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, twenty-nine of her paintings were on view in the lobby of New York's Public Theater: a Tarot-based series commissioned for Mike Daisey's All the Faces of the Moon. She lives and works in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.