Katia Bulbenko is a New Jersey based artist working at the intersection of painting and sculpture.  Her abstract constructions are microcosms related to nature and landscape, influenced by eroded objects and fragments; they are studies in composition and layering, becoming their own realms.  After completing her BFA in printmaking at Tyler School of Art, Katia discovered silk painting, and for many years created textile designs for women's apparel. Many of her painted silk pieces have found their way into her layered assemblages, which may also include upcycled materials, wood, canvas, paper, felt, and beads. The materials are used in a way that promotes ambiguity and flow between what is painted and what is collaged.