Contemporary Russian Art

BORIS MIKHAILOV

Boris was born in Annaburg in Germany in 1945. In 1972, he graduated from the Stroganov School of Art and Industrial Design in Moscow. He mainly worked in the area of design in 1968-1981. Boris started to paint in 1965 and in 1981 he began to combine elements of ceramics and painting. Boris has displayed his works on exhibitions since 1972. He joined the Russian Union of Artists in 1980. He is also a member of the Russian Union of Designers. Boris teaches in the National Institute of Design in Moscow.

Among his personal exhibits are those in the AZLK Palace of Culture in Moscow in 1988, the EXPO-88 Gallery in Moscow in 1995, Metaphysics of the Mundane in Hamminkeln in Germany in 1996, the Kubler Architectural Studio in Munich in Germany in 1998, the Germany Embassy to Russia in Moscow in 1998, The Art of Collecting in the Manezh in Moscow in 2001, Three Artists from Russia (along with G.Serov and N.Testina) in Rosrath in Germany in 2001, Values in the Manezh in Moscow in 2002, Esquisse in the EXPO-88 Gallery in Moscow in 2003, the Carla Stutzer Gallery in Cologne in Germany in 2004.

Boris's most notable group exhibits include New Art from Moscow. Labyrinth in Warsaw and Hanover in 1989, Express Avant-Garde in the Russian Culture Foundation in Moscow in 1989, Soviet Avant-Garde of the 1920-1980s in Minsk in Belarus in 1989, Red and White in Warsaw in Poland in 1989, Gorky Park in Dusseldorf in Germany in 1989, Sovangard in Vienna in Austria in 1990, Modern Russian Artists in Dusseldorf in Germany in 1990, Free Soviet Art in La Foret Galerie in Paris in France in 1990, The Golden Brush in the Central House of Artists in Moscow in 1991, Art Myth in the Manezh in Moscow in 1991, Moscow Palette in Los-Angeles in the USA in 1992, 1+1+1+1=4 in Bensberg in Germany, Between Faith and Aesthetics in Hamburg and Berlin in Germany in 1994, The Uprising of Pictures in Halle and Hamburg in Germany in 1995, Galleries in the Gallery in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in 1996, The Colors of Time in Zaltsgitter, Luneburg and Berlin in Germany in 1996, The Modern Art of Russia in Leipzig in Germany in 1996, Russian and German Artists in Munich in Germany in 1998, High-Tech Meets High Art in Munich in Germany in 2000, Abstract Art in Russia:The Twentieth Century in the Russian Museum in 2001, Moscow Abstraction: Second Half of the 20th Century in the Tretyakov Gallery in 2003, Collage in Russia: the 20th Century in the Russian Museum in 2005 and Revision of Material in the Tretyakov Gallery in 2005-2006.

Boris's works are found in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the State Museum of Literature in Moscow, as well as in collections in Austria, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, France, Poland, USA and other countries.


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