Artist statement:  Living on the planet Earth, taking our place on it, being occupied with our daily routine is our destiny as human beings. Each of us is just a little part of the Universe, so versatile and limitless. I would like to understand our place in it, our triviality in the universal and our significance in the planetary scale.


Ekaterina Smirnova is a Seattle based artist. She is highly inspired by science (astronomy, physics and chemistry). Ekaterina's recent project, 67P, has been noticed by the European Space Agency (ESA), where she presented her work in 2016. The artist collaborates with scientists from around the world, interpreting their research into art. Ekaterina often travels, in the past few years she went to art residencies in Japan, Ireland, Austria and throughout the USA. Ekaterina works in different media: large scale watercolor paintings, ceramic sculptures, music collaborations and interactive electronics. 

In 2016-2017 Ekaterina:
participated science symposiums
50th ESLABDPS/EPSCEGU and Art + Environment;
had solo shows at: ESTEC and 4Bid gallery, Netherlands;
gave public talks at: ESA and NASA;
Ekaterina’s work was presented at the World Science Festival in Brisbane, Australia.

Astronomy & Geophysics Journal, Oxford Press
NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory blog
The Discovery Channel