Arina Gordienko

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Arina Gordienko

ARC Associate Living Master TM

Russian 21st Century Realist

Born in Russia

http://www.arina-art.com

arina@arina-art.com

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Behind the Smile - Diptych

2013-2014

Oil on linen

122 x 184 cms | 48 x 72 1/4 ins

Private collection, ,

The Smile - part of diptych

2013-2014

Oil on linen

122 x 92 cms | 48 x 36 ins

Private collection, ,

Behind the Smile - part of diptych

2013-2014

Oil on linen

122 x 92 cms | 48 x 36 ins

Private collection, ,

Apocrypha of Arina 2 - Diptych

2015

Oil on canvas

100 x 130 cms | 39 1/4 x 51 ins

Private collection, ,

Apocrypha of Arina 2 - part of diptych

2015

Oil on canvas

100 x 75 cms | 39 1/4 x 29 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

Apocrypha of Arina 1 - Diptych

2014

Oil on canvas

100 x 130 cms | 39 1/4 x 51 ins

Private collection, ,

Apocrycha of Arina 1 - part of diptych

2014

Oil on canvas

100 x 75 cms | 39 1/4 x 29 1/2 ins

Private collection, ,

Shard of Time

2012

Oil on linen

92 x 122 cms | 36 x 48 ins

Private collection, ,

N I B I R U

2010

Oil on linen

122 x 92 cms | 48 x 36 ins

Private collection, ,

Wide Shut Eyes Series

2008-2010

Oil on linen

165 x 760 cms | 64 3/4 x 299 ins

Private collection, ,

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Arina Gordienko, MA, ARC, SWA, PSA

Website:   www.arina-art.com

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Arina Gordienko is an internationally acclaimed artist who is often known under her artist’s name of ‘ARINA’. She is passionately dedicated to the renaissance of the realistic traditions in painting and widely proclaims revival of Beauty in Art. She uses the old Masters classic ‘sfumato’ technique in her work but with her own contemporary essence. She has developed her own significant style, combining traditional classical techniques with surreal imaginative compositions and a contemporary palette.

 

Based in the UK, ARINA exhibits her paintings all over the world and is recognized with more than 40 International awards in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia. Her paintings featured at venues such as Saatchi Gallery in London, Museum of Fantastic Art in Vienna, Museum of Modern Art Vittoria Colonna in Italy etc. Her works are in private collections worldwide and featured in numerous publications including Reinhard Fuchs’ book ‘Masterpieces of Visual Arts - The Great Female Artists from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era’ alongside works of Frida Kahlo, Georgia O’Keeffe, Bridget Riley etc., ‘Masters of Contemporary  Fine Art’ in the UK, ‘Strokes of Genius -4’ and ‘Strokes of Genius-6’ in USA. She studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art graduated with Master’s Degree (MA) in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London, UK. ARINA is a full-member of Society of Women Artists in the UK, Portrait Society of America (PSA) in USA and an Associate Living Master of the Art Renewal Center (ARC). 

 

ARINA's Faces

Recently within contemporary art there has been resurgence in using the portrait genre as a tool to explore concepts that reach beyond pure appearance and likeness. ARINA's faces stand out from the crowd with a graphic signature style that is memorable. The compositions have a bold directness with the monochromes and reds creating a visual language that communicates across cultures. Her use of light, composition and pose has a sense of a 17 Century Dutch artists like Vermeer but the use of scale, tone and reference to realism bring it firmly into the 21 Century. The qualities of her art have hints of her Russian background within the context of Western influences.

On close inspection ARINA's handling of paint is not of bold gestures but the quiet, slow build-up of tonal values which beautifully suggest the sensual surface of the skin and underlying bone structure. The lack of hair accentuates the features of the face with the folds of the head scarf contributing to the architecture of the head, creating an almost sculptural object. ARINA uses herself as a vessel for her ideas; the likeness is striking and her expressions are beguiling; she occupies her face with the confidence of an actor trying to communicate to a broad audience. ARINA's portraits are ambiguous, she does not reveal too much about herself but presents an icon of a woman that can be contemplated and interpreted in many ways; this is where her paintings' strength.  (Peter Monkman MA, Director of Art Charterhouse, First Prize Winner of the BP Portrait Award 2009 at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK)

Awards & Recognition (brief selection)

