M.A. Art History, Auckland University
B.F.A. Painting, Training Institute, Moscow, Russia
Yulia Tikhonova is the director of Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery at St. John’s University, Queens, NY.
Inspired by St. John's Vincentian tradition, she is working hard to make the gallery a welcoming space for the vulnerable populations of artists, intellectuals, and activists.
Previously, she was director of the Art Gallery at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
Tikhonova is the founder of Brooklyn House of Kulture, a nonprofit organized to explore models of community curating amongst the diverse communities of Brooklyn, NY. Brooklyn House of Kulture has expanded and refined its vision and has been renamed “Creative Diasporas.”
As an independent curator, she has produced exhibitions at many NYC venues, including Dixon Place, Clemente Soto Velez, and multiple branches of the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries. Her curatorial activities have highlighted artists from New York City’s diverse diapsoras.
Yulia received her BFA from Teachers Training Institute in Moscow and an MA in Art History from University of Auckland. She is a graduate of the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies (MA).