Show

          2011   MOCA DC:  Art without borders

          2010   DCAC:  Mountable Art Show

          2008   Kentland Mansion:  Germantown Art League Show

          2007   Black Rock Center for the Arts: Germantown Art League Show

          2006   Invited Solo Art Exhibitions at Art Expressions Gallery, Potomac, MD

          2000   Illustrator’s Club Winners Exhibition at the Dupont Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC

         1999   Solo Exhibition at Georgetown Show, Washington, DC

         1995   Solo Exhibition at Baltimore Institute, College of Art                    

         1993   Exhibition at Jewish Community Center, Rockville, MD 

         1991   Exhibitions at Moscow Artists Gallery