2016 - Included to the Art Renewal Centre Museum as ARC Associate Living Master, USA
2016 - Winner, 2nd Prize Award, Berliner Art Prize (out of 1830 entries from 57 countries), Honorary Diploma for 'bright and remarkable contribution in the conservation and development of the artistic values in Modern Art', Berlin, Germany
2015 - Winner, 'Strokes of Genius-7: Depth, Dimension and Space' Drawing Competition, USA
2014 - Winner, 3d Place Award, 'Outside the Box', Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, USA
2013 - Winner, Gold Award - Master of Art International, Margarita Feaks Gallery, London, UK
2013 - Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize, Surrealism Category, Australia
2012 - Winner, Special Award, OSTEN World Gallery and Museum of Drawing Biennale, Skopje, Macedonia
2012 - Winner, 2nd Merit Award, 'Outside the Box', Portrait Society of America Members Competition, USA
2012 - Winner, 4th Merit Award, 'Self-Portrait' category, Portrait Society of America Members Competition
2011 - Winner. Strokes of Genius-4: Best of Drawing, 'Exploring Line', Drawing Competition, USA
2010 - Finalist (Top 10 out of 1650 entries), Art of Giving Competition, SAATCHI Gallery, London, UK
2010 - Finalist, The Best Foreign Artist Mention, Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Italy
2010 - Winner, Trophy Award, LICC-2010 (top 15 out of over 5000 submissions from 95 countries), London, UK
2009 - Winner, MFA Now Award, International Painting Competition, Miami - New York, USA
2009 - Winner, 1st Place Award, Full Brush Competition, Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA
2009 - Winner, 2 nd Prize Award, Portrait/Figure category, The Artist's Magazine, USA
2008 - Winner, Anthony J. Lester Art Critic Award, SWA Annual exhibition, Mall Galleries. London, UK
2008 - Winner, 1st Prize (out of 14.000 entries) Portrait/Figure Students category, The Artist's Magazine, USA
2008 - Winner, Public Choice Prize, NOAC National Open Art Competition, London, UK
2008 - Winner, Visitor's Choice Award, Cork Street International Art Competition, London, UK
2008 - Finalist, The RBSA Portrait Award, Biennale, Birmingham, UK

Exhibitions (brief selection)

2016 - Biennale PESCARART, Museum of Modern Art Vittoria Colonna, Italy
2016 - Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK, opened by SWA Patron, Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. Also - 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
2015 - Phantastishe Venus Biennale, Viechtag, Germany
2015 - ITINERA Contemporary Art, Gall'Art Roma, Museum Complex of Dioscuri, Rome, Italy.
2014 - Gemini Art Prize exhibition, Rebecca Cossack Gallery, London, UK
2013-2014 - Mortimore Art Prize ‘The very best in Realism’ Touring: Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra etc., Australia
2013 - Solo-Exhibition 'ARINA - The Theatre Of One Artist', 20th Century Theatre, Notting Hill, London, UK
2013 - Master of Art International Exhibition, Art Pavilion Gallery, London, UK
2013 - Exhibition of Awarded Artists on World Gallery of Drawing, Gallery of Art Critics (Adria Palace), Prague
2013 - International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Gall'Art Roma, Museum Sant'Oreste, Rome, Italy
2012 - Uncommon Vision, Museum of Fantastic Art, Vienna, Austria
2012 - 'Show me the Monet' exhibition of BBC2 series, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2012 - OSTEN Award Biennale, 40 Gallery and Museum of Drawing, Skopje, Macedonia
2010 - 'Art of Giving', SAATCHI Gallery, with Sir Piter Blake, Banksy, Gavin Turk, Alexa Meade, London, UK
2010 - 'Arte Laguna Art Prize' International Exhibition, Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy
2010 - 'Best of 2010' International Exhibition, Marziart Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2009 - Fall Brush Exhibition, Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA
2009 - 'MFA Now' Award Winner's Exhibition, Praxis Art International Gallery, Miami, USA
2008 - The First Biennale RBSA Open Portrait Award, Birmingham, UK

 

Affiliations 

 

The Art Renewal Centre (ARC) USA
The Portrait Society of America (PSA) USA

The Society of Women Artists (SWA) UK

 

Representation 

 

Gall’Art Roma Art Agency (Founder Giovanna Gazzolo), Rome, Italy

 

Jurying

 

2016 - August, Master of Art International 2016, Selection Committee Juror, Margarita Feaks Gallery, UK

2011 - March, 'Art Elevator' Painting Competition Invited Juror, Aquire Gallery, London, UK. 

