Bio

LYUBOV MURAVYEVA

Phone: (636)207-8552, E-mail: luba@addr.com

EDUCATION

Moscow Art and Design School (Stroganovskoe), 1961-1967, master degree in Fine Arts. Major in monumental decorative art.
Qualification: artist / monumental decorative art /, sculptor.
member of The Professional Artists' Guild since 1983

Main point of Art

If I was ever facing the question, what is my preferred medium of expression, which material I’d like to work with most, I would probably have to answer that I prefer the one that fits my artistic goal best. Every composition demands its own material, just like every event has its own imprint – the artist has to figure it out. When a work of art is conceived and executed in a proper material, it expresses the innermost meaning of the environment. Humans deserve, require attention to their innermost meaning, to their souls. Human feeling of every kind, therefore, is the subject of my keenest interest. Or, rather, shapes, lines, colors and their interplay, reflecting the palette of human feelings, are the subject. In my view, they are also the main subject of art. After all, it’s the feeling that first lifted the human up and above the animal kingdom – ability to understand the feeling of the other, to be compassionate. It’s the propagation and cultivation of these feelings that preserves the human society.

C O N T E N T S

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015 International Art Show "Spectrum Miami", Miami, December 2-6, Miami, FL, USA
  • 2015 International Art Show "Artexpo New York", April 23-26, Pier 94, 711 12th Ave,New York, NY, USA
  • 2014 International Art Show "Spectrum Miami", Miami, December 3-7, Miami, FL, USA
  • 2014 "ART SAN DIEGO 2014" Contemporary Art Show, November 6-9, Balboa Park Activity Center, San Diego, USA
  • 2012 Art show “Red Dot Miami”, Mid Town Miami, December 5 – 9, Miami, Fl, USA
  • 2012 International Biennale Artists Exhibition, LMNT Gallery, June 7- 26, Miami, Fl, USA
  • 2011 International Biennale Artists Show, Gallery Gora, June14th b July 2nd, Montreal, Canada
  • 2010 The United States Artists Biennial, The Broadway Gallery NYC, September 16-30, New York, USA
  • 2009 Biennale Internazionale DellArte Contemporanea of Florence, 7th editio n, December 5-13, Florence, Italy
  • 2006 Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA
  • 2006 Human Figure Exhibition, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA
  • 2006 The Body: Human Figure as Subject, Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, Vall ejo, CA
  • 2004 New Works in Sculpture, Small group show, 3rd Floor Gallery on Washington street, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 2003 Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea, December 6-14, Florence, Italy.
  • 2001-2002 New Work by Luba Muravyeva. Solo Exhibition, Millstone Fine Art gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 2000 Lyubov Muravyeva: Wood, Ceramic and Bronze Sculpture, Millstone Fine Art gallery, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 1997 Connections and Bridges. Ukraine and Ukraine Connected American Artists, Killian Gallery, Sharon, New Hampshire ,USA
  • 1997 Realist Approach, Small group exhibition, Agora Gallery, Soho, New York, USA
  • 1996 Dedication, personal exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 1995 From A Distance, personal exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
  • 1990 Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Smyehamn, Sweden
  • 1990 II Ukrainian National Exhibition of Sculpture, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1990 Ceramics in architectural environment in Kiev, Michailovskaya Trapesnaya, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1983 Artists to people, USSR National Art Exhibition, Moscow
  • 1983 Sport in USSR, National Art Exhibition, Moscow
  • 1981 USSR National Art Exhibition, Moscow
  • 1976 Ukrainian National Exhibition of Art, Kiev
  • 1975 Ukrainian National Exhibition of Decorative Art, Kiev
  • 1973 Sport at the Art of the Young, USSR National Exhibition, Moscow
  • 1969 Annual Spring Exhibition of sculpture, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1967 USSR National Exhibition of Young Artists, Moscow
  • 1967 Annual Spring Exhibition of Moscow Artists, Moscow
  • 1967 Russian National Exhibition of Young Artists, Moscow
  • 1967 7th Exhibition of Young Moscow Artists, Moscow
  • 1957 Ukrainian National Art Exhibition, Kiev

PUBLIC / SITE SPECIFIC WORKS

  • 1999 "Soul of the Stone", Granite, 155 x 250 x 60 cm, Andres Institute of Art, Brookline, NH (andresinstitute.org)
  • 1993 "Apple Trees in Blossom", bronze, 7'H, Lobby of the Public Cultural Center, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1990 "Kupala's Night", ceramic, enamel, 19'H, Vinogradar Living Area, Kiev, U kraine.
  • 1988 "Song", ceramic, enamel, 8'H, Vinogradar Living Area, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1988 "Hey, the Swans are Flying", ceramic, enamel, 19'H, Vinogradar Living Area, Kie v, Ukraine.
  • 1986 "Tatyana Tass", bronze, 7'H, Kuntsevo Cemetery, Moscow, Russia.
  • 1986 "Save the World from Nuclear Winter", ceramics with enamel, 18'H, Vinogradar Living Area, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1984 "Earth Melody", ceramics, enamel, 15'H, outside Children Music School, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1983 "Plastic Compositions", ceramic, enamel, 10 units from 5'H x 12'W x 1'D to 2'H x 2'W x 1'D, Halls of the " Gold Field" Sanatorium, Moldavia.
  • 1982 "Spring", ceramic with enamel, 18'H, Vinogradar Living Area, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1980 "Summer Day", ceramic, enamel 17'H, Vinogradar Living Area, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1978 "Together through the Flame" or "Human and Nature," copper sheets and fired enamel, 21'H, outside Public Center, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1976 "Ocean", ceramic, enamel, 15'H, outside kindergarten #130, Vinogradar Living Area, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1974 "Fairy Tale", ceramic, enamel, 5'H outside Kindergarten #129 ,Vinogradar Living Area, Kiev, Ukraine. 1974 "Pinocchio," ceramic, enamel, composition on the wall, kindergarten #129, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1974 "Thumbelina", ceramics, enamel composition on the wall, kindergarten #129, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1972 "Fat Frumos," ceramic, enamel, composition on the wall, relief, Moldavia.
  • 1972 "Lyana Rosolyana", ceramics, enamel, 8'H, outside Cultural Center, Raskoitsy, Moldavia.
  • 1970 "Birds", ceramics, enamel, 5'H, outside Public Center, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 1966 "Youth", wood, 4'H, city museum, Pereyaslav Chmelnitski, Ukraine.

