Sergei Isupov (b. 1963) is an Estonian-American sculptor internationally known for his highly detailed, narrative works. Isupov explores painterly figure-ground relationships, creating surreal sculptures with a complex artistic vocabulary that combines two- and three-dimensional narratives and animal/human hybrids. He works in ceramic using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine surface and form with narrative painting using stains and clear glaze.
Isupov teaches workshops and lectures internationally at conferences, universities, museums and art centers, and has a long international resume with work included in numerous collections and exhibitions. Isupov graduated from the Art Institute of Tallinn, Estonia with a BA/MFA in Ceramics in 1990. He immigrated to the United States in 1994. Sergei, along with his wife and daughter divide their year between Estonia and the USA.