 

Curating 

 

2017 - December, ‘Art For a Little Brave Heart’ International fundraising charity exhibition where 100% proceeds from art works sales went to charity Gift of Life helping children with life-threatening illnesses in Russia. Participated 28 internationally acclaimed artists from all over the globe, countries include the UK, Russia, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Hungary, Spain, France, Armenia and Peru. Exhibition with support of Russian actress Dina Korzun rose over £23000.

 

2011 - March, Curated and juryied as an invited Judge the 'Art Elevator' Painting Competition, a launching pad for new artists, followed by an exhibition at the Aquire Gallery in London, UK. Art elevator was conceived as a springboard for up and coming artists. 

 

Publications (selected)

 

The Lexikon of Fantastic Artists, Prof. Gerhard Habarta, Art Encyclopedia, Hardcover, LEXIKON’, Vienna, Austria, 2018 

12th International ARC Salon Catalogue, 2016-2017 Competition, Art Renewal Center, USA, p. 135, August 2017

Masters of Painting by Pedro Boaventura, Art Book, published by Art Galaxy, London, UK, Hardcover, p.p.16-19, May 2017

The Artist’s Magazine, January/February 2017 issue, finalist in the Portraits/Figures category of The Artist's Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition USA

SWA catalogue Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, London, UK, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 1008

Masters of Contemporary Fine Art, Art Book, Hardcover, published by Art Galaxy, London, UK, p.p.14-17, February 2016

Strokes of Genius -7, Depth, Dimension and Space, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf, Art Book, Hardcover, published by North Light Books, USA, p.126, 2015

Phantastische Venus, edited by Reinhard Schmid, Art Book, Hardcover, Viechtag, Germany, p.12, 2015

ITINERA, Exhibition of Contemporary Art catalogue, edited by Giovanna Gazzolo, Gall’Art Roma, with support of Cultural Attaché of Russian Embassy and Spanish Embassy, 2015

Portrait Society of America Journal, The Art of the Portrait, 2-nd Place Winner in 'Outside the Box' Category Only Members Competition, Issue no.62, p.9, USA, 2014

Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook, HT Art Magazine Publishing, UK, p.152, 2014

‘Проектор Отдельной Реальности’ (‘Projector of Alternative Reality’) Book Cover, Vadim Zeland, Vesj Publishing, Russia, January 2014

Connfuence 14 catalogue, New Deli, India, 2014

OSTEN Drawing Award, Museum of Drawing Art Book, Hardcover, Skopje, Macedonia, p.6, 2014

Masterpieces of Visual Art. The Great Female Artists: From The Middle Ages To The Modern Era, Women in Art Volume 1, by Reinhard Fuchs, Art Book, Hardcover, Fürstenweg, Austria, p.43, 2013

Winter Tangerine Review, Volume 2, Art Magazine, USA, Fall, p.p. 25-27, 2013

ARINA - The Theatre of One Artist (Solo-exhibition catalogue), Edited&Published Lyes&Jones, London, UK, 2013

Art Scene: Russian Theatrics, Art of England magazine, Issue 102, p.61, May 2013

Lyes & Jones Present – ARINA, Chartwell Magazine, February 2013

Lyes & Jones Present ARINA’s Russian Art, Red Carpet Magazine, March 2013

The Lexikon of Fantastic Artists, Gerhard Habarta, Art Encyclopedia, Hardcover, ‘1.300 fantastic, surreal and visionary artists are recorded in the LEXIKON’, Vienna, Austria, 2013

Love, Peace and Understanding, Art Book, Hardcover, USA, p.22, 2013

International Exhibition of Contemporary Art catalogue, Curated and Edited by Givanna Gazzolo, Gall'Art Rome Art Gallery, Museum Sant’Oreste, Rome, Italy, 2013

Клип-Трансерфинг (Klip-Transerfing),Vadim Zeland, Book Cover,Hardcover, Exmo Publishing, Russia, July 2013

ArtGemini Prize 2013 Finalists Exhibition Catalogue, Rebecca Cossack Gallery, London, 2013

Strokes of Genius-4, The Best of Drawing/Exploring Line, Art Book, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf, published by North Light Books, USA, p.14, 2012

Prize Winners Show, Cork Street Open Exhibitions, Cork Street Gallery, London, UK, 2012

