Born and raised in Russia, I received a Master’s degree in fine art and design from the Moscow School of Applied Arts, where I also studied world History of Art and costumes. After graduating I began my career as a painter and my pieces were displayed and sold in numerous exhibitions throughout Europe. Since that time I have worked as an illustrator and art director for various companies in Moscow and Toronto. My artistic abilities have been recognized through numerous national and international awards for illustrations, graphic design and photography.
I am a passionate artist with over 20 years of effective experience in publishing, advertising and editorial field, successfully working with clients across Canada, the United States and Europe. My skills also include graphic design, typography and photography, which allow me to provide my clients with a complete job from concept development to the final product.
Through my personal work, I seek to create enchanting, curious and captivating art, which stems from a certain emotional, historical or cultural approach. I seek to balance real life with spiritualism, the elegance of classical art with a modern vision.
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2016 • One of six finalists of "New Children's Book" International Contest for a series of doll-illustrations, Moscow, Russia.
2013 • Applied Arts Award for fine art photography series: Applied Arts, Photography & Illustration, Toronto, Canada.
2009 • Applied Arts Award for book cover illustration: Applied Arts, Photography & Illustration, Toronto, Canada.
2009 • XPOSE photography and Illustration Award, Toronto, Canada.
2005 • Award for book cover design: Applied Arts, Design & Advertising, Toronto, Canada.
2004 • Gold Prize for corporate design: XEROX National Graphic Design Competition, Toronto, Canada.
2003 • Gold and Silver Prize for logo and booklet design: XEROX National Graphic Design Competition, Toronto, Canada.
2002 • Applied Arts Award for advertising illustration: Applied Arts, Photography & Illustration, Toronto, Canada.
2002 • Gold and Bronze Prize for digital illustration: Graphic Exchange Digital Art Awards, Toronto, Canada.
2001 • Gold Prize for digital illustration: Graphic Exchange Digital Art Awards, Toronto, Canada.
1996 • Gold Prize for commercial poster: City of Moscow Advertising Contest, Moscow, Russia
SELECTED CLIENTS AND EMPLOYERS:
Second Story Press
ORCA Book Publishing
Cloak Fashion Design
TV-Park Publishing House
MOSCOW Executive Club
Computerland International Inc.
1313 Gallery, Toronto, September 2020
BLACK PLAY WITH WHITE SPIRITS
1313 Gallery, Toronto, February 2020
THE SKY IS PINK
Revolution Gallery, Buffalo, USA, November 2019.
TOAF, Toronto, July 12-14, 2019
The Shadowood Collective Art exhibition, London, ON, February 2018.
ELAIN FLECK GALLERY, Curator’s Choice Winners Show, Toronto, January 2018.
ELAIN FLECK GALLERY, Art Catalogue Exhibition, Toronto, December 2017.
SIGGRAPH International expo, Worked as a live artist at BenQ stand, Los Angeles, August 2017
DOUBLE VISION 2016 Fine Art Portraiture Todmorden Mills’ Papermill Gallery Toronto. March 8-20
THE ARTIST PROJECT 2014 Contemporary Art Fair Exhibition Place, Toronto. February 2014.
DOUBLE VISION 2012 Fine Art Portraiture CAPIC, Toronto. Toronto Image Works April 2012.
XPOSE ‘09 Winners of XPOSE, CAPIC National Photography & Illustration Award, 2009. Artscape Wychwood Barns Gallery. Toronto, May 2009.
DOUBLE VISION 2009 Fine Art Portraiture CAPIC, Toronto. Toronto Image Works December 2009.
DOUBLE VISION 2008 Fine Art Portraiture CAPIC, Toronto. Toronto Image Works December 2008.
Petit Théatre Solo Exhibition ARTA Gallery, Toronto. October 13 – 25, 2007
VOORUIT! DUTCH INNOVATION FROM A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE Amsterdam Brewery Toronto, May 2007.
DOUBLE VISION 2006 Fine Art Portraiture CAPIC December 2006.
Painting Solo Exhibition «Moscow» Executive Club Moscow, 1994.
TEATRO Painting Solo Exhibition The Metropol Hotel Gallery, Moscow, 1995.
FISH IN BLUE Painting Solo Exhibition Solyanka Gallery, Moscow, 1994.
PAINTING EXPANSE Moscow, 1991.
CENT-PARADISE Painting Exhibition Moscow, 1990.
Young Artists Painting Exhibition Moscow, 1989.
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