Igor & Marina

We are artists, which is an excellent thing. We are married, also an excellent thing. We work together—not necessarily an excellent thing. What do we mean by this? Clearly, it isn’t that we don’t find inspiration in each other’s work or ideas. However, on a practical level, it is hard to avoid some problems. First of all, though we have been together for twenty years, whenever we work on a picture together, we spend most of our time arguing.

Biography

Working as a husband-and-wife team, the Russian-born duo Igor Kozlovsky and Marina Sharapova collaborate on each painting. Igor and Marina were rigorously taught the skills of the Old Renaissance Masters within their academic training at Mukhina Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg, Russia and learned to combine ancient and modern techniques with fluidity. As a result, the paintings are influenced by, and recall, a diverse spectrum of artists and eras: famous avant-garde figures like Chagall, Malevich, and Kandinsky as well as fifteenth-century Russian religious painters. Marina possesses an excellent subtle touch for realistic drawing and is capable of creating new images on the basis of the works of older artists, particularly those of the Italian and Dutch renaissance. Igor’s specialty is a subtle sense for color, a wonderful appreciation for the tactile nature of paint, canvas, and wood, and an intuitive feel for how to play with abstract images.
In each of their canvases we sense a narrative implied, but we always fall short of piecing it together—it’s like waking up from a dream. And just as dreams synthesize all manner of seemingly disparate material into cohesive experiences, so Igor and Marina blend the modern and traditional, the representational and the abstract—and indeed their own divergent personalities—into each finished painting. The figures in the artists’ paintings look at once contemporary and historical—they might be modern people garbed in costumes of the past; they might be past people plunged into the present. With their finely tuned sense of all that is enigmatic, seductive, and dreamlike in life, Igor and Marina wholeheartedly embrace their surreal perspective by forcing us to enter their invented new world.

Born

1956 Igor Kozlovsky, Slobodskoi, Kirov Region, Russia.

1960 Marina Sharapova, Leningrad, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia.


Education

1985  Mukhina Academy of Art and Design, St. Petersburg, Russia, M.F.A. (Both)

1976  College of Fine Art, Kirov, Russia, B.F.A. (Igor)


Awards

2006 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY.

2015  Adolph & Ester Gottlieb Foundation, New York, NY


Selected Two-Person Exhibitions

2019 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Flexible Parallels, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

2017 American Academy of Arts, Visiting Artist, Chicago, IL

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016 RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

2015 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2014 KM Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2013 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

           Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

2012 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

           Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.

2010 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

2009  Wall Street Journal, The Durst Organization (sponsor), New York, NY.

           Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2008  Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

           Norteastern Illinois University.

           Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.

           Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

2007  Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

           Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

           Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2006  Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

           Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.


Selected Corporate Collections

International Corporate Art (ICArt), Olslo, London, Miami • Regent Seven Seas Cruises, U.S.A. • The Colburn Family, U.S.A. • Mrs. Joyce Chelburg, Chicago, IL • Martha Stweart, New York, NY • S&R Foundations, Wachington D.C. • Newmark Knight Frank, New York, NY • Hendrix Allardyce, Los Angeles, CA • Sara Lee Corporation, New York, NY • The Durst Organization, New York, NY • Hollywood’s producers and actors, Los Angeles, CA • Bristol Meyers Squibb Company, U.S.A. • Alinea Restaurant Art Collections, Chicago, IL • Potash Corporation, U.S.A. and Canada • Governor of Tokyo, Japan

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Selected Artworks

Apple Thief , 2008

Apple Thief , 2008

Oil on Canvas

58 x 38 inches

210207

Dance, Dedicated to Constantin Brancusi

Dance, Dedicated to Constantin Brancusi

Oil on Canvas

64 x 48 inches

210110

Fortune Tellers

Fortune Tellers

Oil on Canvas

51 x 68 inches

200019

Still Life

Still Life

Oil on Paper

28 x 23 inches

190578

When the Bauhaus Artists Invited Infanta to their Ball, She Wore a Dress Specially Designed for Her by Kazimir Malevich