Annual Cork Street Open Art Competition Catalogues, 2008 - Winner Public Choice Award, London, UK, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008

Взлом техногенной системы (Breaking the Technogenic System), Vadim Zeland, Book Cover, Hardcover, Vesy Publishing, Russia, also mention on p.94, 2012

Scardinare il Sistema Tecnogeno by Vadim Zeland, Book Cover, Macro Edizioni, Italy, 2012

OSTEN Award Biennal of Drawing catalogue, Skopie, Macedonia, p.33, 2012

International Contemporary Artists, Vol IV, art book, I.C.A. Publishing, New York, NY, USA, p.10, 2012

Poets Artists Magazine, ARINA, End of the Year issue, USA, no.28, pages 36-39, 2011

Portrait Society of America Journal, The Art of the Portrait, USA, issue no.57, p.16, 2011

LICC-London International Creative Competition catalogue, Asterisk press, USA, 2010

SAATCHI Gallery, Art of Giving 2010 catalogue, London, UK, 2010

Arte Laguna Art Prize Magazine 2009 catalogue, Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy, 2010

Arte Laguna Art Prize 2009, Art Book, Hardcover, Venice, Italy, p.43, ARTE LAGUNA 2010

Occidenatl Dimension catalogue, Brighton, UK, 2010

Annual Cork Street Open Art Competition catalogues, London, UK, 2010, 2009, 2008

National Open Art Competition catalogues, Chichester, UK, 2008, 2010

Portrait Society of America Journal, The Art of the Portrait, USA, issue no.46, p.16, December 2009

The Artist's Magazine, 2-nd Place Winner in Portraits/Figures Category, The Year's Best Art, by Tamera Lenz Muente, USA, p.33, December 2009

The Daily Mirror, A good reason to get arty, London, UK, p.33, Monday, September 21, 2009

Fringe MK- 2009 catalogue, Milton Keynes, UK, 2009

Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, Art Liberating Lives, No. 105, p. 74, Winter 2009

Saving Lives with Art, The Wandsworth Guardian, London, UK, Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Artist's Magazine, 1st Place Award Winner in Students Category, Stand-out Students, , USA, p.54, special 25-th Anniversary Issue, January/February, 2008

First Biennial RBSA Open Portrait Award catalogue, Birmingham, UK, 2008

Affordable Art Fair catalogue, London, UK, 2008

MA Chelsea Final Degree Show catalogue, London, UK, 2008

Saatchi Competition to uncover Art Idol by Ben Hoyle, The Times, p. 27, London, UK, , Friday, March 2, 2007

Xhibit 07 catalogue, University of Arts London, London, UK, 2007

Book Cover - Therapy, Philip L. Moore, Upfront Publishing LTD, England, 2006

 

  

Events

 

2017 - December, ARINA organised and curated Fundraising Charity Exhibition ‘Art For a Little Brave Heart’ in London, where 100% proceeds from the sales went to charity Gift of Life helping children with oncological and other life-threatening illnesses. Participated 28 internationally acclaimed artists from all over the Globe, countries include the UK, Russia, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Hungary, Spain, France, Armenia and Peru. Charity project with support of famous Russian actress Dina Korzun rose over £20000. London, UK, Rossotrudnichestvo/Russia House in London

 

2016 - August, ARINA was invited as a Selection Committee Judge  of Master of Art International 2016 to judge and  make a final selection of the Master of Art International Award-2016 Winners.

 

2015 – June, ARINA’s Portrait Drawing Masterclass at Mall Galleries in London. UK. During the Annual SWA exhibition ARINA demonstrated her portrait drawing techniques and ‘head measuring’ method in Portrait Drawing. She shared her skills during her Portrait Drawing tutorial followed by a Life Drawing session with a model.

 

2014 – September, The GOLD AWARD Winner of ‘Master of Art International-2013’ – ARINA was invited to open the Awards Ceremony and present Awards to the ‘Master of Art International-2014’ winners. Margarita Feaks Gallery, UK.

 

2014 – Februar, Drawing by ARINA ‘External Intention’, created as a special commission, was published in Russia on the ‘Projector of Alternative Reality’ (Проектор Отдельной Реальности ) Book Cover by the legendary esoteric Russian writer Vadim Zeland, whose books translated and published in more than 20 countries around the Globe, including United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Hong Kong etc.

