BIO

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Dmitry Gretsky and Eugenia Kats were born in St. Petersburg in 1970. In 1989 they finished the St. Petersburg Art College named after N. K. Roerich. In 1995 they graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts named after Ilya Repin. They were teaching in St. Petersburg Art College named after N. K. Roerich for two years. In 1999, Dmitry Gretsky and Eugenia Kats moved to Canada, founded the Artville Academy of Art and Design in Toronto and taught there until 2009. Nowadays the artists live and work in their studio in Innisfil, Ontario.

 

Since 1989, they have participated in various exhibitions of contemporary art and Art Fairs. Since 1993 they have been holding solo exhibitions in Europe and the United States. Among all the artist’s creativity, the most recent exhibition titled NARCISSUS stands out clearly. The artists are represented by Marina Gisich Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia, Triumf Gallery, Moscow, Russia, and AG Contemporary Art, New York, NY.

The works of Gretsky and Kats can be found in many famous museum collections as well as private: in the State Russian Museum, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the EKATERINA Culture Foundation, etc. Dmitry Gretsky has numerous awards and nominations. 

AWARDS
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

PUBLIC EXHIBITION

ART FAIRS

COLLECTIONS

EDUCATION

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  • #28 TOP 100 Recognized authors, InArt.ru, Russia

  • The Kingston Prize, Finalist, Canada

  • The Kress Project Winner, Kress Foundation and the Georgia Museum of Art, U.S.A.

  • Sobey Art Award Nominee, Canada

  • Innovation, The State Award in the sphere of Contemporary Art, Nominee (art project “Rebrand Rembrandt”), Moscow, Russia

  • Kandinsky Prize Long List Nominee, Moscow, Russia

  • Kandinsky Prize Long List Nominee, Moscow, Russia

  • Laureate of the lV All-Russian competition of copyright programs.

  • Grant from the Pollok-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY, U.S.A.

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  • "Narcissus", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg Russia

  • House for Sale", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg Russia

  • "Terracotta Worriers", Gallery of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan, Russia

  • "Living Space", "Ekaterina" Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia

  • "Habitat", Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

  • "Thereafter", Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art, New York, USA

  • "Terracotta Worriers", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg Russia

  • "Borderline", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg Russia

  • "Terracotta Worriers", Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia

  • "Magda&Lena", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg Russia

  • "Rebrand Rembrandt", Artville Academy, Toronto, Canada

  • "Signs", The State F. Dostoevsky Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • "Signs", the PRIN Art-center, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • "Highway 787", The State A. Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • "Gandvana", Nevsky Gallery, N.Y., U.S.A.

  • "Crossroad", The Benois Family Museum at Peterhof State Museum Preserve, Peterhof, Russia

  • "Work shift. Meat Factory", Gallery Pont Neuf (Md. Chirac Association), Paris, France

  • Objects, Vresse Sur Semois Municipal Cultural Center, Belgium

  • Realismo: Pasado y presente. Arte y verdad. The State Russian Museum in Malaga, Spain

  • Russische Kunst Heute, Osthause Museum, Hagen, Germany

  • Karl Marx forever? The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Russia. Realism. XXI Century, Contemporary Art Gallery GMII RT, Kazan, Russia

  • Russia, Realism. XXI Century, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • New Acquisitions. 1998-2014, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Crystallization, Marina Gisich Gallery and Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art (Turku, Finland)

  • Eroticism, Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art, New York, N.Y.

  • The Kingston Prize, 2013 Finalist Exhibition, Calgary, Canada

  • The Kingston Prize, 2013 Finalist Exhibition, Kingston, Canada

  • Realism. Photorealism. Surrealism, Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art, New York, N.Y.

  • Transformations, Alexander Gertsman Gallery, New York, USA

  • Those who hear not the music think the dancers mad, Ural Vision Gallery, Ekaterinburg, Russia

  • Colart Collection, Montreal, Canada

  • Kandinsky Award 2010, Long List Nominee, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia

  • Gallery Moos at The Burroughes Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

  • Kandinsky Award 2009, Long List Nominee, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia

  • 24 International Exhibition, Fine Arts Center, New Jersey, USA

  • Peterburg-02, The Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • The Wonderful Seven, C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, New Jersey& Grant Gallery, New York, NY, USA.

  • Young Russia, Grant Gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • Peterburg-99, The Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • 20 Years of C.E.S.E. Museum, C.E.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, USA

  • The children of Perestroika, Zalman Gallery, New York Gallery Building

  • Unknown Russia, Juried Show, C.E.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, USA

  • Contemporary Russian Vanguard 1958-1998, Exhibition Center, N. Novgorod, Russia

  • From Moscow…, Juried Show, ArtCollegiya Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

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  • Dialogs 2, The Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Peterburg-92, The Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia​

  • The Group Sgraffito Show, Glassin Gallery, Belgium

  • The Group Sgraffito Show, The House of International Friendship, St. Petersburg, Russia

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COSMOSCOW 2021

Booth B3 CEH "Manege", Manezhnaya square 1, Moscow

17 September 2021 - 20 September 2021

ART MIAMI 2017

Booth 213A, Marina Gisich Gallery, Miami, USA

5 December 2017 -

10 December 2017

VIENNACONTEMPORARY 2016

Marx Halle, Vienna, Austria

8 September 2021 - 11 September 2021

  • The State Russian Museum, St-Petersburg, Russia

  • The Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia

  • Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

  • Colart Collection, Montreal, Canada

  • Erarta, Museum of Contemporary Art, St-Petersburg, Russia

  • C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, U.S.A.

  • The Benois Family Museum at Peterhof State Museum Preserve, Peterhof, Russia

  • The State Modest M. Musorgsky Museum, Russia

  • The Museum Of Fine Arts of the Republic of Karelia, Petrozavodsk, Russia

  • Residency at the Russian Academy of Arts

  • Graduated with summa cum laude from I. E. Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture, named after, St. Petersburg, Russia 

  • Graduated with summa cum laude from St. Petersburg College of Art named after N.K. Roerich, St. Petersburg, Russia 

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