AWARDS

  • 2005 Diploma of Excellence (Honorable Award), On-line Global Art Competition Art Now -2005 "Mirage of a Gone City", stoneware, enamels, glazes
  • 1984 First Prize at the concurs "The best Art Work for man made environment in USSR, 1984" : "Spring", ceramic, enamel, 18'H, 12'W, 5'D, outside Public Center, Kiev, Ukraine, 1982.
  • 1979 The best Art Work for aesthetic environment in city Kiev : "Ocean" - ceramics, enamel, 15'H, composition with pool, outside kindergarten #130, Living Area, Kiev, Ukraine 1976.
  • 1979 First Prize at the concurs "The best Art Work for aesthetic environment in city Kiev, 1979": "Fairy Tale" - ceramic, enamel, 5'H, 1974
  • 1979 The best Art Work for environment in city Kiev : "Pinocchio" - ceramic, enamel, composition on the wall, 1974.
  • 1979 The best Art Work for aesthetic environment in city Kiev : "Thumbelina" - ceramic, enamel, composition on t he wall, 1974.

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2015 The Artist Showcase Magazine, Spring 2015, Pages 6-11, "Featured Artist Lyubov Muravyeva", New York, NY, USA.
  • 2012 Best Of Artists Presents: Worldwide Sculpture Volume II, Best of Artists & Kennedy Publishing, VA, USA, pp100-101.
  • 2012 American Art Collector, Juried Competition of New Work, Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA, page193
  • 2010 NY ARTS Magazine Volume 15, Fall 2010, Page 125, Lyubov Muravyeva: “In the realm of public art”.
  • 2010 American Art Collector, Juried Competition of New Works, Alcove Books, Berkeley, CA, Page 224
  • 2010 Lyubov Muravyeva: Eroine Contemporanee / Contemporary Heroins, Biennale Artists Series Florence, Italy, 2010.
  • 2009 Catalogue of Biennale Internazionale Dell¿Arte Contemporanea of Florence, 7th edition, December 5-13, Florence, Italy, , page 431.
  • 2007 American Art Collector, Volume 3, Book2 ¿ CENTRAL STATES, page107
  • 2003 Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea, citta di Firenze, Quarta Edizione 2003, Page 613
  • 1997 Hegyes, Zoltan. "Four Shows At Agora Gallery Feature an InternationalRoster", Artspeak, New York, June/July 1997.
  • 1996 Duffy, Robert W. "Ukrainian Perspective", St. Louis, Post-Dispatch, Oct. 1996.
  • 1995 Robert W. Duffy, European Flavor, Diversity Produces A Compelling Program, Saint Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, Oct. 1995.
  • 1987 Pavel Poznak, "View in the Future", book "Kiev: View through centuries", Kiev, 1987.
  • 1987 Book Architecture of the Soviet Ukraine, Moscow, 1987.
  • 1986 M. Yablonskaya, "On monumental sculpture art: Theory and experience," Soviet Sculpture, v10, Moscow, 1986.
  • 1985 Space for relaxation - Round table of the magazine, Decorative Art of the USSR, Moscow, v9, 1985.
  • 1984 Rabushkin, "Attempt to analyze: Creative research and tendency 1970-1980", Architecture of the USSR, v5, 198 4.
  • 1982 Book Architecture USSR, Moscow, v6, 1982.
  • 1981 "With caring about human", Film magazine, Center science Film, Moscow, v12, 1981.
  • 1980 N. Andrushtenko, "Secret of synthesis: Architecture, problems, perspectives," newspaper Culture and life, Kie v, 08/13/80.
  • 1980 E.A.Bilskiy, Booklet "Art plastics at children's playgrounds," Kiev,1980.
  • 1979 M.Kelesso, "Human and Nature", magazine Building and Architecture, v9, 1979, Kiev.
  • 1979 N.Andrushtenco, "Artist and environment", Decorative Art of the USSR v10, 1979, Moscow.
  • 1978 Stella Basasyantc, "Ukraine monumental artists: from number to quality", magazine Decorative Art of the USSR, v5, 1978, Moscow.
  • 1978 "Art in kindergartens of Vinogradar", Building and Architecture v5, Kiev.
  • 1970 Uriy Varvaretskiy, "About exhibition of sculpture in Kiev", newspaper Culture and Life v69, September 1970.