Welcome to the Verba Art international multimedia exhibition.
We'd like to introduce you to the artists from Russia. Russia is renowned for its art school and traditions of creating works of art.
Russian artists, such as Ilya Repin, Marc Chagall, Kazimir Malevich, and many others, have gained worldwide fame and recognition. Students from all over the world come to study at Russian art universities and academies.
At our multimedia exhibition, we'll introduce you to several distinctive artists.
Verba Art international project helps to share works of art created by artists from different countries. We welcome all interested authors from China, Kazakhstan, Italy, USA, France, UK, UAE, and any other country to participate in the project. Art is what unites people. Through art, one can understand the soul of a nation.
We'll provide a short bio for every artist presented at our multimedia exhibition.
Marina Bykovskaya. Born in Balashikha, Moscow Oblast, in 1955.
In 1978, graduated from the Moscow Institute of Railway Engineering of the Russian University of Transport with a degree in construction economics.
In 2015, after moving to a village near Kolomna, she started painting. Works in such genres as portrait, floral still life, landscape. Creates paintings using acrylic, tempera, pastels, and oil.
Natalia Vlaskina.Born in the Beloomut settlement, Moscow Oblast, on October 18, 1971. In 1993, graduated from Ryazan State Pedagogical Institute named after S.A. Esenin awarded the Order of the Badge of Honour with degree in elementary teaching and the right to teach Russian language and literature in lower secondary school. Later, underwent retraining and now teaches fine arts and technology at the Municipal Budgetary General Education Institution "Beloomutskaya Secondary School of General Education No. 1".
Over 15 years, she has created about 500 artworks, most of which are kept in private collections in Russia, Germany, and USA. Natalia Vlaskina creates botanical art in watercolour, as well as portraits and urban landscape paintings in oil and tempera on canvas and cardboard (using dry brush technique).
Nella Genkina. Born in Perm, in a family of teachers who instilled in their daughter a love of learning and art. After graduating from the Physics department of Nizhny Novgorod State University, Nella Genkina taught physics at the university for seven years, and then worked as a researcher at the Gorky Research Institute of Physics and Technology.
Nella Genkina's first degree is in physics, and she has reached a certain professional level in that area. At the same time, she is an artist who became famous thanks to her artworks.
In 1998–2010, she took a painting course at Nizhny Novgorod Art College. After that she continued to improve her artistic skills in the workshops of the teachers of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, as well as of the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry. Nella Genkina had more than 20 solo exhibitions held in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, and Helsinki, and participated in numerous national and international art fairs, including those in France (2018), Israel (2018), and the Philippines (2004). Currently, she lives and works in Moscow creating artworks and participating in exhibitions.
Lyudmila Derevyanko. A photo artist. Creates photos and videos of natural and urban landscapes. Has been working in this genre over 15 years. Lives in Moscow.
Two works by Lyudmila Derevyanko are presented at our exhibition. One work picturing snow-covered Moscow immerses you in the atmosphere of a winter city. The second one is in contrast to the first. Summer. Heat. Stillness.
Ekaterina Bosak. Descending from a family of artists, Ekaterina Bosak is an artist, an interior and landscape designer, and a decorator. She created her early paintings under the name of Bosak, while later changed her surname to Vasilyeva.
Ekaterina is a member of the Eurasia International Union of Artists, the Russian Union of Abstractionists, and Foundation for Peace Creative Union.
Tatiana Zhelankina is a modern Russian artist. Graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with diploma in international economics, but engaged herself in painting. Tatiana is a self-taught artist, who learnt the ropes of painting all by herself, experimenting and honing her technique, relying on academic literature, available video materials, and her own critical view. She started painting in oil at the age of 33. Currently, she lives and works in Surgut.
Her realistic paintings can be divided into two main categories: landscapes and depictions of people. The artist's choice of painting style is inspired by the work of contemporary American artist Casey Baugh and extends to self-portraits, portraits, genre paintings, and urban architecture. Tatiana is not afraid to experiment with new techniques and is very fond of colour. Focusing on emotion and mood in her realistic paintings, she strives to achieve maximum effect by simple means, manipulating light and using muted colours. Narrative compositions of her genre paintings are intended to be interpreted by the audience, as only then the artworks gain their temporal and subjective meaning. The versatility and harmony, grace and simplicity of the artist's canvases are key for them to stand the test of time.
Iraida Tresvyatskaya was born in Moscow in 1967. Graduated from the Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics. She engaged herself in painting, took a pre-entry course at the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts, and decided to continue her studies with famous Moscow artists. Later, she chose to pursue the direction of Orthodox icon painting. Since 1997, she has been painting icons under the direction of Sergey Tarasyan.
The course of TV and radio presenters at Ostankino Moscow Institute of Television and Radio Broadcasting (MITRO) opened the way to the media. Iraida continued to paint pictures and created various TV programs on federal and Moscow TV channels, was the host of a musical program on Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station, became a co-author of the Monarchist play and a screenwriter of many documentaries, began teaching TV journalism at Moscow universities. In 2009, while shooting an Orthodox film, she took a course at the US school of iconology established by the Russian iconographer Vladislav Andreev. In 2010, she began to create abstract acrylic paintings.
