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Svetlana Kurmaz | About the Artist

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  • SVETLANA KURMAZ

    I was born in Krasnodar town in the very south of Russia. As a teenager I studied art in art school besides high school. After having graduated from the Faculty of Art of Krasnodar State University "summa cum laude" during 7 years I had taught an academical drawing and composition there.


    I has been professionally engaged in painting since 1988 and participated in more than 100 exhibitions and Art fairs in different countries. My works are presented in private and public collections in  Russia, Germany, Italy, USA, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sweden, Croatia, Austria, Norway, Ireland, Denmark, Holland, Mexico, New Zealand, Greece, Monaco, China, Japan .
    I like traveling, so I have moved in 1993 to Moscow and then, in 2003 in Prague. Here my husband and I opened our gallery, which has proceeded successfully for 15 years. It brought us a great and very interesting experience.
     
    I like the nature. It inspires me bringing not only new colours but also helping to hear oneself better.
    I like to read. This is my passion from childhood to now. 
    I also like to dream up stories and find a visual expression for them.
    I like to study foreign languages. My native language is Russian and of course I can express myself better in it. However, I speak English, Italian, French and Czech better or worse. 
    I also love my profession because painting is capable of creating a Universal Language does not need to be translated.
    I like to travel and I guess that Life is an Exiting Journey.

     

  • Exhibition History

     

    The main personal exhibitions and International Art Fairs of the last years:

    2019  IMAGINARY GARDEN , solo exhibition in Dea Orh Gallery, Prague, CZ

             ART IS collective exhibition in Casa  Mediterranea , San Vito dei Normanni,         ITALY

    2018 IMAGINARY GARDEN ,  one man show in the XPgallery, Prague, CZ

    2017 LADIES IN LUCKY CIRCUMSTANCES , one man show in the XPgallery, Prague, CZ

    2016    ART IS collective exhibition in Casa  Mediterranea , San Vito dei Normanni,     ITALY

              L’AVIATRICE  , one man show at the XPgallery, Prague, CZ

    2015 PRESENTATION OF A NEW ARTIST SVETLANA KURMAZ, in Galerie ART & EMOTION, Lausanne - SUISSE

    2014 ONE MAN SHOW in the Tornby Galleri, Bindslev, Denmark 

             LADIES SMALL TALKING  in the XPgallery, Prague, Czech Republic

             COLLECTIVE SHOW in the Gallerie Kellermann, Dusseldorf, Germany

     

    2013 FIRST BIENNALE of Contemporary Fine Art in Dresden, Germany

             CHAGALL and HIS HEIRS, collective show in the Gallerie Kellermann, Dusseldorf, Germany

             ZWANZIG JAHRE SPAETER, a show together with Alexander Sokht, Arget, Munchen, Germany

             INTERNATIONAL SHOW  in the ARTmosphera gallery, Monfalcone, Italy

             MOVEABLE FEAST , Personal show in the XPGallery, Prague, Czech Republic

            INTERART , international art fair in Greifswald, Germany

     

    2012   «COMPLICATED SIMPLE», Personal show in the MOLBERT gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

                «LADIES IN BLOOM», One-man show, XPgallery. Prague, CZ

     

    2011   AAF International Art Fair. London, UK

               AAF International Art Fair. Milan, Italy

               «Get Ready for a Colorful Summer time!», XPgallery. Prague, CZ

               Exhibition in the IROK Galerie. Horst, Holland

               Exhibition in the CORTE REAL Gallery. Portugal

     

    2010    ARTE FIERA. Bergamo, Italy

                AAF  International Art Fair. Brussels, Belgium

                OPEN ART FAIR. Utrecht, Holland

    2009    "LINEART", international Art Fair. Gent, Belgium

                "Edinburgh Art Fair 2009". Edinburgh, UK

                "Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair 2009". Newcastle, UK

                "Glasgow Art Fair'09". Glasgow, UK

                "Maitres figuratifs du XXIe siecle", "b-Art Galerie". Geneve, Switzerland

                "One-man Show", "b-Art Galerie". Geneve, Switzerland


    2008    “Europ’ART”, Geneva, Switzerland

                “Faces”,XPgallery, Prague, CZ

                «Affordable Art Fair» , Paris, France

                « Affordable Art Fair», New York, USA

                LINEART, International Art Fair, Gent, Belgium

     

