Olga Belakovskaya

1963 - Present

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Olga Belakovskaya was born in 1963 in Moscow, Russia. At the will of her parents she began her studies in a specialized school for mathematics, only studying art in the evenings. It was not long until she transferred to the specialized art school No.1. In 1976 she was invited to study at the Secondary Art School in Honor of Tomskoy, the preparatory school for the Surikov Institute. From 1982 to 1989 she studied at the Surikov Institute in the department of Theatrical Painting, the studio of Professor M. Kurilko-Rumin. Belakovskaya also studied with and greatly admired the famous artists Valeri Skuridin. In 1984 she married fellow artist Nikolai Dubavik. In 1989, she resumed studies at the Academy of Russia under M. Kurilko-Rumin. Belakovskaya has worked as an artist in various theatres throughout Moscow. She has been teaching at the Art College of 1905 since 1996.

Exhibitions partial list

Awards:(partial list)

Awarded a Scholarship by the Union of Artists of Russia, 1993
Diploma of Honor from the Russian Academy of Art, 1996
Member of the Russian Painters Union, 1994

Exhibitions:(partial list)

1998, First solo exhibition

1998, Exhibit in Germany

2002, 2003 & 2004, Exhibits in the US

2006, Exhibit at Lazare Gallery, Charles City, VA, Wallace Fine Art, Longboat Key, FL, and Walls Gallery, Wilmington, NC

Collections:(partial list)
Her works can be found in numerous private collections throughout Russia and abroad.

Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow

Museum of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts in Moscow

Artist Thoughts:

"The aim of painting is not the portrayal of visual appearances, or real tangible qualities of the subject, but the portrayal of the joy, understanding, and living interest of the artist, who sincerely is concerned with the object at hand. Because of that often familiar things or places, which have surrounded the artist since childhood can be understood more deeply and give rise to more thoughtful works than simply exotic places and appearances which at best can surprise us with fleeting feelings."