Larisa Dekermendzhi

M.F.A., National Academy of Art, Kiev, Ukraine. Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, City University of Los Angeles, CA. Among major commissions, sculpture for New York Athletic Club, Kyoto Museum, Japan, Marina Academy, Long Island. In 1992 sculpted a monument to the Israeli athletes assassinated during the 1972 Olympics. Permanent collections include Kyoto Museum, Japan, the Art Museum of Riga, Latvia, New York Institute of Ukrainian History, Williamsburg Arts and History Center. Teaching experience includes the Kiev National Academy of Art, the New York Sculpture Center and the New York Studio School.