LARISSA TOKMAKOVA was born in Ukraine, studied painting in Moscow and moved to New York in 1991. Her work has been widely exhibited, including at Chateau de la Napoule, Columbia University, Kunstcentrum Sitard, Deloitte-Touche HQ, Newark Academy, and Sao Paulo's Secreteria de Turismo i Cultura. A faculty member of the Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, Larissa has also taught painting at Ateliers Fourwinds (Aureille, France) and the Hebei Academy (China).


In 2013, LARISSA had 29 paintings on view in the lobby of The Public Theater in New York – a Tarot-based series commissioned for the month-long Mike Daisey monologue ALL THE FACES OF THE MOON:



Larissa's stage appearances include PS 122's production of Kristen Kosmas's THERE, THERE, directed by Paul Willis, revived at On The Boards in Seattle; and most recently, Elana Greenfield's WRENCH (LABA/14th Street Y). She edited the feature films HORRIBLE CHILD and WENDELL & THE LEMON, and lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn.


Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, February – March 2017
The Public Theater,
New York, September 2013– January

Curate NYC, Conde-Nast, New York – October , 2008

Deloitte & Touche, New York, June – Nov 2008

Chateau de la Napoule, Cannes, France, June – October , 2008

Columbia University Treasure Room Gallery, New York, NY, May 2002

Chateau de la Napoule, Cannes, France, April 2 – June 30, 2004

Galeria de Arte da Secretaria de Turismo i Cultura, Sao Paulo, January 2002

Newark Academy, Livingston, NJ, Fall 2001

Fort Smith, Arkansas, Spring 2001

Kunstcentrum Sittard, Netherlands, February 2001

Art Center Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI, January 2001

Central Missouri State University Art Center, January 2001

Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, Fall 2000

National Society of Artists, Texas, November 2000

NCA 45th Annual, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, CA, October 2000

Art Association of Harrisburg, PA, May 2000

Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX, May 2000 

NYBD Budapest, Hungary, August–October 1998

University of Salisbury, MD, 1997



Ateliers Fourwinds, Aureille, France, 2000 and 2003

Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojaca, Spain, April 2002

Kunstcentrum Sittard, The Netherlands, January 2001


St. Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY, 2003 - Present

Ateliers Fourwinds, Aureille, France, 2003/2004

Hebei University, Baoding, China, Fall 2002



Moscow State Academy Faculty of Applied Arts, Russia, 1987–1991