Since 2016, Iraida Tresvyatskaya has been participating in various exhibitions in Russia and abroad, including Serbia and USA. In 2016, her Ghost Islands abstract landscape painting won the 3rd place at the XX International Exhibition and Competition of Contemporary Art, and in 2021, her Meditation painting won the 1st place at the World Art Geography Award.
Maria Bogacheva. Born in Izhevsk, Udmurtia, in 1971.
In 1990, graduated from Ryazan Art College named after G.K. Wagner, Theatre Costume department. Major: theatre costume design.
In 1998, graduated from A.N. Kosygin Moscow State Textile Academy, department of Applied Arts.
Major: fashion design.
In 2000, became the member of the Moscow Union of Artists (graphics section) and of the Moscow Estamp association.
In 2021, participated in the Russian Seasons in New Jersey exhibition at the Museum of Russian Art (MoRA) in New Jersey, USA.
In 2021, participated in the QIAF2021 international art festival in Doha, Qatar.
In 2021–2022, participated in the Biennale d'Arte Contemporanea della Murgia biennale of contemporary art held in Apulia, Italy, museum project, artist's works have been included in the exhibition catalogue.
In 2021–2022, participated in the Russian-American BOSSOM international exhibition of women artists at the POP UP MUSEUM, Moscow.
In 2022, participated in the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary 2022 international art fair, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.
In 2022, participated in the HIPNOS international exhibition at palazzo Pisani Revedin (curated by Loreta Larkina), San Marco 4013|A, Venice, Italy, as part of the 2022 Venice Biennale. Artist's works have been included in the exhibition catalogue.
Location of artworks:
— the Archbishop John C. Favalora Archive & Museum of the St. Tomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida, USA), at the MoRA, New Jersey, USA;
— the Maloyaroslavets city art gallery and private collections in Russia, France, USA, China, and UK.
Participated in the Verba Art international auction, where two artworks worth 20,000 rubles each were sold.
So far, Maria has created more than 300 artworks.
Currently, she creates oil and pastel paintings.
Maria Bogacheva about her Cosmic Nature of Folk Costume project,
“The Cosmic Nature of Folk Costume project represents decorative symbolism.
The theme of folk traditions is very deep in its philosophy and emotionality. I feel how powerful the energy it exudes is. This feeling inspired me to create the Cosmic Nature of Folk Costume indie project.”
Olga Nikolaeva. Born in the Krasnoe village, Moscow Oblast, in 1970.
In 1994, graduated from the MIREA—Russian Technological University, in 2015, completed design courses, area of specialty—artistic design.
Key techniques and genres of artworks: pencil drawing, digital painting, watercolor (close to pointillism), acrylic painting.
Titles, awards, diplomas: honorary member of the International Academy of Contemporary Arts. 1st place at the St. Petersburg Art Week exhibition, 2021 and 2022, 1st place at the Talent of Russia exhibition, Moscow, 2021. Silver medal of the AEA international competition, 2022.
Participation in international exhibitions abroad: Bunin Seasons in Grasse exhibition on the Cote d'Azur, France, 2018. Watercolor Art Zurich international watercolor exhibition, Switzerland, 2019. Groene Hartenwens international exhibition, Netherlands, 2019. Albania Super international watercolor biennale, Albania, 2019.
From 2013 to 2023, about 700 paintings were created.
Innovations in art: developed her own distinctive style in digital art.
Raisa Arefyeva is an artist, a teacher, an honorary member of the International Academy of Contemporary Arts, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia, the Eurasian Art Union, the International Arts Fund, the Association of Mytishchi Artists. Raisa is a winner of the Zodchiy prize named after Dmitry Kedrin; in 2011–2022, a laureate of international painting, graphics, decorative and applied arts competitions in Russia, Germany, Italy, Slovakia, Iran, Portugal, USA, Latvia, and China, was awarded the bronze medal of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia, Golden Eagle (New York). Since 2013, a member of expert councils of international exhibitions and competitions in Russia and abroad.
Raisa Arefyeva's works are kept in museums in Russia, as well as in private collections in many countries, including France, UK, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Greece, Poland, Moldova, Belarus, Czech Republic, Panama, Canada, USA, Finland, Austria, Brazil, Japan, Republic of Korea, China, India, etc. Her works have been published in catalogues and contemporary art magazines in Russia and abroad (2008–2022).
The artist creates pencil, watercolor, pastel, tempera, and acrylic graphic art, as well as oil and acrylic paintings in various genres and techniques, including portrait, caricature, still life, landscape, multi-figure compositions, etc. In 2005, Raisa Arefyeva launched her own school of Matryoshka doll painting, where she teaches to create portrait Matryoshka dolls combining painting with decorative and applied arts.
The most important thing for Raisa is to convey the unique beauty of each person, which she considers the greatest value.
Years of life: 1941–2003.
Born in the Poloika village, Novosibirsk Oblast, USSR.
Professional architect. Key techniques and genres of artworks: painting, watercolor, associational and analytical art.
Professor, head of the department of Architectural Design of the Tomsk State Academy of Architecture and Construction, Candidate Architect, member of the Union of Architects of the USSR, adviser of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences, Honorary Architect of Gosstroy.
Created more than 1500 paintings and graphic artworks and 2000 drawings and sketches.
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