    2007    “Rouge”,One-Man Snow , XPgallery, Prague, CZ

                “Art Ireland”, Main Hall. Dublin, Ireland

                “Edindurgh Art Fair”, Edinburgh. Scotland, UK

               "ELLES", Le theme de la feminite, Schortgen Galerie. Luxembourg

     

    2006   ” S.K.A.S.”(One-Man Show with Alexander Sokht) Praxis im Koln Triangle. Cologne, Germany

     

     

     

    2005    “Operation Smile” Charity Auction of Russian Art with the support of CHRISTIE’S. Moscow, Russia

                “Painting” One-Man Show, XPgallery. Prague, CZ

     

    2004    “Art-Moscow”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia

                "Operation Smile"Benefit Auction of Russian Art. Moscow, Russia

     

    2003    “Art Manege”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia

                One-Man Show in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia

                Peter Batkin & Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg Charity Auction of Contemporary Russian art .  Moscow, Russia

                

    2002   "Operation Smile" Charity Auction of Russian Art, Malyi Manege. Moscow, Russia

                One-Man Show in “Hay Hill” Gallery. London, UK.

                “Open Ateliers” in Iternational Kunstatelierhause Mengerzeile. Berlin, Germany

     

    2001   One-Man Show in “Graf von Westphalen Bappert & Modest”. Berlin, Germany

               “Konst in Virsbo”. International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Virsbo, Sweden

               “10 Let”. Contemporary Moscow’s Art in Municipal Gallery “A-3″. Moscow, Russia

     

    2000   “20 Parallels”. Moscow’s Contemporary Art Museum & Sweden Embassy. Moscow, Russia

                “Euroart 2000″. International Art Fair. Barcelona, Spain

                 One-Man Show in Russian Cultural Centre. Luxembourg

                  “Line of Mountains”(with A.Sokht) Programme “Artist in Residence”. La Belle Auriole, France

                 “Area of Happiness” in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia

     

    1999    “Art-Moscow”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia

                 “Art Manege”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia

                 One-Man Show “Island of Apples”(with A.Sokht) in “A-3″ Gallery . Moscow, Russia

     

    1998    One-Man Show “Secret is a Red Flower” in “Vostochnaya” Gallery. Moscow, Russia

               “Art Manege” Inernational Art Fair. Moscow, Russia

                One-Man Show “Contrast”(with A.Sokht) in Huberhoff. Munich, Germany

     

    1997    “Russian Collection in Palais des Nations”. Geneva, Switzerland

                 One-Man Show “Two Good Ones”(with A.Sokht) in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia

     

    1996   One-Man Show “Ad Hominem”(with A.Sokht) in Russian State Art Library. Moscow, Russia

               “Art Manege”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia

               "Galerie Russe du Centre". Geneva, Switzerland

     

    1995   One-Man Show “Red Trees" in “M’Ars” Gallery. Moscow, Russia

               "Golden Brush" in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia

                "Bilders Eines Briefe" in Huberhoff. Munich, Germany

     

     1994 "Russian Collection. End of 20th Century” in “M’Ars” Gallery. Moscow, Russia

                One-Man Show “Ludi” (with A.Sokht) in International Youth Center G.la Pirra. Florence, Italy

                 One-Man  Show in Gallery L'immagine. Florence, Italy

                "Moscow's Artists" Emmanuel College. Cambrige, UK

     

    1993   "Incontro"(with Elide Cabassi, Italy), Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia

                Laureate of contest exhibition"Libera L'idea", Gallery L'immagine. Florence, Italy

     

    1992    “37 Pictures” in “M’Ars” Gallery. Moscow, Russia

               “48 Pictures” in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia

     

  • Galleries


    The artworks of Svetlana Kurmaz has been presented by the following galleries:

     

    * “XPgallery”. Permanent exhibition. Prague, Czech Republic.

