Biography Maria Aristova

I live and work in St.Petersburg and I am the member of the Union of Artists of Russia and St.Petersburg.

In 2010 I graduated from the Imperial Academy of Arts named after Ilya Repin, department of Eduard Kochergin.

My art events include 15 solo exhibitions (one of the main ones are the Anna Akhmatova Museum, St.Petersburg, 2009; the “the Arielle“ gallery, Turin, 2010; Art-Muse, St.Petersburg, 2014; the White hall, the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2015; the Hermitage-Vyborg, 2016) in Russia, Italy and Sweden as well as over 100 joint exhibitions (National Youth Exhibition-2010, the Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia, 2010; international exhibition “Baltic Biennale” in the Mon Repo park, Vyborg, Russia, 2010; international exhibition “Geniuses and Masterpieces “, the “Manege” central exhibition hall, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2011; international art-project “Surrealism today”, the Museum of Ethnography, Coimbra, Portugal. The exhibition is commemorated to the 50 years of the museum. The Museum of Ethnography is the second largest and one of the most attended in Portugal, 2012; regional youth exhibition Omsk-St.Petersburg, the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists on the Morskaya embankment, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2015; “Almaty through the eyes of St.Petersburg artists, the History of Almaty Museum, organized by the “Erarta” museum, 2017).

I am a prize winner of Russian and international competitions, exhibitions and art-projects.

In 2015 I opened the art school #art_life of Maria Aristova, where children and adults can attend painting workshops, as well as participate in various art competitions.

Since 2015 I have been designing interior projects for home and public spaces.

My paintings are in private collections in Italy, England, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Sweden, France, China (including the private collection of the Harbin Art Museum of Russian Painting) and Russia, in the collection of the Hermitage-Vyborg exhibition centre, the S.Dyagilev Museum, the collection of the Noskin brothers, in the private collection of Vyacheslav Malafeyev (the goal-keeper of the Zenit football team), in the private collection of Eduard Pichugin (the Lenfilm studio director), in the private collection of the Consul General of Kingdom of Belgium in St.Petersburg, Mr Hans Timbremont.

Phone: +7(931)3585817

art-mariaristova@yandex.ru

The art of interior design…

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Interior is a living space for one, two, three and sometimes even hundreds of people if we talk about commercial or municipal spaces. The designer’s task is to come up with the original idea for the interior decoration and at the same time to take into consideration wishes, character and special features of the people who will use the interior.

I use various textures when decorating a room and combine different materials, just like I do in my paintings. The eclecticism – combination of the incompatible, in my opinion, is the most popular trend of our time.

I have been designing interiors since 2015. Within 4 years I designed projects both for living and public spaces. My education helps me a lot – I studied in the Imperial Academy of Arts, the department of theatre scene painting, where we studied all kinds of interior from the antiquity to modern times.

When designing a project I generate ideas, develop the concept, select colours and find compositional solutions, choose furniture, material, provide partial and full monitoring during renovation works. Drawings and visualization are done by the specialists working in my team.

If you want to create a beautiful, ergonomic interior – please feel free to contact me!

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My studio is a place where you can come and look at the paintings, as well as see the process of their creation and to connect to art. It’s the place where everyone can create their own little masterpiece and I am sure that anyone can do it. The most important is to have a desire and also to listen to the teacher!

The advantages are: small groups of 3-7 people, which is a wonderful opportunity to approach each student individually; the extensive working experience in teaching and art, that’s why students of the studio get a unique opportunity to participate in exhibitions and art-projects in Russia and abroad.

We paint in oils, copy the classics, learn to paint a human – sketches and drawings from life, “art&wine” on Fridays, outdoor workshops and plein-air!

Exhibitions

I have participated in numerous art events which include over 100 various exhibitions and art projects from the traditional to the avant-garde ones and 15 personal exhibitions in Russia, Sweden and Italy.

2018

- October 25 – November 3, participation in the international exhibition of arts and humanities of the Spanish city Melilla, the UNESCO centre, district of Melilla.

- October 4 – October 12, participation in the international exhibition “The City of Happiness” where I presented 5 of my works from the new “Moments” series, dedicated to St.Petersburg. The exhibition was confined to the 60 years of the twin cities of St.Petersburg and Antwerp. At the opening ceremony the Consul General of Belgium in St.Petersburg, Mr Hans Timbremont, received my painting “Breath of Winter” as a gift.

- May 19 Participation in the art event “Bench of Peace in the Russian Museum”, organized by the Russian Museum and “Man of PEACE (Laboratory of Folk Culture)”

- March 28 – April 15 “Spring-2018”, Central Exhibition Halls of the Union of Artists, Bolshaya Morskaya st, St.Petersburg

- March, participation in art-plein-air “Discovering Liguria”, organized by Vitaly Vasiliev and Elena Bizhurina.

- January, participation in the art-residence “Spring”, supervised by Miso Mandic, Serbia.