 

2013 – August, Painting by ARINA ‘Wide Shut Eyes-1’ was published on the Book Cover of the ‘Klip-Transerfing’ (Клип-Трансерфинг) by the world-famous esoteric Russian writer Vadim Zeland, whose books translated and published in more than 20 countries including United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Hong Kong etc. The book ‘Klip-Transerfing’ is still on the top sellers' non-fiction list.

 

2013 - April, ARINA participated, as an invited guest, in the International Conference 'Transurfing Day' with the legendary esoteric Russian writer Vadim Zeland - author of the ‘Transurfing’ Esoteric Teaching at the Leonardo da Vinci Hotel Conference Hall in Milan, Italy. Painting by ARINA 'Shard of Time' was featured on the screen on the stage. ARINA was talking about the story behind her painting on the book cover. Vadim Zeland was talking about his new book 'Breaking the Technogenic System' followed by an autograph session.

 

2012 - July, Painting by ARINA ‘The Shard of Time’ was published on the Book Cover of a new amazing book ‘Breaking in Technogenic System’ (‘Взлом Техногенной Системы’) by the world-famous Russian writer Vadim Zeland. His esoteric books ‘Reality Transurfing’ are hugely popular all over the globe and  translated and published in more than 20 countries including United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Hong Kong etc. The ‘Transurfing’ series is on the top sellers' non-fiction list for 5 years in Russia.

 

2012 - June, ARINA participated in the BBC2  TV programme ‘Show Me the Monet’ series in the UK with her painting ‘Silence, Opus 3’, having been selected out of more than 3000 submissions. The ‘Show Me the Monet’ series were on the National BBC2 TV during 4 weeks, followed by the Exhibition/Auction at the Mall Galleries.

 

2011 - 27 July, 18:00, Paintings by ARINA were featured on a big screen at the stage of the `Fundacion – Universidad I Salud´ at Premiere of the Performance ‘DESHORAS’ in Buenos-Aires, Argentina, directed by Marcela Fernandez. Performance included Plastic Language: painting, oil, acrylic, organic sculptures, video, music. Show featured 4 other artists, Marcelo Parmet, Mariana Perez, Marcela Fernández, Ariel Gonzalo García, contemporary dancers and actors, accompanying by original music created especially for this Art Show represented by Circular 6 Orchestra from Argentina: intervening space with live improvisation, linking the musical work with the character of each artist. The key of the Performance is the diversity of expression, vector distances in Time (calling Van Eyck (1400) Bruges) with a vector-cultural-geographical distance calling an artist ARINA born in Russia, now residing in London. Showing looks and different worlds and interact all the differences.

 

2011 - June, Drawings by ARINA participated in the Trans-Siberian Arts Centre project, exhibition travelled on the Trans-Siberian train from Moscow to Beijing launched at the Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China.

 

2010 - September, ‘Wide Shut Eyes’ series by ARINA were selected by the International Panel of 12 Judges out of 5000 submissions from 95 countries for a Trophy, awarded at the 3-d London Creative Awards Ceremony (LICC-2010) Award Ceremony at Soho Theatre in London. Each of 15 Final Selection winners received a segment of the LICC Awards Trophy (slate). When each Trophy is fit together it forms a completed piece of art work, like a jigsaw puzzle. On the 10th anniversary of LICC all the winning artists will gather together and present their altered Trophies. At that time these pieces will be united, combined, and put on display at an exhibition in London. After the exhibition they will be returned to the artists. Each artist employs their own unique method to modify these pieces, so when these individual Trophies are placed together they embody masterpiece of collaboration. LICC hope that throughout years these Trophies will be exhibited at museum and galleries and become highly collectible.

 

Education (Related to the Arts)

 

2007 - 2008   MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London, UK

2006 - 2007   BA Fine Art (Painting) Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts, 

                        London, UK

2005 - 2006   Foundation Studies (Painting), Merit Certificate, Central Saint Martins College of Art and design,

                        University of the Arts, London, UK

1985 - 1987   Art School (part-time), Fine Art, Distinction Certificate, Russia

1978 - 1980   Music College, Chorus Conductor, Composer, Piano, Guitar, Music Theory, Music History), Russia

1970 - 1977   Music School, (Accordion, Piano, Guitar, Music Theory, Music History), Russia

 

 

Recognition & Awards

 

2018 - Finalist, 13th International ARC Salon Competition, Art Renewal Center, USA

2017 - Finalist, 12th International ARC Salon Competition, Art Renewal Center, USA

