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Maryia Virshych

Born: 1989

Hometown: Minsk, Belarus

Based in: Barcelona

Maryia Virshych (b. 1989, Minsk, BY) received her Design Research MFA from the Bau Design College
in Barcelona, Spain (2016) and a BA in Architecture from Belarusian National Technical University

Maryia has a background in architecture, space and product design, and craft; all of which reflects
on her current work.

She held positions as a creative at Jordi Canudas Studio, Curro Claret Studio, Fundació Antoni
Tapies and Dada Studios. In 2019 she started her own artistic studio - virmary, working primarily with

Maryia is a recipient of numerous design awards, such as Design Award from Royal Society of Art and
Residency Award from Domaine de Boisbuchet. She showed her work at various collective exhibitions:
CICA Museum (Gimpo-si, KOR), SiteBrooklyn Gallery (NYC, USA), 1000 Vases (Paris, FR), Toussaint at Palais Galerie (Neuchatel, CH), Hangar (Barcelona, ES), Sala d’Art Jove (Barcelona, ES), Cluster Crafts (London, UK), Milan Fashion Week, etc.


Maryia Virshych In The Studio

Breathe in. Breathe out. Absorbing and releasing Mediterranean calm.

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More About Maryia Virshych

Question IconWhat inspires you?

I am constantly motivated by natural processes and organic forms, this includes the way a leaf falls from the tree, a pattern a cloth makes when folding, a glass pebble washed from the sea, etc. Mindful observation is a never-drying source of inspiration. I also look for new shapes by paying close attention to everyday gestures and movements.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

An idea can come to my mind at any place. I first play with it a little in my imagination. Then I write it down ad leave for some time. Later (it can take days or it can take months) I come back to it; if it's worthy it's usually already evolved into something bigger. This is when I start building it in clay: working on the details, thinking of the processes, trying new methods and tools. The refining goes on until I'm in love with the work. We part ways, and the journey begins again.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Refined, Intuitive, Responsible

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Isamu Noguchi, Constantin Brancusi, Joan Serra, Georgia O'Keeffe

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

Most definitely, my head and my hands. Then comes a sculpting stick.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

¨Interest is the most important thing in life; happiness is temporary, but interest is continuous." Georgia O'Keeffe

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Books, old movies, anthropological papers with pictures and a forest.

Articles Featuring Maryia Virshych

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Barcelona Design College

Spain, 2016

Belarussian National Technical University

Belarus, 2012


Domaine Boisbuchet Residency Award


Rijksstudio Award. Top 30


Royal Society of Arts


Andreu World Design Contest



Cluster Crafts

United Kingdom, 2021


Switzerland, 2020

Sala d"Art Jove

Spain, 2019

1000 Vases

France, 2019