    * “Le Siants"Gallery. Barcelona, Spain

    * “M’Ars” Gallery & Museum. Moscow, Russia.

    * “Vostochnaya” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

    * “Art Service Center” in New Tretiakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

    * “Galerie Schortgen”. Luxembourg

    * “Hay Hill” Gallery. London, UK

    * CORTE-REAL Galeria. Portugal

    * B-Art gallery. Vevey, Switzerland

    * MOLBERT Gallery. St. Petersburg, Russia

    * GALLERIE KELLERMANN , Dusseldorf, Germany 

      Centro Culturale di San Vito dei Normanni (Brindisi), Italy

      GREAT BANYAN ART, New Delhi, India

       DEA ORH Gallery Prague, CZ

  • Collections

     

    The artworks of Svetlana Kurmaz are presented in the following collections:

     

    * Kovalenko Art Museum. Krasnodar, Russia.

    * Exhibition Hall of Contemporary Art. Krasnodar, Russia.

    * Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation. Moscow, Russia.

    * Contemporary Art Museum of “M’Ars” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

    * “Art Chronika” Cultural Life Magazine. Moscow, Russia.

    * “Vostochnaya” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

    * Publishing Hause “Krasny Matros”. St. Petersburg, Russia

    * “Hay Hill” Gallery. London, UK.

    * International Youth Centre G.la Pirra. Florence, Italy.

    * DTO Company. Munich, Germany.

    * Graf von Westphalen Bappert & Modest Company. Berlin, Germany.

    * General Motors Company. Moscow, Russia.

    * "Price Waterhouse Coopers" Company. Moscow, Russia.

    * St.Barnabas Church. London, UK

      Alain Fornieles , Paris, France

      Great Banyan Art, New Delhi, India

      Manoir de Moncé collection, France

      Dea Orh Gallery Prague, CZ

      XPgallery Fine Art collection, Prague, CZ

      Centro Culturale di San Vito dei Normanni (Brindisi), Italy

    * Private collections in Russia, Germany, Italy, USA, Australia, Switzerland, Israel, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sweden, Croatia, Austria, Norway, Ireland, Denmark, Holland, Mexico, New Zeland, Greece, Monaco, China, Japan, India

  •  PUBLICATIONS/ MEDIA

     2018 ХУДОЖНИК, ЗАТАИВШИЙСЯ В ПРАГЕ , artifex.ru , https://artifex.ru/живопись/светлана-курмаз/

    2017 GRITO DE MUJER - Badajoz 2017 BIBLIOTECA DE LAS GRANDES NACIONES     http://ru.calameo.com/read/004654285a04dbdaf85da

              CHERCHEUR D’ART , 60 artistes  contemporains Denys- Luis Colaux  http://www.jacquesflamenteditions.com/ap-012-chercheur-dart/

    2016 SVETLANA KURMAZ, painting 2016, album,XPgallery     

    2015
             MUJER, This is a book of a poetry in Spain language illustrated with art works of S.K. women's characters , 240 pages, approx.30 illustration, This is a charity project " poesy against of violence» .
    2014
            LADIES SMALL TALKING, Album , Svetlana Kurmaz , painting 2014, hardcover, 48 pages, 22 illustrations, with an article AN EXTRA BIT OF SOUL by Denys- Louis Colaux
            SVETLANA KURMAZ. UNE CHANCE POUR L’ART , article  by Thibaud Josset  with 3 illustrations , magazine  UNIVERS des ARTS , #175, Inprime en France.
           