2016 - Awarded ‘Associate Living Master’ status by Art Renewal Centre (ARC) in USA, Works included to the ARC Museum

2016 - Winner of Major 2nd Place Award, Berliner Art Prize, Germany

2016 - Honorary Diploma for ‘bright and remarkable contribution in the conservation and development of the artistic values in Modern Art’, Berliner Art Prize, Germany

2016 - Finalist, Portrait Society of America Only Members Competition, USA

2016 - Finalist, The Artist's Magazine 33 Annual Art Competition, Portraits/Figures category, USA

2015 - Winner,Strokes of Genius-7(out of over 2000 entries) International Drawing Competition, USA

2014 - Winner, 3d Place Award, ‘Outside the Box’, Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, USA

2014 - Finalist, Art Gemini Prize, Painting category, London, UK

2014 - Finalist, BEEP International Painting Prize Biennial, Swansea, Wales, UK

2014 - Finalist, Connfuence'14 Art Contest, Gallery Art Eterne, New Deli, India

2013 - Finalist, Mortimore Art Prize, Surrealism Category, Australia

2013 - Winner, Award of Excellence, Lisa Cooper Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery Award, New York, USA

2013 - Winner, Award of Excellence, Renée Phillips Art Essay Award, New York, USA

2013 - Gold Award Winner, Master of Art International, Awards Ceremony, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, UK

2013 - Winner, 8th Showcase ARTslant Prize, Painting Category, International Juried Competition

2013 - Show Award Certificate, IAF 2013, International Art Festival, New York, USA

2012 - Special Award, OSTEN 40 World Gallery and Museum of Drawing Biennal, Skopje, Macedonia. Grand Prix for Life Achievement awarded to a legendary artist CHRISTO (USA), alongside with First Award for Concept to Vitaly Komar (USA), Award for World Cultural Heritage to Pablo Picasso. Works of winning artists included to OSTEN Museum of Drawing 

2012 - 2-nd Merit Award, Portrait Society of America Members Competition, ‘Outside the Box’ category, USA

2012 - 4-th Merit Award, Portrait Society of America Members Competition, ‘Self-Portrait’ category, USA

2011 - Winner, 2-nd Prize at ‘Is it Fine Art? Challenging Traditions’, Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA

2011 - Winner, ‘Strokes of Genius-4’ (out of 1650 entries), International Drawing Competition, USA

2010 - Finalist (Top 10 out of over 3750 entries), Art of Giving National Art Competition, SAATCHI GALLERY, London, UK. Paintings ‘Silence, Opus 3’ and ‘N I B I R U’ selected by a panel that included Gavin Turk, Christian Furr, Terry O'Neill and representatives from the Tate, Frieze, Scream and FAS London

2010 - Finalist, Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy

2010 - The Best Foreign Artist Mention, Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Italy

2010 - Special Prize Gagliardi Art Gallery, Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Italy

2010 - Special Prize Fiorella Pieri Contemporary Art Gallery, Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice Arsenale, Italy

2010 - Winner, Trophy Award (Top 15 out of 5000 entries, 95 countries), London International Creative Competition, UK. ‘Wide Shut Eyes’ series awarded a Trophy by International Panel of 12 Judges at Award Ceremony, Soho Theatre, London 

2010 - Winner, Best of 2010, People/Today Life category, Marziart International Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2010 - Winner, EXPO-29 Painting Competition, B.J.Spoke gallery, New York, USA. Juried by Cornelia Seckel, publisher ’The Art Times’

2010 - Winner, 6th Showcase ARTslant Prize, Painting Category, International Juried Competition

2010 - Finalist, Grant - ARTWORK International, Inc., Painting category, USA

2009 - Shortlisted (top 100 out of 1900 entries), BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, UK. 'Silence, Opus 3' has been through the second round of selection for BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery among 100 works, out of which the judges make their very final selection of 56 paintings for the exhibition.

