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BIOGRAPHY

KatyaPortraitEven as a child in her native city of St. Petersburg, Russia, spending time in her brother's art studio and in Russian museums, Katya was enthusiastic about art.

That excitement was coupled with talent.

At age 9, after training in painting and ceramics, her artwork was selected for showing at The Central Exhibition Hall of St. Petersburg. Today, decades later, that artistic journey continues.

She is an accomplished realist artist, Professional Program graduate and instructor at Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art, in Philadelphia, founded by world-renowned realist painter Nelson Shanks. Katya maintains studios in Philadelphia and St. Petersburg and works on a wide variety of subjects: portraits and figures, city scenes and rural landscapes, still life and floral compositions.

Katya's work has been exhibited in many well-known American galleries, including Artworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts, the National Arts Club in New York, Maurice Sternberg Galleries in Chicago, Newman Galleries in Philadelphia and Philadelphia's historic City Hall. She continues to exhibit in her native city of St. Petersburg, Russia, in prestigious juried Salon exhibitions and her paintings are in numerous private and corporate collections worldwide, including Sunoco and ARCWheeler.

Born and raised in Saint Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia. Her father was a chief of operations department of the country's largest shipping company, and her mother was a physicist and a descendant of the Russian hero, Peter Telushkin, featured in the famous painting by Russian artist G. Chernetzov, "Parade Celebrating the End of Military Action in the Kingdom of Poland on Tsaritsa Meadow in St. Petersburg on 6 October 1831" which hangs in The State Russian Museum.

Katya studied at the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry in St. Petersburg, Russia, concentrating on classical painting, drawing and decorative textiles. While a student, she frequently traveled to Western Europe to paint city scenes en plein-air. She graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in 1995. Her diploma work, a hand woven tapestry "Seven Feet Under Keel," was included in "The Best Diploma Works" exhibition at Stieglitz Museum. In 1999, she was inducted into the League of Designers of Russia.

Katya has traveled extensively in Europe as an artist, travel writer and photographer, gathering first-hand knowledge of the Masters by studying their paintings in Germany, France, Italy and England.

In 1998, Katya moved to the United States, while keeping a residence in Russia, and has continued to study various painting techniques in classes and workshops notably at Studio Incamminati, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, I.E. Repin's Academy, St. Petersburg, and Angel Academy in Florence, Italy.

LIST OF EXHIBITIONS

2017

"Artists and Alumni of Studio Incamminati  Exhibition." Avery Galleries ,Bryn Mawr, PA

"154th Annual Juried Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings." The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2016

"Studio Incamminati Faculty Exhibition." Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM

"Studio Incamminati Exhibition." Freeman's Auction House, Philadelphia, PA.

"153th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings." The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.

2015

"Studio Incamminati Exhibition." Freeman's Auction House, Philadelphia, PA.

“Artists and Alumni of Studio Incamminati.” Comcast Center, Philadelphia, PA.

2014

“Solo Exhibition.” Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.

2013

“Artists of Studio Incamminati Exhibition.”  Brennen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

"10th Anniversary of Studio Incamminati." Freeman's Auction House, Philadelphia, PA.

"In the Presence of." Frameworks, Philadelphia, PA.

"Studio Incamminati Exhibition."  National Arts Club, Philadelphia, PA.

"150th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings." The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.

2012

"Form and Light." Dacia Gallery, New York City, NY.

"The Artists of Studio Incamminati." Freeman's Auction House, Philadelphia, PA.

"Views from 915 Spring Garden St." Center for Architecture Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011

"Studio Incamminati Exhibition."Union League, Philadelphia, PA.

"Studio Incamminati Exhibition." Freeman's Auction House, Philadelphia, PA.

"End of year Studio Incamminati Exhibition ." Markeim Arts Center, Haddonfield, NJ.

2010

"Artists of Studio Incamminati Exhibition." Union League, Philadelphia, PA.

"End of year Studio Incamminati Exhibition." Gratz Gallery, Doylestown, PA

2009

"Artists of Studio Incamminati Exhibition." Union League, Philadelphia, PA.

"Two Person Show." William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ.

2008

"Featured Artist." Artworks Gallery, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

"35th Annual Art Show." Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova, PA.

2007

"Two Person Show." The Philadelphia Museum of Art Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA.

"144 rd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings." The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.

2006

"The Chicago Connection. Chicago Artists and Paintings." Galleries Maurice Sternberg, Chicago, IL.

"Contemporary Group Exhibition." Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA.

"143rd Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings." The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.

"Artexpo NY 2006." Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY.

"The Art of Still Life: Nature Morte." Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA.

2005

"Third Annual Contemporary Artists Exhibition." Galleries Maurice Sternberg, Chicago, IL.

"Cityscapes." The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.

"Artexpo NYC." Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY.

2004

"Philadelphia Impressions." Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA.

2003

Solo Sow. Garth Davidson Gallery, Moorestown, NJ.

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club "107th Annual Juried Exhibition." The National Arts Club, New York, NY.

‘”Solo Show.” Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City, NJ.

"140th Annual Exhibition of Small Oil Paintings." The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

“30th Annual Art Show and Sale.” Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, Villanova, PA.

2002

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club “106th Annual Juried Exhibition.” The National Arts Club, New York, NY.

“Philadelphia Scenes.” Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA.

“Solo Show.” Garth Davidson Gallery, Moorestown, NJ.

“Artexpo 2002.” Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY.

"Views of Philadelphia." Newman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA.

Presentation of paintings at Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, PA.

2001

Artexpo New York.” Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY.

“Impressions of Philadelphia.” Newman Galleries, Philadelphia PA

“City Hall 100: Celebration.” Juried exhibition. City Hall, Philadelphia, PA.

“solo Show.” The Gallery of ACCC, Mays Landing, NJ.

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club “105th Annual Juried Exhibition.” The National Arts Club, New York, NY.

"Group Show." Philadelphia Museum restaurant, Philadelphia, PA.

2000

"Annual Juried Exhibition of Members of OCAC." Ocean City, NJ.

"17th State Juried Show." Ocean County Artist Guild, Island Heights, NJ.

Juried Exhibition “ Artworks/Waterworks.” The Shops at Liberty Place, Center City, Philadelphia PA.

“Two Man Show.” William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor, NJ.

Juried Exhibition "Impressionism into the Next Century." Mills Pond House, St. James, NY.

“30th Anniversary of Accent Gallery.” Ocean City, NJ.

“Solo Exhibition.” Ocean City Arts Center, NJ

Exhibition “ Whie Nights.” Museum of A. L. Shtieglitz, St. Petersburg.

"Autumn Exhibition – 99." The Exhibition Hall of the League of Artists of Russia, St. Petersburg.

Exhibition "Petersburg – 99." Central Exhibition Hall St. Petersburg.

Exhibition “Point of View.” Agora Gallery, SOHO, New York, NY.

1998

Exhibition “Decorative Textile-98.” Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg.

“Fall Salon Exhibition.” Hall of the League of Artists of Russia, St. Petersburg.

1997

Fall Salon Exhibition.” The Exhibition Hall of the League of Artists of Russia, St. Petersburg.

1995

"Exhibition of Best Diploma Works." Museum of A. L. Stieglitz, St. Petersburg.

"Exhibition of Applied Arts." Museum of A. L. Stieglitz, St. Petersburg.

1980-85

Annual Juried Exhibitions "Best Art Works of Young Artists of St. Petersburg." Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg

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