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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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

Selected Two-Person Exhibitions
2019 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Flexible Parallels, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
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. (book published)
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 (Eastwick) Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2005 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2004 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2003 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Eastwick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL
1996 Centre Culturelle de St. Malo, France, Illustrated catalogs. Federation of Interior Architects, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Members since 1991
1995 Consulate of France, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016-8 Art Miami, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Miami, FL
2016-8 Expo Chicago, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA Campton Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA Campton Gallery, New York, NY
LA Art Fair, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA
Campton Gallery, New York, NY
SOFA Chicago, KM Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Singapore, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Singapore.
Fine Art Asia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Hong Kong, China.
Red Dot Art Fair, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA Campton Gallery, New York, NY
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fine Art Asia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Hong Kong, China. Red Dot Art Fair, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA. Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Fine Art Asia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Hong Kong, China. Red Dot Art Fair, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA
Campton Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA
Campton Gallery, New York, NY
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
2005 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA
Campton Gallery, New York, NY
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Gallery Saint Germain, Los Angeles, CA
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
2004 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
NIU Art Museum, Chicago, IL
2003 Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
Turner-Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
llinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL.
2002 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France
Flanders Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Eastwick Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
Flanders Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Eastwick Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2000 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
1999 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
1998 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
1997 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
Master-Class, International Art Show, St. Petersburg,
Russia.
1996 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
Master-Class, International Art Show, St. Petersburg,
Russia.
Ton-Gallery, Bonn, Germany
1995 Master-Class, International Art Show, St. Petersburg,
Russia.
1992 Second Biennale of the Newest Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1991 Art Expert Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.



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

BIBLIOGRAPHY partial list
The Artist’s Magazine | Beauutiful Ambiguity| Magazine cover plus eight pages magazine article by Ruth K. Meyer, 17 images | 2009.
LUXE | Artistic Tango | Two pages coffee-table magazine article by Brielle M. Ferreira, including full page of artists’ portraits, taken by celeberty photographer Mark Hauser | 2009.
New World of Art | A Couple In One Boat | Two pages magazine article by Alexander Kotlomanov, 3 images | 2008 | Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Gallery Guide Full page back cover plus full-page article: Spotlight: “IGOR & MARINA “UNDER THE RENAISSANCE SKY”, by Caldwell Snyder Gallery, September, 2007 issue. San Francisco, CA .
Evanston Review Pioneer Press: “A COUPLE WITH ARTISTIC CHEMISTRY” Full-page article of Chicago North Shore’s paper, 2 images, by Robert Loerzel, 11,10,2005.
Design & Architecture Chicago Edition magazine, 1 image in an article “MS. CONGENIALITY”, by Lisa Skolnik. December 2004 issue. Chicago, IL.
Wilmette LifePioneer Press: « GALLERY SHOWCASES NEW WORKS BY MARRIED ARTISTIC DUO. Article of Chicago North Shore’s paper, 2 images, by Andrew Wachtel, NU Dean, 01,06,2005..
Shelter Chicago « MARINA SHARAPOVA & IGOR KOZLOVSKY: VISIONS OF A RENAISSANCE THAT NEVER WAS Magazine article by Carol Tisch, pages 50 – 57, 10 images, winter 2003 issue. Chicago, IL .
Evanston Review Pioneer Press: « COUPLE MARRIES ARTISTIC STYLES »,Full-page article of Chicago North Shore’s paper, 3 images, by Ellen Pritsker, 08,08,2002. Chicago Home and Garden “AMBER WAVES”, magazine article by Kelly Aiglon, Fall 2002, Chicago, IL.
St. Petersburg’s TV 15 min coverage Reportage from the artist’s studio, interview from an open reception at TV Culture News, 1996.
Encore Ravinia Festival issue. Article by Prof. Andrew Wachtel, NU. June 2002, Evanston, IL. Master-Class Catalog of Saint-Petersburg’s Art Scene, pages 48,132; 1998, Aveline FINLAND OY.
Ouest France 2 PEINTRES RUSSES INSPIRENT PAR ST> MALO Article plus image, 14 août 1996, FRANCE.
Nathalie French-Russian Magazine article by Margarita Kostrits, IAAC, Curator of Contemporary Art, STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM, June 1996, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.

