Groundswell Artist

Nadya Voynovskaya

I am a muralist, painter, textile designer and teaching artist. I was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and raised in California and Florida. Beginning in 2011 I was immersed in the mural making process and collaborated on several community-specific murals in Berkeley and Oakland, learning from some of the mural greats of the San Francisco Bay Area. I relocated to New York to further my studies and completed my BFA in Illustration at School of Visual Arts. In my personal art practice I explore the immigrant experience of existing between worlds, ancestral roots, and the potential for youth-led social change.



I joined the Groundswell team in 2016 and have been constantly inspired and challenged to create around themes of social and environmental justice, culture, and collective good. I am inspired to see students help each other improve as artists and thinkers and persevere over personal and creative challenges. It is a joy to contribute my skills to the life-affirming task of creating community murals.