Zhanna Tsytsyn is an indigenous Siberian artist (immigrating to America at 9 years of age and currently based in the Pacific Northwest), whose work utilizes  a variety of techniques, including oil, collected earth, oil sticks, raw pigment, and sand to create intensely textured paintings and sculptures. Rooted in Ecosomatics and inspired by nature, music, body and mysticism, Tsytsyn creates surreal, metaphysical, abstract landscapes and figurative work that reflect in the natural world our own inner landscape.
Inspired by what unites us as a species and our oneness with nature, Tsytsyn uses rhythm and pattern motifs within body and nature, reflecting how movement can be a way of attuning to the rhythm of the universe.
Absorbed in magical thinking and creation of fantasy worlds that unify external and internal landscapes, much like transcendental portals we access through shamanic dance, Tsytsyn’s textured meditative works explore the elemental human yearning for permanence and connection in a universe governed by constant change. 


Appearing both ethereal and visceral, Tsytsyn weaves together moods, motives and narratives to depict figures who reflect and dream, creating their sovereign worlds from the inside out. These abounding visions of unfolding self-actualizations are sometimes sheltered in the solitude of domestic space and other times liberated into landscapes. Influenced by history of immigration, shamanic teachings and cycles of the natural world, Tsytsyn’s work excavates the inner dimension to discover an existence where one’s sovereignty is in the here and now, sprung from the land itself, all connected as one.




2008 - BA - Painting, Drawing and Printmaking

            Portland State University, Portland, OR

2004 - The Art Institute of Portland


Select Exhibitions

2024 - Solo Show (2 artists) - Spirit/Nature, Rebecca Anstine Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2023 - Art at the Cave Gallery, Vancouver, WA

2023 - Clark County Open Studios, WA

2023 - Portland Open Studios, OR

2023 - Solo Show - The Matters of Origins, La Casita Cultural Center, Vancouver, WA

2022 - We Are Reversal, Palazzo Pisani-Revedin "Rossini", Venice, Italy

2022 - Blind Insect Gallery, Portland, OR

2022 - La Casita Cultural Center, Vancouver, WA

2022 - Rebirth, Le Jardins Des Arts, New York, NY