VALENTIN POPOV BIOGRAPHY



[ Personal | Collections | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | International Exhibitions | Republic (USSR) Exhibitions | Artist-in-Residence | Awards | Lectures | Bibliography ]



Born 1956 in Kiev, Ukraine

Education:
Kiev State Arts Institute
Republic Secondary Art School



Public Collections:

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
New York Public Library, New York, New York
De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California
Zimmerli Art Museum-The State University of New Jersey
Museum of Russian-American History of Alaska, Sitka, Alaska
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, California
National Museum of Ukrainian Art, Kiev, Ukraine



Solo Exhibitions:

2001
Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station,Santa Monica, CA

2000
National Museum of Ukrainian Art, Kiev, Ukraine
Pasqualle Ianetti Gallery “Collage & Sculpture” S.F., CA

1998-1999
Pasqualle Ianetti Gallery “Rembrandt-Not Rembrandt” S.F., CA

1998
Diane Nelson Fine Art “Rembrandt-Not Rembrandt” Laguna Beach, CA

1997
Kismet Gallery “Crucifixion of St. Batman” San Jose, CA

1996
Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Romantic Cynicism" New York, NY
Kismet Gallery “Romantic Cynicism” San Jose, CA

1995
Mimi Ferzt Gallery "Torrents of Spring" New York, NY

1994
De Saisset Museum "Romantic Cynicism" Santa Clara, CA
Mimi Ferzt Gallery "Rembrandt Collage" New York, NY

1993
Mimi Ferzt Gallery "Popov + Popov" New York, NY
Pasquale Iannetti Art Gallery, "Weird Monotypes" San Francisco, CA

1992
Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, NY

1991
Warner Roberts Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Arts Council of San Mateo, Belmont, CA
Central Exhibition Space of Association of Fine Arts of Ukraine

1990
Exhibition at the University of California, Berkeley, CA
Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1988
Kisgaleria, Pecs, Hungary



Group Exhibitions:
1998
Mimi Ferzt Gallery “Group show” New York, NY
Diane Nelson Fine Art “Contingent Reality” Laguna Beach, CA

1997
Kismet Gallery “Group show” San Jose, CA
Mimi Ferzt Gallery “Group show” New York, NY

1996
Mimi Ferzt Gallery “Group show” New York, NY

1995
Mimi Ferzt Gallery “Group show” New York, NY

1994
Mimi Ferzt Gallery ''Ascending Angels'' New York, NY
De Saisset Museum "Ideal Landscapes" Santa Clara, CA
Kala Institute "Fellowship Award" Berkeley, CA
Aurobora Press "The Figure" San Francisco, CA

1993
California Museum of Arts & Crafts "Icons in Contemporary Art" S.F., CA
J. Claramunt Gallery, "Sacrifice" New York, NY
Olga Dollar Gallery, "Miniatures" San Francisco, CA
Ruth Benjamin Fine Art "The Spirit Within" Napa Valley, CA
Davidson Galleries "Group Show" Seattle, WA
Smith Anderson Gallery "The Black & White Show” Palo Alto, CA

1992
Emeryville 6th Annual Exhibition, Emeryville, CA
Pasquale Ianetti Gallery "12 Contemporary Artists" San Francisco, CA
One Market Plaza “Russian Art at Home & Abroad” San Francisco, CA

1991
“Coming to America-World View Point”, West Cal Bank, San Mateo, CA
Ayzenberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1990
International Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Warner Roberts Gallery, Palo Alto, California
Olga Dollar Gallery “Summer Selection” San Francisco, CA

1988
“Contemporary Art of the Ukraine” Ukraine Institute of America, N.Y., NY
“Modern Art of the Ukraine” New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark
Crane Club Gallery, New York, NY



International Exhibitions:
1990
Gabriel Gallery, Vienna, Austria
“Summer 90”, Cultural Center, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Prenio Internazionale Per Lincisione, Biella, Italy

1989
Kyoto Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Kisgaleria Pecs, Pecs, Hungary

1988
“New Direction in the USSR”, Bologna, Italy
“Graphic Biennial”, Sapporo, Japan

1987
“Young Artists”, Brunsweiker Pavilion, Keil Germany
“Twelfth Biennial of Norwegian, Scandinavian, Baltic” Rostock, Germany
“Young Artists Exhibition”, Ethiopia

1983
“Young Soviet Artist Exhibition”, Dortmund, Germany
“Young Soviet Artist”, Kabul, Afghanistan

1982
“Biennial of Book Illustration”, Bologna, Italy



Republic and All-Union Exhibitions:

1988
“Five Artists Prints”, Vilnius, Lithuania

1987
“Sixth International Youth Festival”, Moscow
“70 Years of the Great October”, Manezh, Moscow

1986
“We are Building Communism”, Manezh, Moscow
“Benefactors of Culture in the Fight for Peace”, Manezh, Moscow

1985
“Ukraine Art Exhibition in Manezh”, Moscow

1984
“All-Union Young Artists”, USSR Art Academy, Leningrad

1983
“All-Union Young Artists”, USSR Art Academy, Moscow



Artist in Residence:

1992
Fellowship of KALA Institute, Berkeley, CA

1991
Smith-Anderson Printshop, Palo Alto, CA

1990
Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA

1980, 1983-89
Senezh Artists’ Residence, Moscow, USSR

1980-82, 84-86
Republic Sednev Artists’ Residence, Chernigov, USSR



Awards:

1988
Silver Medal, Academy of the USSR

1984-1986
Grant from the Association of Fine Arts of the USSR

1981-1984
Grant from Academy of Art of the USSR



Lectures:

1991
University of California at Berkeley, Graphics Department
Graduate Seminar, San Francisco Art Institute

1990
University of California at Berkeley, Graphics Department



Bibliography:

2000
“East Bay Monthly” November, Cover
“Juxtapoz” Nov/Dec, pp.26-9, 78.
“Deutsche Presse” September 19, 2000, SECTION: International News
“The New York Post” September 12, 2000, Tuesday
“Figurative Bridge” Valentin Popov in Kiev National Museum, Ukraine

1998
“The Orange County Register” Fine Arts, July 19

1997
“The Cigar”, Barnaby Conrad III, Chronicle Books
“Romantic Cynicism”, Valentin Popov, ARC-UKRAINE, Kiev
Manhattan-A Photographic Tour, Crescent Books, New York
“The Torrents of Spring”, Ivan Turgenev, Grove Press, New York

1995
“The Basics of Buying Art”, Cindi R. Maciolek, page 93

1994
“EYE", San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, pp.30
"Batman Saves", Metro, Sept. 22-28 pp.107
San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 19
"Arts" San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 18 pp.6
Silicon Valley Visitors Guide, September
The Valley Catholic, August 16
New York Times, NY, February 13
"Novoye Russkoye Slovo" October 21
"Eastvillager", ART, November
Contra Costa Times, October 7
"Holy Bat Artist", Metro, October 27-Nov.2
"Artistwriter", December, pp. 1-3
The Santa Clara, November 17
Santa Clara Spectrum, November 9
“Rob Report'' December, page 88

1992
"Novoe Russkoe Slovo" No. 13, New York
Daily Sitka Sentinel, Alaska, July 31
Alaska South Eastern Magazine, No.10 Vol 2, October

1991
“Soviet Artist Valentin Popov comes to Belmont” May 1, Belmont Times
“Glasnost comes to Belmont” May 15, Belmont Enquirer Bulletin

1988
“Monograph”, Drug Chitacha, September 25



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