Igor Shipilin

ARTIST/PAINTER

Igor Shipilin was born in 1961 in Crimea, Sevastopol. After finishing the elementary school he chose his further education to be directed towards art and painting. He graduated from Sevastopol Children’s Art School in 1977. He continued his studies at The Repin Institute in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and at The Moscow State Academy of Printing, where he graduated in 1999.

Nowadays he is considered to be one of the leading contemporary landscape masters of

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Igor Shipilin was born in 1961 in Crimea, Sevastopol. After finishing the elementary school he chose his further education to be directed towards art and painting. He graduated from Sevastopol Children’s Art School in 1977. He continued his studies at The Repin Institute in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) and at The Moscow State Academy of Printing, where he graduated in 1999.

Nowadays he is considered to be one of the leading contemporary landscape masters of the region. His paintings represent the romance of Crimean landscape, contemplative scenes of historical significance and nature. Crimea that Shipilin is masterfully looking to show us is obviously real, but at the same time poeticized by the artist. There are no dramatic conflicts or psychological bursts, sometimes even sounding of sad notes of nostalgia. The picturesque old curvature of the Crimean streets, chaotic jumble of buildings, covered tiled roofs, balconies, staircases, passages through which to view the sky, the sea – themselves suggest the artist’s perspective, the point of the horizon and finally, composition in accordance with the best tradition of the Crimean school of Academical Art.

Shipilin is an active and respected member in the Crimean art scene  –  the chairman of the regional artist’s union in Sevastopol, holds a diploma merited by the Russian Academy of Art, and has a title of an Honored artist of Crimea. He is an active member of his local art scene, both as a leader, a mentor and an artist, having founded the “League of watercolors of Crimea” in 2001. He has been exhibiting actively since 1989, including a series of exhibitions in London.

He is the member of the National Artists’ Union of Ukraine since 1994.

Shipilin artworks are held in The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Sevastopol Art Museum of M.P. Kroshitsky, Simferopol State Art Museum, and as well in private collections all over the world.

Awards/Recognitions | selected      

2015 – Awarded the gold medal by the Union of Artists of the Russian Federation in exhibition-competition Artists of Russia for Clean Water

2014 – Awarded diploma by Russian Academy of Arts in exhibition-competition Artists of Russia for Clean Water

2011 – Honorary Diploma by the Department of Culture and Tourism of the SSGA “for contribution to the development of culture and art of the city of Sevastopol”

2007-2009 – Chairman of the Crimean Organization of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine

2008 – Award winner of the field Fine Arts of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, for a series of Crimean landscapes

Since 2001 – The organizer of the League of Watercolors of Crimea

Solo Exhibitions | selected

1992 – Watercolors Leningrad series, Art Museum M.P. Kroshitsky, Sevastopol, Crimea

1996 – Exhibition, Business and Cultural Center, Sevastopol, Crimea

2001 – Gallery Art, Art Museum M.P. Kroshitsky. Sevastopol, Crimea

2002, 2004, 2006, 2009 – Gallery Les Oreades, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2005 – Exhibition hall of the Union of Artists of the Crimea, Simferopol, Crimea

2007 – Gallery Petley Fine-Art, London, United Kingdom

2007 – Educational center Vorontsov House, The Academy of Sciences, Simferopol, Crimea

2008 – Life by the Sea, Exhibition Hall National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

2010 – The Old New Thing, Saratov University, an educational center “Virtual branch”, Sevastopol, Crimea

2013 – 12 months, Art Museum M.P. Kroshitsky, Sevastopol, Crimea

2014 – Somewhere in the Crimea,  Gallery MD-Art, Moscow, Russia

2015 – Life by the Sea, N2N Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2015 – Sunny Days, Gallery MD-Art, Moscow, Russia

2016 – Seasons, N2N Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Ara

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