            UEBER DEN DAECHERN VON PRAG, eine Begegnung mit Svetlana Kurmaz und Alexander Sokht. By Pogolana TV., Germany
    2013
            MOVEABLE FEAST, Album , Svetlana Kurmaz , painting 2012-2013, hardcover, 46 pages, 21 illustrations
          
           SVETLANA KURMAZ & ALEXANDER SOKHT . ATISTS’STUDIO IN PRAGUE. By Alla Velts
           SVETLANA KURMAZ , painting , video by Maria Laura Pedone
           BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART in Dresden 2013, personal page with illustration and BIO, Germany
           INTER ART, catalogue 2013 with personal page and illustration, Greifswald, Germany
    2012
             « The COMPLICATED SIMPLE», «Molbert Art Gallery», St. Petersburg 
          http://vk.com/video_ext.php?oid=-22097592&id=162153841&hash=411d487415e4a0cf&hd=1%22+width%3D%22607%22+height%3D%22360%22+frameborder%3D%220%22%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E
           SVETLANA KURMAZ, OPERE. By f. fiorellino
            LADIES IN BLUM , Album, Svetlana Kurmaz, painting 2011-2012, hardcover, 48 pages, 22 illustrations 
           5 ГЛАВНЫХ ТРЕНДОВ В СОВРЕМЕННОМ ИСКУССТВЕ , article by Gurov, Russia
          SVETLANA KURMAZ, expat Artist . Article by Brenda Love Zejdl (USA), 6 illustrations, magazine BRIDGE, IWAP of Prague, June 2012
    2011
           NEVSEDNI UMENI , article with illustration, magazine MERCURY’S, CZ.
    2010
            SVETLANA KURMAZ , painting , 2010, hardcover, 40 pages, 20 illustrations 
           OPEN ART FAIR , catalogue 2010, Utrecht,  page with illustration, Holland,
            BERGAMO ARTE FIERA, catalogue 2010, Italy
         
            AAF (The Affordable Art Fair), catalogue 2010, Brussels, Belgium 
    2009
            LINEART 28, International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration,Ghent, Belgium
            Edinburgh Art Fair, catalogue 2009,Scotland,  UK
            NewcastelGateshead art Fair, catalogue 2009, UK
            Glasgow Art Fair, catalogue 2009, UK
    2008
            LINEART 27, International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration,Ghent, Belgium
            EUROP’ART , International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration, Geneve, Switzerland
            AAF (The Affordable Art Fair), catalogue , Paris, France
            FACES , catalogue , painting 2008, 30 pages, 22 illustrations, Prague, CZ
     2007
             ROUGE, catalogue, painting 2007, 30 pages, 22 illustrations, Prague, CZ
              Edinburgh Art Fair, catalogue 2007, Scotland,  UK
              SEASONS, #4/2007, magazine , an article with illustrations, Moscow, Russia
    2006
            RED POST magazine, 2 pages with article SVETLANA KURMAZ by Tatiana Kazakova, 3 illustrations, Prague, CZ
    2005
            SVETLANA KURMAZ’ painting 2005, catalogue 30 pages, 22 illustrations, Prague, CZ
            OPERATION SMILE Benefit Auction with support of CHRISTIE’S, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
            ARTReview #11, 2005, page with illustration, London, UK
    2004
             OPERATION SMILE Benefit Auction with support of CHRISTIE’S, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
            ART-MOSCOW, International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
            SVETLANA KURMAZ, booklet  with 10 illustrations, Prague, CZ
           РУССКОЕ СЛОВО, cover of a magazine, Prague, CZ
    2003
            ART MANEGE, International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
            AUCTION of Contemporary Russian Art with Peter Batkin support, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
    2002
            AUCTION of Contemporary Russian Art  with support of PHILLIPS de Pury & Luxembourg, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
            The IDH ( Interior Design Handbook), page with illustrations
    2001
           OPERATION SMILE Benefit Auction with support of UFG & GM, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
           SVETLANA KURMAZ’ painting , booklet with 5 illustrations and BIO  for the one-man-show in «Graf von Westphalen Bappert & Modest «, Berlin, Germany
    2000
           20  PARALLELS , catalogue of Exhibition in Moscow’s Contemporary Art Museum, page with illustration
           EUROART 2000,  International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration
           ART CHRONIKA magazine #3-4, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
          
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