igor shelkovsky

biography

Igor Chelkovski was born in 1937 in Orenburg, Russia. 
From 1954 to 1959, he studied in the 1905 School of Fine Arts in Moscow. Chelkovski worked as a restorer of icons in his early years in the Kremlin at Moscow and at Novgorod. He immigrated to France in 1976, where he later became a well-known editor-in-chief of the underground journal of Contemporary Soviet Art "A-Ya" (A-Z).

Igor Chelkovski is member of La Maison des Artistes, a major association of French artists. From 2001, he divides his time between Moscow and Paris. His works are found in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in New Jersey, The Vienna Contemporary Art Museum, the George Costakis Collection in Thessaloniki, Greece, as well as in other museums and private collections around the world.

selected personal and group exhibitions

2012
20 Anniversary!, Gallery Fine Art, Moscow

2011-12
Moscow is a Port of Five Seas, Gallery Fine Art, Moscow

2010
Born in the USSR - Made in France, Espace Blancs Manteaux, Paris

Glamorous Portraits, Gallery Fine Art, Moscow

2009
Espace Nature, Galerie Blue Square, Paris

2005
  
Russian Pop Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2004
New Acquisitions, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow

2003
Moscow Abstraction: Second Half of the 20th Century, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2002   
Galerie Weiller, Paris

2001
Cassandra Gallery, Drobak

Abstract Art in Russia: The Twentieth Century, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

2000   
Forum Lindenthal Gallery, Cologne
   
Books and Their Possibilities, Galerie Claude Dorval, Paris

Festival Garonne, Toulouse

1999   
Galerie Délire en Formation, Paris

Transparency, Cochin Institute, Paris

1997   
Clara Maria Sels Gallery, Düsseldorf

Galerie Weiller, Paris

1995   
Clara Maria Sels Gallery, Düsseldorf

Moscow: The Group, Neuehoff Gallery, New York

From Gulag to Glasnost, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey

Documenta-Halle, Kassel

1993   
Clara Maria Sels Gallery, Düsseldorf
   
Russian Artists, Luxembourg

1986   
Contemporary Russian Art, Cologne

1979   
Twenty Years of Unofficial Art, Bochum Museum, Germany

1978   
Dissidents, Museums of Turin and Lodi, Italy

1977   
May Salon, Paris
   
New Soviet Art: Unofficial View, Venice Biennale

Russian Artists, Tokyo

1976   
Leonid Sokov's Studio, Moscou

1962   
Blue Bird Cafe, Moscou

selected museum collections

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey

The Vienna Contemporary Art Museum, Vienna

The George Costakis Collection, Thessaloniki

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a visit to the artist's studio

Igor  Shelkovsky : Flower Series #5  2006 Oil on hardboard 154x122 cm
Igor  Shelkovsky : Flower Series #2  2007 Oil on hardboard 154x122 cm
Igor  Shelkovsky : Flower Series #1 2006 Oil on hardboard 144x122 cm
Igor  Shelkovsky : Flower Series #4 2006 Oil on hardboard
Igor  Shelkovsky : Flower Series #11 2006 Oil on hardboard
Igor  Shelkovsky : Flower Series #7 2006 Oil on hardboard
Igor  Shelkovsky : Herbe folle 1998 Wood and paint  40x28 x17 cm
Igor  Shelkovsky : Cherry Tree 2008 Wood and paint  46x26x29 cm
Igor  Shelkovsky : Tree 2001 Wood and paint 54x42x40 cm
Igor  Shelkovsky : Vase with Flowers 1999 Wood and paint
Igor  Shelkovsky : Small Bouquet of Flowers 1999 Wood and paint 171x45x41 cm
Igor  Shelkovsky : Composition 1999 Wood and paint 159x76x59 cm

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