Maria Pleshkova (b. 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography and video.
Her life and art are inseparably connected. She lives her life through her art, depicting her personal experience and in a sincere and honest way. In her work, Maria explores the Microcosm, the human universe, and certain moments of the highest intensity of life. Maria’s recent projects are mostly autobiographical, but the autobiography is just an excuse to talk about things which are universal and common to all humankind.
Pleshkova says, “I make self-portraits because I am so often alone, and because I am the person I know best. Creation is the opposite of death, and each self-portrait is the answer to the question “Am I still alive?”