Svetlana Swinimer lives and works in Ottawa, Canada. She was born and educated in Russia, and taught art in Russia, Africa and Canada. Her artistic focus includes humanity, cosmology, mythology and cutting-edge science.
Swinimer’s body of work encompasses paintings, sculptures, installations, video, inventive photography and experimental printing. You can see her art in the State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia, in Tuzla Portrait Gallery Bosnia Gergotsevina, and in the collections of the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau. She collaborated with Jean Halstead on art in public places to create the sculpture “Alipes” for The Paramedic Service Headquarters, Ottawa, Canada. Swinimer has curated numerous exhibitions in Ottawa and Nairobi, featuring local and international artists.