Born: 1962 Hometown: Krasnodar, Russia

Lives and Works: St. Petersburg, Russia

Education: 1982-1987 Krasnodar College of Arts

Vladimir Grig inherited his illustrational skillset from traditional soviet practices, spending numerous years perfecting his image of artistic creation. The majority of his works contain a slight twist on graphical design which includes images from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Using technological advancements as well as historical artistic perspectives, Grig connects the everyday lives of our past, our present, and our future. Drawing the most inspiration from within him; dreams, memories, and fantasies about an idealistic and romantic past are a driving force behind his artworks. Grig’s allusions that life, time, and beings in existence are a cyclical phenomenon suggest a unique perspective rarely attempted. At the same time his art contains mysticism which is characteristic of early Russian literature from the beginning of the 20th century.


His early artistic endeavors began in the late ‘80s with Grig working as a book illustrator with several known publishing houses. In 1995, he received a grant from the Berlin Academy of Art, recognizing his numerous contributions to the fine art culture. Grigs’ multitudes of projects have been nominated for prestigious honors such as the Kandinsky Award as well as the Kurehin Award. His development of the entity called “Dimensionen” has been displayed at the 55th Annual Biennale in Venice. Chiesa di San Pantalon, the subordinate of the award show, has featured several of his constructs, labeling them “masterpieces”. Vladimir Grig is a renowned originator of more than 40 expositions which range from solo exhibitions to collaborations with various artists. Demonstrations and festivals in Russia, Germany and Austria have featured his works in some of their most prominent galleries including the Russian Museum and Soil Science Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as being the focal point of Krasnodar Kovalenko Art Gallery.

 

2012 – Kandinsky Prize nominees, Moscow.

2011 – Kuryokhin Prize nominees, St. Petersburg.

2009 – Prize Fund Dynasty for the project “Underground Kingdom” for the Dokuchaev Museum of Soil science, St. Petersburg.

1999 – Contemporary art Festival, Krasnodar project Interesting ethnic group, Ist prize

1995 – Stipendium Berlin Academy of Arts, the project “Nocturne Final-III”

1993 – Rossinsky Prize in the field of art. Kovalenko Art Museum, Krasnodar

1990 – Member of the Russian Union of Artists

1987-1990 – Working as a book illustrator

1982-1987 – Krasnodar College of Arts

 

Works are in the collections: State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Kovalenko Art Museum Krasnodar. Dokuchaev Soil Science Museum St. Petersburg. Petersburg Culture and Arts Foundation “Pro Arte”. Kaliningrad Art Gallery. The collection of the Central exhibition hall, Krasnodar. As a musician: St.Petersburg Improvisers Orchestra - Melonoise trio

 

Selected exhibitions and fairs:

2017 – “Arrived” Gridchinhall art-center, Moscow province.

2015 – “Who am I? Where am I?” Gridchinhall art-center, Moscow province.

2014 – “The actual figure” Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg.

2014 – “The Art of the”, exhibition space “Signal” (Contour), St. Petersburg.

2014 – “Vladimir Grig for Samuel Beckett”. GEZ-21, St. Petersburg.

2014 – “Russia is making itself”, Exhibition Center, Moscow.

2014 – project “Heroic cantata for orchestra of crickets”, Dokuchaev Soil Science Museum, St. Petersburg

2013 – project “Gravitation”, Church of San Pantalon, Venice.

2013 – Biennale of graphics of the Baltic Sea “Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg 2013"

2013 – “New Russian realism”, CHA, Moscow.

2013 – Installation “How Vasek Karasev turned into an amoeba” under the “Retro mutants”, New file, New Holland, St. Petersburg.

2013 – Installation “How Vasek Karasev turned into an amoeba” under the “Retro mutants”, gallery KultProekt, Moscow.

2013 – Project “Dimensionen - II”, ALGallery, St. Petersburg.

2012 – Project “Disappearing”, East Gallery, Moscow

2012 – Exhibition of the Kandinsky Prize nominees to the district. UDARNIK, Moscow.

2012 – Exhibition “Heavenly LINE. PETERSBURG PANORAMA XIX - XX”, Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Peter and Paul Fortress.

2012 – project “The Game”, exhibition of the Kuryokhin Prize nominees. S. Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg.

2011 – project “Kustrakita over the river” AL Gallery, St. Petersburg.

2011 – projects in the framework of the festival “Life. Version science”, Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, Moscow

2010 – project “The Game”, East Gallery, Moscow.

2009 – project “Transition”, East Gallery, Moscow.

2009 – project “Underworld”, Dokuchaev Museum of Soil, St. Petersburg.

2008 – project “Stories in pictures”, East Gallery, Moscow.

2008 – Project “Terra Incognita”, project of the Pro Arte Institute “Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum”, Dokuchaev Museum of Soil, St. Petersburg.

2008 – Print Triennial South Russia, Krasnodar.

2007 – project “Space I” Belka & Strelka, St. Petersburg.

2007 – project “Space II” East Gallery, Moscow.

2007 – project “Goodnight Earthlings”, East Gallery, Moscow.

2007 – The exhibition of the series “Little Things”, installation "Space”, PRO ARTE Institute, St. Petersburg Peter and Paul Fortress.

2006 – project “Absolute Happiness 60” East Gallery, Moscow.

2005 – project “Gravitation” Art Moscow TS.D.H. Moscow East Gallery, Moscow.

2004-2013 – Art Moscow 2004, Exhibition in Epiphanien-Kirche zu Berlin-Charlottenburg

2003 – project “Urbofoniya”, “WUK”, Vienna, Austria.

1998 – V International Biennale of Easel Graphic Art, Kaliningrad.

1996 – project “RG-I”, St. Petersburg Biennale, Smolny Cathedral, St. Petersburg.

1994 – Festival of Contemporary Art, Art Museum of Sochi.

1993 – group exhibition “Facade”, Kovalenko Art Museum, Krasnodar.

1991 – group “White Dragon”, Central Exhibition Hall, Krasnodar.