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, I 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 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 Institute "Pro Arte" "Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum" Dokuchaev Museum of Soil, St. Petersburg.
2008 Print Triennial South Russia, Krasnodar.
2007 project "Space I» Squirrel & Hands, 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.