2017

- December 14 – January 21, solo exhibition “Angels and the city” the Museum of Electric Transport, St.Petersburg

- October 5 – November 5, the joint exhibition ”With the beat of the city”, supervised by Yulia Spiridonova, the Museum of Electric Transport, St.Petersburg

- September 29, participation in exhibition-event “110 years of the tram service”, the Peter-and-Paul Fortress Atrium, St.Petersburg

- September 15 – October 15, joint exhibition “Magnetism. Almaty through the eyes of St.Petersburg artists”, supervised by Vladimir Nazansky, organized by the “Erarta” museum in the History of Almaty Museum, the city of Almaty

- June 23, “Remembering Cinderella” – the artwork completed within one night at the opening of the exhibition of the artist Vitaly Anoyev, the Lenfilm studio. The artwork is in the collection of Eduard Pichugin, the director of the Lenfilm studio. Supervised by Larisa Saiko. St.Petersburg

- May 24 – September 30, solo exhibition “the Angels living among us”, the Solo Sokos Hotel Vasilievsky, the exhibition in the concept of the “Contemporary artists of St.Petersburg” exhibition, where every artist presents their own mini exposition. Supervised by Anna Sashina, St.Petersburg

- April 29, participation in the “Maria Aristova” art-studio in the “arteco&week”, the Museum of Electric Transport, St.Petersburg.

2016

- September 15 – October 15, participation in the exhibition “Transport through the eyes of artists”, the Museum of Electric Transport, St.Petersburg.

- September 3 – October 3, solo exhibition in the Art-Hall gallery, the Hermitage, Vyborg.

- September 1 – September 30, participation in the “ZooArt” event, the State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St.Petersburg.

- September 7-15, participation in the exhibition “Summer in the city”, the State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St.Petersburg.

- June 1-20, solo exhibition covering three floors of the display area of the “Biblioteka” restaurant, Nevsky 20 ave.

- April 7 – April 30, participation in the exhibition “Spring –2016”, the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg.

2015

- November 15 – November 30, participation in the exhibition “Youth of St.Petersburg”, the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists on the Morskaya emb., St.Petersburg, Russia.

- November 1— November 15, participation in the regional youth exhibition Omsk – St.Petersburg, the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists on the Morskaya emb., St.Petersburg, Russia.

- October 6 — October 22, solo exhibition “2 Cities”, the White hall, the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- September 4 — October 7, “the court painter” of the Konstantine palace”, awarded with the honorary diploma, the Baltic star, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- August 19 – September 20, “Artists paint Glass”, the Museum of Glass, the Central Park of Culture and Leisure, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- June 20 – July 20, participation in the exhibition «Artists of Russia», the “Iles Galleries”, Rochester, England.

- June 18, participation in the plein-air event “Red canvases” on the Solyanoy Lane, the “Master” gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia. June 5.

- May 20 – June 20, participation in the regional youth exhibition, the Union of Artists, Omsk, Russia.

- May 15 – June 15, participation in the exhibition “variation of wave”, the Cronwell Inn Hotel, Stremyannaya st., 18, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- May 1 – May 21, solo exhibition “The Old Town”, the “Gamla Stan” gallery, Eskilstuna, Sweden.

- April 20, participation in the event “Lacquer of the World” with Natasha Shalina, the Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- March 5 – March 15, participation in the exhibition “Youth of St.Petersburg”, the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists on the Morskaya emb., St.Petersburg, Russia.

- February 24 – March 12, solo exhibition in the “Stream” gallery in the “ArtMuse” art cluster, St.Petersburg, Russia.

2014

- Participation in the project “Made in Russia III”, got into the Finals, 9 finalists, the winner will be decided in spring 2015.

- December 10 – December 30, participation in the project “Muse should work”, ArtMuse, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- November 20 - November 30, participation in the exhibition “the Youth”, the exhibition hall in the Okhta, the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg.

- October 25, 26, participation in the event “Artexpo -2014”, Vasilyevsky Island, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- October 11 – October 30, the “Louisa” palace, participation in the exhibition “International surrealism today” Coimbra, Portugal.

- August 9 – September 6, “International surrealism today”, the “Vieira” gallery, Porto, Portugal.

- June 21 – July 31, participation in the exhibition “International surrealism today”, the Paco da Ega Castle, Portugal.

- March 13-29, participation in the exhibition “Spring-2014”, the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg.

- February 4 – February 9, the initiative exhibition dedicated to the admission to the St.Petersburg Union of Artists followed by the ceremonial entrance into the Union on January 18, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- January 17 – February 13, participation in the exhibition “The Body. From Olympus to the Olympics”, the “Mokhovaya-18” gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia.

2013

- December 25, awarded for the participation in the international exhibition of contemporary art of St.Petersburg. The Heilongjiang Academy of Arts, China. The Harbin Art Museum of Russian Painting “Spring Wind”.

- December 25 – January 13, participation in the exhibition “Hope”, the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- December 17, on my birthday, nominated with the “Opening of the Year” award by the “Glass” Gallery , St.Petersburg, Russia

- November 30 – January 4, international exhibition “Surrealism today”, the Roque Gameiro house, Lisbon, Portugal

- October 21 – November 11, “Autumn-2013”, the exhibition hall in the Okhta, the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg.