2009 - Winner, MFA Now Award, International Painting Competition, Miami/New York, USA. International panel of judges included Kay Saatchi, Edward Lucie-Smith, Judy Chicago, John Miley, Victoria Lu

2009 - Winner, 1st Place Award Full Brush International Competition, New York, USA. Pen and Brush Gallery. Juried and awarded by Margaret Kelly Trombly, President of the Forbes Art Collection

2009 - Winner, 2nd Prize (out of 14.000), Portrait/Figure, The Artist’s Magazine, USA

2009 - Face of ‘Art Liberating Lives’ National British Charity ‘Sue Ryder Care’, UKAward winning painting 'Silence, Opus 1' selected as the Face of National British Charity Campaign

2009 - Finalist, Annual Painting Prize FRINGEMK, Milton Keynes, UK

2008, September -  Legendary Artist GUSTAV METZGER visited ARINA’s MA Final Degree Show and purchased ‘Wide Shut Eyes-2’, painting, oi on linen, 165x190 cm. Gustav Metzger and ARINA were talking almost three hours and after their inspiring conversation Master purchased the painting. Gustav Metzger prefers to keep his painting at ARINA’s studio.

2008 - Winner, Anthony J. Lester Art Critic Award, SWA Annual exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK. Prize awarded by Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent

2008 - Winner, 1st Prize (Out of 14.000) Portrait/Figure Students category, The Artist’s Magazine, USA

2008 - Winner, Public Choice Prize, National Open Art Competition, UK. Awarded by Kay Austin, the Arts Club, London

2008 - Winner, Visitor's Choice Award, Cork Street Art Competition, London, UK

2008 - Shortlisted (Top 100), (top 100 out of 1650 entries), BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, UK. Painting 'Angel, Portrait of Angelica' has been through the second round of selection for BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery among 100 works, out of which the judges made their very final selection of 55 paintings for the exhibition.

2008 - Shortlisted (Top 5 out of 1500 entries) Brenda Landon Pye Portrait Prize, London, UK

 

 

Exhibitions (selected)

 

2017 – ‘Art For a Little Brave Heart’ Fund-raising Exhibition for Charity ‘Gift of Life, Rossotrudnichsetvo, London

2017 -  MAG Montreux Art Gallery, Switzerland, FIRST MAG Visionary Art Exhibition, with HR Giger, Ernst Fuchs, De Es Schwertberger, Martina Hoffmann, Brigid Marlin, Roku Sasaki

2017 - Mall Galleries - London, UK. SWA Annual Exhibition. Opened by SWA Patron Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent.  Also - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

2017 - LuxArt Contemporary and Modern Art, Luxembourg

2017 - Arte Genova, Exhibition of Modern and Contemporary Art, Genova, Italy, also 2016, 2015

2016 - Museum of Modern Art Vittoria Colonna, Biennale PESCAART, with Gall'Art Roma Gallery, Italy

2015 - Phantastishe Venus Biennale, Surrealism Art of 70 Women Artists, curated by Reinhard Schmid, Viechtag, Germany

2015 - ITINERA Contemporary Art, Museum Complex of Dioscuri, Rome, Italy. Curated by Giovanna Gazzolo, Gall’Art Roma, with support of Cultural Attaché of Russian Embassy and Spanish Embassy

2014 - BEEP International Painting Prize Biennial, Old Iceland Building/Elysium Gallery, Swansea, Wales, UK

2014 - Master of Art International, Margarita Feaks Gallery. Participated as an Invited Guest and Gold Award Winner of the Master of Art International-2013

2014 - Gemini Art Prize exhibition, Rebecca Cossack Gallery, London, UK

2014 - Connfuence'14 Art Contest, Gallery Art Eterne, New Deli, India

2013-2014 - Mortimore Art Prize - The very best in Realism, Exhibition touring around Australia, Venues include The Scots College Anderson Hall in Sydney, St Brigids Hall in Dubbo, The Stables Gallery in Mudgee, Kinross Wolaroi School in Orange, BDAS Gallery in Bowral, Dudley House in Bendigo  and others in Brisbane, Geelong, Canberra and Central Coast

2013 - SOLO-Exhibition ' ARINA-The Theatre Of One Artist’, 20th Century Theatre, London, UK, April

2013 - Master of Art International Exhibition, The Art Pavilion Gallery, London, UK

2013 - Exhibition of Awarded Artists on World Gallery of Drawing, Gallery of Art Critics (Adria Palace), Prague

2013 - Museum Sant’Oreste, Rome, Italy, International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Gall’Art Roma

2013 - The Peace Project, International Art Exhibition touring around the USA. Venues include Affair of the Arts and The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City, California; Art Zone 461 in San Francisco, California; 29 Pieces in Dallas, Texas; Open House and Landmark Arts Building in Chelsea, New York

