Artur Akopjan was born in Armenia, lives and works in Riga (Latvia). In 1996 he successfully completed his studies of painting at the Latvian Academy of Art in Riga. He participated in numerous exhibitions in Belgium (including participation in Art Bruxelles), Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Austria. Works are in private ownership in Austria, USA, UK, Norway, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Lithuania, Latvia, Armenia.
Lera Auerbach (born 1973 in Chelyabinsk) is a composer, concert pianist, writer and, last but not least, a visual artist. Auerbach's operas, ballet pieces as well as works for orchestra and chamber music are on the program of many renowned music houses such as the San Francisco Ballet, the Stanislavsij Theater, the Hamburg Opera, the Theater an der Wien, China's National Ballet, the Semper Opera and the Staatskapelle in Dresden. Auerbach has received numerous awards including two Golden Masks, the Echo Klassik, the Hindemith Prize and was named Young Global Leader 2007 and Cultural Leader 2014 by the World Economic Forum in Davos. The spectrum of her creative spirit encompasses not only music, but also writing of Russian-language poetry and prose, and is currently particularly exciting in its vivid (photo-) graphic and sculptural expression.
Born 1980 in Saransk (Russia), Anastasia Bereza lives and works in Vilnius (Lithuania) and Murmansk (Russia). Studied art at the Pedagogical Institute in Murmansk. 2016 - scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture of the RF. Her paintings are created on trips through the northern regions of Russia, the Baltic countries, Norway and Normandy. In addition to cityscapes, she mainly captures rural subjects and extensive coasts in pastels, collages or oil paintings. The works of the multiple price winner have been exhibited in many parts of Europe and Russia and are present in numerous museums and private art collections.
Anna Bierstein was born in Moscow in a family of artists. She is a graduate of the Surikov Academy of Arts in Moscow. She has had numerous individual and group exhibitions in Moscow, London, Basel, Florence, Melburn, Washington and elsewhere. Works of the artist are excibited in State Tretyakov Gallery and Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, State Museum of Russian Arts in Kiev, National Museum Women in Art in Washington, and in several public and private art collections.
Born in Lipetsk in 1973. After completing his training as a restorer, he graduated from the State University in Lipetsk as a freelance graphic designer. Since 2002 Vadim Bo has been living and working in St. Petersburg. Numerous international group and solo exhibitions are visibly ensuring his artistic success. Outside of the Russian-speaking world, he participated in various competitions and exhibitions, e.g. in Berlin and Helsinki. Many of his works are in museum and private collections worldwide, including the art collection of John Travolta and Kelly Preston.
Born in 1950 in Moscow, Anatoly Burykin studied at the Academy of Architecture and Sculpture in Moscow; after graduation he taught drawing and painting there. During his artistic career, Anatoly Burykin has worked successfully as a book illustrator, photographer, graphic artist and even enamel artist. Many of the books illustrated by Anatoly achieved international success. Among these, the children's book "The Kitten and Santa Claus" (Bohem Press) was named "Book of the Year" in Italy in 2003. In recent years, the artist has been more involved with painting. He achieved a great success with his solo exhibitions in Moscow, Helsinki, Paris, Vienna, Padova and Munich. He also participated in international fairs for contemporary art in Innsbruck, Munich and Vienna.
Born 1974 in Murmansk (Russia), lives and works in Vilnius (Lithuania). Finished the Art College in Orel (Russia) in 2000 and attended numerous master classes. In 2001 he won the US - USSR Trade and Economic Council, (USTEC), in 2014 he obtained a scholarship from the High North AiR Network in Norway, and in 2016, a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of Russia. His works are represented in Russian and Norwegian museums and numerous private collections in Russia, Norway, Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Finland, Japan, Italy and Canada. He is inspired by the impressions he and his wife Anastasia Bereza collect on their numerous travels.
Elena Figurina has a doctorate in aeronautical engineering and has been artistically active since 1978. From 1981 to 1990 she was a member of the group of nonconformist artists, since 2000 a member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Modern Art. She participated in more than 200 exhibitions in Russia and abroad. The artist's works are represented in museums and private collections in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, the USA. The artist lives and works in St.Petersburg.
Painter from Tbilisi (Tiflis), born in 1952, studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi. Winner of the State Prize of the Republic of Georgia, winner of the Artist Contest (First Prize) at Art Dubai. Participated in multiple group exhibitions and art fairs in Russia, Western Europe and USA; solo exhibitions in Basel, Berlin, Vienna, Aachen and Atlanta. Gia Guguschvili holds a professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, where he also heads the rectorate.
Rusudan Khizanishvili (née Gobejishvili) was born 17.12.1979 in Nalchik (Russia). Since 1992 the artist lives and works in Tbilisi (Georgia). In 1998 she got her B.A. in painting at the J. Nikoladze College of Art in Tbilisi. Afterwards she studied at the State Art Academy in Tbilisi and finished her studies in 2005 with an M.A. in Media Art. Her outstanding success is testified by numerous invitations to art festivals, including the Mark Rothko Art Center in Latvia. Almost all her works were exhibited in Europe and USA. Some of the most important events of her recent artistic career were her participation in the 56th Venice Art Biennale and the large exhibition of Georgian artists "Artist's Book" at the Georgian National Historical Museum. All of her ten works exhibited there were bought by the museum and are now part of the Georgian cultural heritage. Many of her works are represented in private collections worldwide.