- Publication in the “Artists of St.Petersburg” book, which has been published in China in two languages: Russian and Chinese.

- May 21, international exhibition “the VI continent, generic space”, organized by the “Emma” Gallery, one of the most beautiful places in Spain: Mercedes palace, Cordoba, Spain.

- May 4 – June 2, solo exhibition “Stockholm symphony”, the “Gamla Stan” Gallery, Eskilstuna, Sweden.

- April 12 – April 12, participation in festival “FiArte – 2013”, “House of Art”, Granada, Spain.

- April 10 – May 6, participation in the festival “Surrealism today – 2013”, “Art Gallery C.A.”, Lisbon, Portugal.

- March 26, received the Silver Award in the nomination “Emerging Artists”, ShowArtists.com

- March 6 – March 31, participation in the exhibition “International Salon of women artists”, “House of Art”, Granada, Spain.

2012

- participation in the exhibition "Beauty is a great power" "Glass" gallery, St-Petersburg, Russia.

- November 25 – December 15, solo exhibition “What a delicious word - life", the "Glass" gallery, St-Petersburg, Russia.

- participation in the exhibition “Autumn – 2012”, the central exhibition hall of the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- participation in the exhibition "Painting - is the best gift" "D.D.’s " gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

- participation in the exhibition “International Surrealism”, House of culture, Setubal, Portugal.

- participation in the exhibition “Autumn Youth”, the Okhta exhibition hall of the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- participation in the international Art project “Surrealism today”, the Museum of Ethnography, Coimbra, Portugal. The exhibition is commemorated to the 50 years of the museum.The Museum of Ethnography is the second largest and one of the most attended in Portugal.

- participation in the international exhibition “Surrealism of the 21 century” Russian & Spanish & Portuguese artists, the Emma Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

- participation in the “Art week” festival, Creative Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- interview to the “PITERSTORY” magazine, June 28, 2012, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- participation in the “Art Takes Times Square” event, June 18, the artworks were displayed on digital screens located on 43rd Street, Broadway, New York, USA.

- participation in the international festival “RUSSIA-USA-EUROPE”, the Andrey Nekrasov International Art Centre, Moscow, Russia.

- 11th place out of the 700 artists-applicants in the international competition “Figurative”, "Light, Space & Time" gallery, USA.

- April: solo exhibition the “Sounds of Gods”, the “March” Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- “Youth of St.Petersburg”, the exhibition hall of the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

2011

- exhibition by two artists Aristova and Ziganshina "Christmas motifs", the Alla gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

- solo exhibition “Beautiful Earth”, the Alla gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

- solo exhibition “Ida, Arve & Benia”, the Alla gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

- participation in the international exhibition “Art Time-2011”, Venice, Italy.

- participation in the exhibition “to Love”, the “Beauty” gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- participation in the international exhibition “Geniuses and Masterpieces “, the Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- participation in the exhibition “Hope”, the Central Exhibition hall of the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

2010

- participation in the Russian National Youth Art–2010, the Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.

- participation in the international exhibition "AthensArt-2010" , "Technopolis" City of Athens, Greece.

- participation in the international exhibition “Baltic Biennale” dedicated to the 250 years of the Mon Repo park, Vyborg, Russia.

- the exhibition “Aristova, Helmke, Losala”, each hall with a mini-solo exhibition of each artist, the Arielle gallery, Turin, Italy

- participation in the exhibition “Hope” (reproduction on catalogue cover). The Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- participation in the international exhibition “Winter Motives”, the UNESCO Gallery, Athens, Greece.

2009

- participation in the exhibition of theatre scale models held within the Yusupov Palace New Year Festival.

- participation in the international exhibition “Art Dialogue”. The Four Seasons Art Centre supported by the Consulate of France in Greece, Rhodes, Greece.

- participation in the international art project “Benches of Peace”, supported by the State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg.

- August 1-15, 2009, solo exhibition “My St.Petersburg”, the “Saray” gallery in the Anna Akhmatova Museum (the Fontanny Dom), St.Petersburg.

- participation in the joint exhibition of the artists from St.Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk. The Krasnoyarsk Union of Artists, Krasnoyarsk.

- participation in the exhibition “Spring and flowers”. The Nikolay Rerikh Museum;

- participation in the exhibition “Hope”. The Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg.

- participation in the exhibition “Staging of the G.Bizet “Carmen” opera”. Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. St. Petersburg.

2008

- participation in the interactive exhibition “Museum of museums” , the Anna Akhmatova Museum (the Fontanny Dom), St.Petersburg.

- participation in the exhibition “Proby” (Samples). The Alexandrinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg,

- participation in the IV international biennale of graphics “White Inter Nights IV”. The Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

- participation in the exhibition “Hope” (reproduction on catalogue cover). The Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St.Petersburg, Russia.

2007

- publication in the book «150 works by modern Russian artists», published with assistance of the Russian Culture Foundation (limited edition 2007)

- participation in the “Autumn exhibition”, Valentin Ryabov gallery, Moscow, Russia

- participation in the exhibition of theatre sketches. The Research Library of the Russian Academy of Art, St.Petersburg.