2013 - A Single Grain of Rice International Exhibition, Gallery Métanoïa, Paris, France

2013 - ‘Art That Lifts Our Spirits’, Manhattan Arts International, New York, USA

2013 - The Femail Project Exhibition, ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2013 - Stars with Stars, Gall’Art Roma Gallery, Bacco in Tevere, Rome, Italy

2013 - 'After the Monet' group exhibition, Coningsby Gallery, London, UK

2013 - Touch of Women, International exhibition, Off the Wall Gallery, Wales, UK

2012 - Museum of Fantastic Art, Vienna, Austria, Uncommon Vision, curated by Prof. Philip Rubinov-Jacobson

2012 - Mall Galleries, London, UK, ‘Show me the Monet’ exhibition of BBC2 series

2012 - BEEP International Painting Prize, Elysium Gallery, Volcano Theatre, Wales, UK

2012 - OSTEN Award Biennial, 40 Gallery and Museum of Drawing, Skopje, Macedonia

2012 - Price Winners Show of Cork Street Open Exhibitions, Cork Street Gallery, London, UK

2012 - SOHO20 Gallery, New York, USA, 'Backlash' exhibition on women's rights

2011 - The Passion for Freedom Art Festival, UNIT24 Gallery, London, UK

2011 - Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA, ‘Is it Fine Art? - Exhibition Challenging Traditions’, curated by gallerist and   auctioneer Kenneth Hutter and auction appraiser Jennifer Elhardt

2011 - Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA, Award Winners Artists

2011 - Marseille Project Gallery, Marseille, France, curated by artist, gallerist, art-critic Lira Kay

2010 - SAATCHI GALLERY, London, UK, ‘Art of Giving’, with Banksy, Gavin Turk, Mark Wallinger, Terry O’Neill, Sir Peter Blake, Steve Goddard, Leonardo Drew, Christian Furr, Alexa Meade, Zak Ove

2010 - ‘Arte Laguna’ Art Prize International Exhibition, Venice Arsenale, Venice, Italy

2010 - ‘Legende Celebrity Art in collaboration with Art of Giving’, Mayfair Gallery, London, UK, with world famous artists and photographers Terry O’Neill, Danny Clifford, Allan Warren, Gavin Turk etc.

2010 - B.J.Spoke Gallery, USA, New York, EXPO-2010, juried by Cornelia Seckel, publisher The Art Times

2010 - Cork Street Gallery, London, UK, Open Art Competition, juried by Edward Lucy-Smith, also - 2009, 2008

2010 - Marziart International Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, ‘Best of 2010’ International Exhibition

2010 - Art Liberating Lives, Mall Galleries, London, UK, also - 2009, 2008

2010 - Marseille Project Gallery, Marseille, France, ‘Artist’s Portrait Futureproof’ International Exhibition

2010 - Occidental Dimension, Brighton University Gallery, Brighton, UK, touring show staged in three cities across China

2010 - The National Open Art Competition, National Festival Theatre, Chichester, UK, Judges headed by Gavin Turk, also - 2008

2009 - Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, USA, ‘Fall Brush’ curated by Margaret Kelly Trombly, the Forbes Collection President

2009 - ‘MFA Now’ Award Winner’s Exhibition, Praxis Art International Gallery, Miami, USA, juried by the international panel of judges, including Kay Saatchi, Edward Lucie-Smith and Judy Chicago

2009 - Brick Lane Bodhi Gallery, London, UK, Condensation - The Temperature is Rising, also - 2008

2008 - The First Biennial RBSA Open Portrait Award, The RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2008 - Exhibition of Prize Winners of National Open Art Competition, The Art Club, Dover Street, London, UK

2008 - Brenda Landon Pye Portrait Prize, London, UK, Red Room Gallery, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK

2008 - MA Fine Art Final Degree Show, London, UK, Chelsea College of Art and Design

2008 - MA Fine Art Chelsea Interim Show, London, UK, 'Nearly Me, Nearly Now, Nearly Show', Triangle Space

2008 - Marseille Project Gallery, Marseille, France, ‘Housewarming’ International Exhibition

2007 - XHIBIT-07 winners show, The Arts Gallery, Davies Street, London, UK, winners selected by Tom Hunter

2006 - Lethaby Gallery, London , UK, LANDMARKS, Central Saint Martins College of Art

1985-1993 - Variety of exhibitions in Russia including Regional Exhibitions at the State Art Museum of Zauralie