Lidia Sharapova, born in 1982, is a visual artist and researcher who specializes in documentary and art photography, video, and archive work. She is currently located in Milwaukee, WI.

Lidia uses documentary photography to explore issues of social identity, gender, race, and the complexity of small communities. 

She believes great photography reveals our common humanity and moves us closer together while broadening our perspective.


2023 | Anna, Solo exhibition | Museum of Wisconsin Art DTN gallery, Milwaukee, WI

2021 | Queering the Cream City, billboard art exhibition | Milwaukee, WI

2021 | As We Are, Solo exhibition | Bay View Gallery Night, Milwaukee, WI

2020 | Love, and Loss, and Resilience, Group exhibition | SXSE, Molena, GA 

2020 | I Witness, Group exhibition | Warehouse gallery, Milwaukee, WI 

2019 | Street Photography, Solo exhibition | Bay View Gallery Night, Milwaukee

2019| COPA, Group exhibition | Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI 


2021 FRESH EYES talents, powered by GUP Magazine

2021 Portrait Of Humanity by 1854 British Journal of Photography, shortlist

2021  2nd Annual International Portrait/Fashion Exhibition by Analog Film Photography Association


January 2023 “From Personal to Political: Developing a Photography Project”, Photomidwest, Madison, WI

January 2021 “COPA Spotlight”, Milwaukee, WI

March 2019 “These Milwaukee Streets” with Olympus, Milwaukee, WI 


2019 — 2021 School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc, St.Petersburg, Russia 

October 2013 “The Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI”, Jeffersonville, New York. 

2012 — 2013 “Photojournalism” by Sergey Maximishin. School of visual arts, Moscow, Russia. 

1999 — 2004 M.S. Industrial & Civil Engineering, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow, Russia. 

Lidia Sharapova an artist working with photography in Milwaukee.