Tutu Kiladze was born in 1981 in Tbilisi (Georgia) and studied at the State Academy of Arts in Tbilisi. Even before she graduated in 2005, her works were exhibited at multiple group and solo exhibitions as well as international art fairs (e.g. Viennafair 2012). Many of her works are in private ownership in Austria, Georgia and the USA.
Evgenia Kudrina was born in the Ural region (Russia). She graduated from К.А.Savitzkij art colleague in Pensа (Russia) , specialising in sculpture. Currently she lives and works in Moscow. She participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and symposia in Russia, the USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Colombia and Kazakhstan. Her works can be found in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Gallery in Perm, in many other Russian museums and in private collections worldwide.
Born 1967 in Kazan (Central Russia/Tatarstan); lives and works in Kazan and Riga 1997 - graduated from the Latvian Academy of Art in Riga at the Faculty of Monumental Painting 2000 - Member of the Latvian Artists Association 2001 - Member of the Russian Artists Association Individual and group exhibitions in Russia, Latvia, Finland, Czech Republic, Austria "Expressive formalism", says the artist, would be a possible term for his painting style. The abstract paintings of colorful areas of color and playful structures merge on the canvas into a narrative pictorial composition.
Born in 1966 in Krasnodar region (North Caucasus), Andrej Rudjev studied theater and cinema arts in Krasnodar and Moscow at the Soviet State Academy of Cinematography; graduated from the Leningrad School of Applied Arts specialising on the subject of monumental painting. Since 1993 he has worked as a freelance artist, since 1998 he has been a lecturer at the St. Petersburg Academy of Applied Arts.
Svetlana Rumak was born in Poltava (Ukraine) in 1969. In 1991 she graduated from the Faculty of Painting and Graphic Arts at the Pedagogical Institute of Naberezhnye Chelny (Tatarstan, Russia). In 1993 she started to exhibit her works. She participated in numerous exhibitions in Russia, USA, Paris, Teddington and Molesey (U.K.), Zutfen (Netherlands), Germany, Czech Republic, Great Britain and Austria. The artist has also participated in art plenums and symposia in Quatar, Turkey, Azerbaijan, India, Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania. Her works are represented in the Museum of Art in Kazan (Russia) as well as in private collections in Russia, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Israel, Quatar, Bulgaria, Turkey, Japan, Estonia, Latvia, Azerbaijan and many others. Currently Svetlana Rumak lives and works in Moscow.
Saré (Evgenia Sarkisian) was born 1959 in Erevan, Armenia. Studied at the Erevan Academy of Fine Arts specialising in scenography, theater and film costumery . For several years she worked at various theaters until she moved to Paris in 1991, where she now devotes herself exclusively to painting.
Alexey Terenin was born in Moscow in 1969. In 1993 he successfully completed his studies of architecture at the Moscow Academy. His career as a painter and a graphic artist began with the commission of a stage design at the Moscow State Bolshoi Theater for the Igor Stravinsky ballet "Capricio". Since 1992 he has been represented by two prestigious Moscow galleries, Art Modern and M'Ars, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art. Numerous exhibitions have been dedicated to him worldwide. His works are represented in private collections in Germany, Austria, Brazil, Japan, the USA, the Czech Republic, Italy and Russia. Currently the artist lives and works in Prague.
Born in 1965 in Iznoskovo (Kursk region, central Russia). Graduate of the Art Faculty of the Pedagogical University in Kursk. Held individual exhibitions in Moscow, Vienna, Passau, and Florence. Represented in: Graphic Collection Albertina; private collections in Russia, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg and Australia. Works by the artist are frequently auctioned at the Dorotheum.
Born in 1982, lives and works in St Petersburg-
After gradiating as an angineer in robotics, he soon finds his way into art and takes courses at the Pro Arte Academy and at the School of Contemporary Art Paideia in St. Petersburg. Works as a graphic and stage designer at the Michail Schemjakin Foundation. However, the course for his artistic style was set by Street Art, in which he is still active. The paintings of the young Petersburg artist are crazy and cheeky. The work of this artist, born 20 years after the Flower Power movement, is like a reincarnation of the Pop Art of the 60s. Largely colorful, black contoured, made in a provocative and naïve painting style, his works elevate many of his subjects to psychedelic miracles.
Adil Yusif was born in 1977 in Baku (Azerbaijan). He studied at the State Art College Azimzade in Baku until 1994 and then at the State University of Art and Culture in 2005. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Azerbaijani Artists' Association. In 2005 he won the 3rd International Biennale of Contemporary Art of the Islamic World in Tehran (Iran). He held numerous exhibitions and participated in art symposia in Austria, Romania, South Korea, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Egypt, etc. His works are in private collections in Italy, France, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, Bulgaria, the UAE, etc. Artist lives and works in Baku.
Born in Nihznij Tagil (Ural) in 1947, he graduated from the St. Petersburg School of Applied Arts. Member of the Academy of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg. His works are represented in several museum collections: the Russian State Museum, the City Historical Museum, the S. Dyagilev Center and the Russian National Library; the Kiev Museum of Russian Art (Ukraine), the Bristol Museum (UK), and in private collections in Russia, Germany, USA, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Austria and Israel.