When the Bauhaus Artists Invited Infanta to their Ball, She Wore a Dress Specially Designed for Her by Kazimir Malevich

Oil on Canvas

64 x 48 inches

190466

Five Striped Ladies

Five Striped Ladies

Oil on Canvas

64 x 122 inches

130633

Born

1956 Igor Kozlovsky, Slobodskoi, Kirov Region, Russia.

1960 Marina Sharapova, Leningrad, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia.


Education

1985  Mukhina Academy of Art and Design, St. Petersburg, Russia, M.F.A. (Both)

1976  College of Fine Art, Kirov, Russia, B.F.A. (Igor)


Awards

2006 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY.

2015  Adolph & Ester Gottlieb Foundation, New York, NY


Selected Two-Person Exhibitions

2019 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Flexible Parallels, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco

2017 American Academy of Arts, Visiting Artist, Chicago, IL

Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016 RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY

2015 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2014 KM Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2013 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

           Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

2012 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

           Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.

2010 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

2009  Wall Street Journal, The Durst Organization (sponsor), New York, NY.

           Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2008  Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

           Norteastern Illinois University.

           Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.

           Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

2007  Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

           Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.

           Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2006  Campton Gallery, New York, NY.

           Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.


Selected Corporate Collections

International Corporate Art (ICArt), Olslo, London, Miami • Regent Seven Seas Cruises, U.S.A. • The Colburn Family, U.S.A. • Mrs. Joyce Chelburg, Chicago, IL • Martha Stweart, New York, NY • S&R Foundations, Wachington D.C. • Newmark Knight Frank, New York, NY • Hendrix Allardyce, Los Angeles, CA • Sara Lee Corporation, New York, NY • The Durst Organization, New York, NY • Hollywood’s producers and actors, Los Angeles, CA • Bristol Meyers Squibb Company, U.S.A. • Alinea Restaurant Art Collections, Chicago, IL • Potash Corporation, U.S.A. and Canada • Governor of Tokyo, Japan

Biography

Working as a husband-and-wife team, the Russian-born duo Igor Kozlovsky and Marina Sharapova collaborate on each painting. Igor and Marina were rigorously taught the skills of the Old Renaissance Masters within their academic training at Mukhina Academy of Art and Design in St. Petersburg, Russia and learned to combine ancient and modern techniques with fluidity. As a result, the paintings are influenced by, and recall, a diverse spectrum of artists and eras: famous avant-garde figures like Chagall, Malevich, and Kandinsky as well as fifteenth-century Russian religious painters. Marina possesses an excellent subtle touch for realistic drawing and is capable of creating new images on the basis of the works of older artists, particularly those of the Italian and Dutch renaissance. Igor’s specialty is a subtle sense for color, a wonderful appreciation for the tactile nature of paint, canvas, and wood, and an intuitive feel for how to play with abstract images.
In each of their canvases we sense a narrative implied, but we always fall short of piecing it together—it’s like waking up from a dream. And just as dreams synthesize all manner of seemingly disparate material into cohesive experiences, so Igor and Marina blend the modern and traditional, the representational and the abstract—and indeed their own divergent personalities—into each finished painting. The figures in the artists’ paintings look at once contemporary and historical—they might be modern people garbed in costumes of the past; they might be past people plunged into the present. With their finely tuned sense of all that is enigmatic, seductive, and dreamlike in life, Igor and Marina wholeheartedly embrace their surreal perspective by forcing us to enter their invented new world.

Press

Igor & Marina

We are artists, which is an excellent thing. We are married, also an excellent thing. We work together—not necessarily an excellent thing. What do we mean by this? Clearly, it isn’t that we don’t find inspiration in each other’s work or ideas. However, on a practical level, it is hard to avoid some problems. First of all, though we have been together for twenty years, whenever we work on a picture together, we spend most of our time arguing.

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