Widely collected, published and recognized as America’s leading figural sculptor using ceramics, Sergei Isupov also excels in creating intriquing prints, drawings, and paintings. Isupov’s professional career began in 1990 when he participated in the Oslo International Ceramic Symposium in Norway, USSR Ceramicists, a charity exposition at the Hammer Center in Moscow and in New Soviet Art at Fourth Dimension Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Isupov has exhibited in group shows in the Baltics, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, and Korea before emigrating from Estonia to the United States in 1994. With the international market attention now turning to Russian art and artists, this artist offers an interesting glimpse into the world of pre and post Soviet era art. His background combines the influences from a family history of artists, Soviet era art training first in Kiev, Ukraine and later in Tallinn, Estonia, with experiences gained from 16 extraordinarily productive years in the US and at international artist residencies in Australia, Hungary and Estonia. His work has been collected by museums in Estonia, Russia, Ukraine, Norway and Hungary. In the United States, Isupov’s work is in the collections of, among others, the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York. He is represented by the Leslie Ferrin Gallery in Massachusetts.