About

Introduction

 

I am an artist with a Russian background that nowadays live and work professionally in the Netherlands. My roots take place in St.Petersburg which great architecture, culture and history influenced me once and forever. My work is personal and autobiographical. It is rooted in the rituals and private mythology of my family and its environment.

 

Today, in the time of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of Arts — old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but the favorite is clay for its plasticity and ability to transform. In the process of creation I look for the metaphoric image to describe my idea. Conflict between earthen and divine, ideal and ordinary, sexuality and a lifecycle, a spiritual quest and a human fantasy are the most popular subjects for me.

 

Working at the edge of two great cultures (Russian and Dutch) gave an enormous impulse to me. A synthesis of those and my personal life experience influence my art ideas, and my work forms in a way of a puzzle. My life stories, colors, emotions like particles of the puzzle shape an image. My images are full of symbols (a Man and a Woman, parts of the human body, a Tree, animals). My favorite symbol is a human head — it is like a metaphor of the human being itself. The head forms the place containing ideas, emotions and moods of a person, it shows a character. Besides the seriousness of the subjects I like to put irony and humor in my works - they often have a whimsical or childish look.

 

RESUME

 

 

Personal / Education:

 

21-05-1974 Born in Leningrad (Russia). Russian/Dutch (obtained in 2002).

Resident in the Netherlands since 1998.

2005-2007 Study at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. Graduated July 2007

1998 – 2001 Study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Graduated July 2001

1992-1998 Study at the State St-Petersburg Academy of Art and Design. Graduated May 1998

 

Exhibitions:

 

December 2013 "Total Recall", Punt WG, Amsterdam

March 2013 “Windows of St-Petersburg”, Stadhuis Apeldoorn

September 2012 “Windows of St-Petersburg”, GlasKunstBeurs, Leerdam

June 2012 “Windows of St-Petersburg”, Art Partner group exhibition, Amstelveen

March 2012 “Collection of Curiosities”, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam

October-November 2011 “Kunst moet rollen”, group exposition at CBKU, Utrecht

March- August 2011 Exhibition at the Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam

January 2009 “My Past”, tile floor installation, Dienst Belastingen Gemeente Amsterdam

December 2008 “Dierbaar”, group expo, Museum Willem van Haren, Heerenveen

December 2008 “Views”, group show, Museum Waterland, Purmerend

November 2008 “Dierbaar”, group expo, SBK Amstelveen

December 2007 Supperclub, Monday’s Artist, Amsterdam; one day solo

November 2007 Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, group expo Hamburg, Germany

September 2007 Lloyd Hotel, group exposition, Amsterdam

May-October 2007 “Pretty Dutch”, group exhibition, Princessehof museum, Leeuwarden

September 2007 Inside Design Amsterdam, Marthouse, group exposition

June 2007 Art Partner group expo; W139 Basement

April 2007 Solo exhibition, De Nederlansche Bank, Amsterdam

April 2007 “One and Another Painting”, group expo with Sandberg Institute, W139 Basement

May 2006 “White, Bright and Delighting Home” group exhibition, Marthouse, Amsterdam

May 2006 KunstVlaai, Amsterdam

January 2006 IMM Cologne, group exhibition with Sandberg Instituut, Future point, Germany

May 2005 KunstRAI 2005, solo show, Schröder Gallery, Amsterdam

January 2005 “In Tijdelijk Gebruik, museale kunst en cultureel erfgoed in de Hoftoren”, Ministry of Education, Culture & Sciences.

June 2004 “Welcome to the Dollhouse”, groupexpo, Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

May 2004 KunstRAI 2004, Amsterdam

April 2004 Exhibition at the BLIK gallery, Rotterdam

June – September 2003 Exhibition about contemporary ceramics, Museum ”Princessehof”, Leeuwarden

May 2003 KunstRAI 2003, Amsterdam

March – April 2003 Solo exhibition at Schroder Galerie/Ateliers, The Hague

June – September 2002 Solo exhibition at the Мuseum “Princessehof”, Leeuwarden,

May 2002 KunstRAI 2002, Amsterdam

March – May 2002 Exhibition at the Academisch Medisch Centrum, Amsterdam

September – October 2001 Group exhibition at Shell Research Center, Amsterdam, in collaboration with BLIK

June 2000 “Rietveld naar de Beurs 2000”, sale exhibition in the Beurs van Berlage

July 1999 Participation in the 8th International Ceramic Symposium (Ceramics Millennium) Amsterdam; group exhibition at the Rietveld Academy, ceramics department

May - June 1999 Group exhibition “The Magic of Gold” in “De Nederlandsche Bank”,

April 1999 International AIAS Student Seminar “Park of the Future”, Amsterdam; park sculpture “The Hand of Life”

 

Commissions:

 

August-October 2011 Commission from ArtPartner for “WindowsofStPetersburg” project, Aerdenhout

September-January 2011 Commission from ArtPartner for ZLTO, Den Bosch; designing a 60m2 water pond, mosaics (in cooperation with MOSA factory)

February 2009 Designing a baptismal font and a chapel mosaics for the Russian Orthodox Church, Amsterdam

March 2008 Designing a new series for Gemovers Factory,Nieuwkoop

February 2008 Commission for MN Services, Rijswijk

November 2007 Designing an award for One Minute Video Festival, Amsterdam

September 2007 Designing objects for the Frozen Fountain Gallery/Shop, Amsterdam

May 2006 “Een tichel voor de Tichel Kerk”” - assignment for the Russian Orthodox Church, Amsterdam

July-December 2005 Designing mosaics and bath interior in a private house, Amsterdam

January-March 2004 Commission for the FMO bank, The Hague

July 2003 “The Hand”, floor mosaic for the entrance of the Slotervaart Hospital, Amsterdam

August 2000 “The Arc of Noah”, project with ARTIS for Sail 2000 in collaboration with other artists

May 2000 (2002) “Klaagmuur/The Weeping Wall”, project with Amnesty International for Colombia (Trujillo) in collaboration with an architect

 

Prizes and Grants:

 

October 2013 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

October 2013 Vermeulen Brauckman Stichting

May 2008 Basissubsidie, Fonds BKVB

May 2003 Public prize, KunstRAI

September 2001 Winner of the Shell Young Art Award 2001, pub. [5-6]

November 2000 Prize in the photo competition for the Siemens Art Calendar 2001

 

Work in collection:

 

Museum Het Princessehof, Leeuwarden

ZLTO, s’Hetogenbosch

FMO Bank, The Hague

MN Services, Rijswijk

ArtPartner, Amsterdam

Private collections

 

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