WILD Profile: Yana Toyber, Buzzing Sensations

Who: Yana Toyber
Where she was born: Ukraine
Where she lives now: NYC
What she does: Visual artist

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What she’s currently working on:
I am working on several projects simultaneously: EMBRYO, Which features Eva Fahler and her identical twin Mia Fahler, REBIRTH an underwater portrait project, and a still life project.


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Stills from EMBRYO.

What good energy means to her:
A light feeling of laughter and happiness. Buzzing sensations of joy and excitement.

What she thinks there is too much of, and too little of:
There is way to much fast food and soda, guns, and the celebration of stupidity and celebrity.

What she’d be doing if she wasn’t a visual artist:
Who knows!! That would be a completely different life.

On Yana’s life-to-do list:
Step a foot on every continent, start a family of my own, constantly create and evolve.

Her earliest memory:
Seeing fire works while spilling tomato sauce on my favorite white night gown, I cried hysterically.

What she considers a fashion faux-pas:
Bad taste.

What cracks her up:
My friends say some funny shit sometimes.

The WILDEST situation she’s ever experienced:
I guess all those orgies I had were pretty wild.


Stills from REBIRTH

What she can’t live without:
Air and water, travel, laughter and love.

With whom she’d like to grow old:
All my best friends and family.

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What she’d like to leave to a future generation:
My art.

Yana’s next challenge:
All of my future creative endeavors and the short film I’m working on.

And her WILD Wish:
A feature film I would some day like to make.

text by: Kate Messinger

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