Yulia Shtern is a Canadian Visual Artist. For over a decade, she has worked as a Scenic and Costume Designer for Theatre, Dance and Opera while maintaining an active visual art practice. Shtern earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto, Canada), and an MFA in Scenic Design from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). Her art has been exhibited internationally and can be found in private collections across North America and Europe. Both Yulia’s design work and her art have been recognized by a number of awards. Her new series, Magical Zoo, places an emphasis on environmental preservation and on sustainable artistic practices. Yulia takes special interest in gardening, traveling the world, and in the study of foreign languages. She currently resides in Northern Italy.