Press

PRESS

Selected Artworks

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

Selected Two-Person Exhibitions
2019 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Flexible Parallels, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA
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. (book published)
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 (Eastwick) Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2005 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2004 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2003 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Eastwick Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL
1996 Centre Culturelle de St. Malo, France, Illustrated catalogs. Federation of Interior Architects, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Members since 1991
1995 Consulate of France, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016-8 Art Miami, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Miami, FL
2016-8 Expo Chicago, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA Campton Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA Campton Gallery, New York, NY
LA Art Fair, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA
Campton Gallery, New York, NY
SOFA Chicago, KM Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Singapore, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Singapore.
Fine Art Asia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Hong Kong, China.
Red Dot Art Fair, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA Campton Gallery, New York, NY
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fine Art Asia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Hong Kong, China. Red Dot Art Fair, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA. Campton Gallery, New York, NY.
Fine Art Asia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Hong Kong, China. Red Dot Art Fair, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA
Campton Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA
Campton Gallery, New York, NY
Art Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
2005 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco & St. Helena, CA
Campton Gallery, New York, NY
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Gallery Saint Germain, Los Angeles, CA
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
2004 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
NIU Art Museum, Chicago, IL
2003 Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN
Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
Turner-Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
llinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL.
2002 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France
Flanders Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Eastwick Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
Flanders Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Eastwick Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2000 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
1999 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
1998 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
1997 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
Master-Class, International Art Show, St. Petersburg,
Russia.
1996 Artemise Gallery, Dinard, France.
Master-Class, International Art Show, St. Petersburg,
Russia.
Ton-Gallery, Bonn, Germany
1995 Master-Class, International Art Show, St. Petersburg,
Russia.
1992 Second Biennale of the Newest Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1991 Art Expert Gallery, Helsinki, Finland.



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

BIBLIOGRAPHY partial list
The Artist’s Magazine | Beauutiful Ambiguity| Magazine cover plus eight pages magazine article by Ruth K. Meyer, 17 images | 2009.
LUXE | Artistic Tango | Two pages coffee-table magazine article by Brielle M. Ferreira, including full page of artists’ portraits, taken by celeberty photographer Mark Hauser | 2009.
New World of Art | A Couple In One Boat | Two pages magazine article by Alexander Kotlomanov, 3 images | 2008 | Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Gallery Guide Full page back cover plus full-page article: Spotlight: “IGOR & MARINA “UNDER THE RENAISSANCE SKY”, by Caldwell Snyder Gallery, September, 2007 issue. San Francisco, CA .
Evanston Review Pioneer Press: “A COUPLE WITH ARTISTIC CHEMISTRY” Full-page article of Chicago North Shore’s paper, 2 images, by Robert Loerzel, 11,10,2005.
Design & Architecture Chicago Edition magazine, 1 image in an article “MS. CONGENIALITY”, by Lisa Skolnik. December 2004 issue. Chicago, IL.
Wilmette LifePioneer Press: « GALLERY SHOWCASES NEW WORKS BY MARRIED ARTISTIC DUO. Article of Chicago North Shore’s paper, 2 images, by Andrew Wachtel, NU Dean, 01,06,2005..
Shelter Chicago « MARINA SHARAPOVA & IGOR KOZLOVSKY: VISIONS OF A RENAISSANCE THAT NEVER WAS Magazine article by Carol Tisch, pages 50 – 57, 10 images, winter 2003 issue. Chicago, IL .
Evanston Review Pioneer Press: « COUPLE MARRIES ARTISTIC STYLES »,Full-page article of Chicago North Shore’s paper, 3 images, by Ellen Pritsker, 08,08,2002. Chicago Home and Garden “AMBER WAVES”, magazine article by Kelly Aiglon, Fall 2002, Chicago, IL.
St. Petersburg’s TV 15 min coverage Reportage from the artist’s studio, interview from an open reception at TV Culture News, 1996.
Encore Ravinia Festival issue. Article by Prof. Andrew Wachtel, NU. June 2002, Evanston, IL. Master-Class Catalog of Saint-Petersburg’s Art Scene, pages 48,132; 1998, Aveline FINLAND OY.
Ouest France 2 PEINTRES RUSSES INSPIRENT PAR ST> MALO Article plus image, 14 août 1996, FRANCE.
Nathalie French-Russian Magazine article by Margarita Kostrits, IAAC, Curator of Contemporary Art, STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM, June 1996, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.

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.