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Urban Pop Art Projects is Margarita Korol's brand of fresh design. The art studio is headquartered in New York City with bases in Chicago and Los Angeles. Her mark has been made in the design, publishing, music, and nonprofit industries. Named Best New Visual Artist of 2013 by the Chicago Reader, Margarita's exhibits with her signature humanitarian angle aimed at doing social work have put Urban Pop Art Projects on the map. Updating the Soviet Jewish immigrant experience in the contemporary public eye, her award-winning Spoils of War: Ode to a Refusenik Mother project, featuring a poster exhibit, published poem, produced musical track, video, and book available on Amazon is a multimedia experience covered by the media as doing important social work. Explore her other social propaganda exhibits and more.
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Margarita's writing on the post-Soviet experience, art, music, and sex has appeared alongside her illustrations in Tablet Magazine,, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and Bluecanvas Magazine. She also executes transcription and copy editing projects.

"Spoils of War: Ode to a Refusenik Mother"

Original Poem published in Tablet Magazine 6 June 2012



Party Like a Post-Soviet: How Owning Your Roots Enhances the Party Now

On September 8, Brighton Beach celebrates the new crop of post-Soviet Jews, who are anything but doe-eyed FOBs 31 August 2012


Two Deaths, One Answer

After my brother died, I was frozen with grief—until author Harold Kushner helped me rediscover community

October 4, 2012



A Jewish Ukrainian immigrant needed a voice to help reconcile her foreign past and her American future. She found it—in Kanye West.

September 1, 2011

Active Cultures

Atomic catastrophes conjure the timeless struggle of individuals versus systems

April 5, 2011

A Conversation with Milton Glaser

Published in Issue 8 

December 8, 2010