Olga Muravina

«The sculptures by Olga Muravina have a rare quality to please in everyday life, and not only in a gallery or museum. This is living art that you want to keep next to you as a necessary beautiful thing. Her sculptures appeal to deep emotions of playing, security, and tactile communication with the world while at the same time building an aesthetic distance in relation to those non-reflective and basically childish energies that inspire her creativity.

Olga Muravina virtuously masters the form and endows it with the most delicate brutality, perhaps in order to neutralize the pathos that accompanies the maestra and the medium of mastery itself – stone and bronze. Besides those materials of eternity, Shakespeare’s reminder that we are made of the same substance as dreams seems less poetry than a bare fact of reality. Olga Muravina transfers the transitoriness of dreams into materials of eternity, and creates sculptures as a stunning fact of our poetic existence”.

A. Evangeli / Curator, art critic and theorist of contemporary art


Olga Muravina is a famous Moscow artist. She studied and graduated at the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum and Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after Surikov. In 2000, she joined the Moscow Union of Artists and Union of Moscow Sculptors, and founded the art-project «Ars forma». In 2008, Olga joined the Moscow Union of Designers.
She has participated in more than 50 exhibitions and art projects in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, USA, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Spain, Monaco, Russia

The works are in the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, in private collections in Russia, Italy, Spain, France, Israel, Netherlands, Singapore, Germany, Monaco,  USA

 

Biography

1975 Was born in Moscow.
1986-1993 Studied and graduated the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum
1993-2000 Studied and graduated the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named
after Surikov V.I.
2000 Received scholarship of the Russian Union of artists.
2000 Joined the Moscow Union of Artists and the Union of Moscow sculptors
2000 Founded art-project «Ars forma»
2008 Joined the Moscow Union of designers

 

Solo exhibitions:

2010 Personal exhibition, “Small Moscow Paradise”, Center of contemporary art “M`ars”, Moscow.

2010 Personal exhibition, gallery “Noordeinde” in The Hague, the Netherlands

2011 Personal exhibition, “Boy on the sun”, Perm, Usolie.

2013 Personal exhibition «Toys. Perfect World» gallery 11.12 Winzavod Centre of
Contemporary Art

2013 Personal exhibition,  Design village, Crocus City, Moscow.

2013 Personal exhibition, «Toys. Perfect World», Museum “Сhamber of the Stroganovs”, Usolie.

2015 Personal exhibition, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow

2018 Solo exhibition, “Easy reverie”, Alabriga, Spain

2020 Solo exhibition of Urban Sculpture in Gorky Park, Moscow

2021 Solo exhibition Abramova Gallery, St. Petersburg

 

International art festivals, art fairs:

2006 «Moscow International Art Salon», Central House of Artists, Moscow

2007 «Moscow International Art Salon», Central House of Artists, Moscow

2008 «Art-Manege», gallery «AG», Manege, Moscow

2009 «Moscow International Art Salon», Central House of Artists, Moscow

2009 “Open art fair” in Utrecht, the Netherlands

2009 “ARTI09” in The Hague, the Netherlands

2009 “Art-Manege”, gallery “Art Kvartal”, Manege, Moscow

2013 NordArt -2013. International Contemporary Art Fair Germany, Büdelsdorf

2014 NordArt-2014 International Contemporary Art Fair Germany, Büdelsdorf

2015 Affordable art fair, Singapore

2018 «Ars hortus» International Festival of Contemporary Art, Moscow State University “Aptekarsky Ogorod” Botanical Garden, Moscow

 

Group art exhibitions:

1994 Exhibition of graduating students of the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum, Moscow

1994 Exhibition of young artists in the gallery «Usadba», Moscow

1994 Christmas exhibition in the gallery «Usadba», Moscow

2001 Exhibition of degree works. Art Academy of Russia, Moscow

2002 «Youth of Russia» of the Russian Union of Artists, Central House of Artists, Moscow

2003 «70 years of the Moscow Union of Artists». Manege, Moscow.

2004 Yearly exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists, Central House of Artists, Moscow.

2004 Yearly exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists. Artist’s House at Kuznetsky Most, Moscow

2004 «Dead season». Artist’s House at Kuznetsky Most, Moscow

2005 «Artists of Maslovka», Central House of Artists, Moscow

2006 «Imeges», gallery «Lavrushyn», Central House of Artists, Moscow

2006 «Hudgraph», Trade Center «Tishinka», Moscow

2006 «Assembly», gallery «Lavrushyn», Central House of Artists, Moscow

2007 «Youth of Russia» of the Russian Union of Artists. Central House of Artists, Moscow

2007 «Moscow Fashion Expo», Crocus-Expo, Moscow

2008 Youth’s exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists. Central House of Artists, Moscow.

2008 Yearly exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists. Central House of Artists, Moscow.

2010 Exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists. Central House of Artists, Moscow

2011 “Mixed Media. Monochrome” gallery 11.12 Winzavod Centre of Contemporary Art

2012 «Mixed Media2» gallery 11.12 CCA Winzavod , Moscow

2012 “Art mosaic. From Russia with love” Gallery 11.12 in Singapore

2013 Carré Doré Collection, Galerie Carré Doré, Monaco

2013 «Mixed Media3» gallery 11.12 Winzavod Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2013 11.12 Gallery’s First Anniversary in Singapore

2014 Moscow sculptors’ Association Moscow sculptors, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow

2014 «Russian Contemporary Art», Carré Doré gallery, Monaco

2014 “Usadba Jazz”, Arkhangelskoe Museum-Park, Moscow

2014 “Illusions” open-air sculpture exhibition, Kolomenskoye Museum, Moscow

2014 Exhibition “Russian Contemporary Art”, Carré Doré gallery, Monaco

2015 “Zero Kilometer” Association of Moscow Sculptors, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow

2015 Landscape Design Exhibition “Gardens and People”, Sokolniki Park, Moscow

2016 Exhibition of the Association of Moscow Sculptors, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow

2016 Exhibition dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the gallery 11/12, CCA” Winzavod» Moscow

2017 Exhibition of the association of Moscow sculptors in the ESC ” Divny», Moscow

2017 East West Gallery, Art Play, Moscow

2018 “Creative Environments”, Central House of Artists, Moscow

2018 Exhibition of Modern Urban Sculpture, Technopark Skolkovo, Moscow

2019 Exhibition Escape, Ingallery, CCA Cube. Moscow,

2020 Exhibition Association of Moscow Sculptors, Kuznetsky Most 11, Moscow

2020 Batimat Moscow 2020 / Global design, Crocus Expo, Moscow