Our artists

Galina Kakovkina
Galina Kakovkina

Galina is famous Russian artist, “Gorky’s underground art-stream” representative. She was awarded USSR Exhibition Prize in 1987. Mrs. Kakovkina took part at many Russian and international exhibitions and art projects: such as: “Dreams about Russia”, Great Britain, North Wales, exhibition “The autumn of Nizhny in Moscow”, embassy of New Zealand; exhibition “Open City”, Vienna, Austria and others. Beloved in Russian underground art Galina founded artists society “The Black Pond” (old pond in the center of Nizhny Novgorod, traditional meeting place for all Nizhny Novgorod artists). This society became very famous and gave a springboard for many Russian young talented artists.

Her paintings are significant for the Russian Underground Art.

The artworks by Galina Kakovkina are in state museums in Nizhniy Novgorod, in Chuvashia, in Museum of russian landscape, in fund “ROSIZO” by Ministery of Culture, Moscow, and in private collections in Russia and abroad.

Marie de La Ville Baugè

She is young artist and photographer, grew up in France, worked in Cambodia, Sudan and Russia where she is now living and painting.

As a child she was surrounded by artists as her grand-mother Elisabeth de La Mauvinière, grand-father Jean Deville, her aunt and her mother were painters or engravers.

Her family inspired her interest in fine art which has been then enriched by her travel around the world. Marie is capturing her own inward journey through bold, colorful expression—whether figuratively or abstractly.

Tatyana Godovalnikova

Tatyana was born in Sevastopol, her mother was famous Russian sculptor Sykhaya. So, as we can say, Tatyana was born in dynasty of artists. Her choice was a foregone conclusion. In 1984 Mrs. Godovalnikova was graduated Crimean Art College and became famous artist easel. She is a painter – realist, with own manner of “handwriting”. Museums in Russia, Germany and Japan, also private collectors in Israel, Poland, Great Britain, Germany and Switzerland have Godovalnikova’s art.

At the beginning of 90ties Tatyana was blessed by Russian Orthodox Church as Icon Painter. Tatyana worked for churches as icon painter and as architect for altars in Sevastopol, Kiev, Moscow, Saint Uspensky Pochaevsky Lavra.

Sergey Ledkov

Sergey Ledkov was born in Nizhniy Novgorod redion, Russia in 1961 year.

In 1980 year Sergey graduated from Art College of Nizhniy Novgorod, and since 1982 year he is a participant in “Flat exhibitions” of Nizhniy Novgorod’ art underground community. From 1987 till 2001 years he exhibited his paintings and graphic artworks in art galleries in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Simferopol, New-York. In 2002 year he organized “Committee of art projects act ?” and carried through set of exhibitions in Nizhny Novgorod.

He has participated in such art projects as:

  • 2000–2001. — “Beloved time” (Nizhny Novgorod);
  • 2001–2003 — “High tension” (State museum of art, Nizhny Novgorod, Exhibition complex, Nizhny Novgorod);
  • 2004 — “Crazy flowers” (Moscow), “Hudson. Volga” (Nizhny Novgorod);
  • 2004–2006 — “People. Streets. Yards” (State museum of art, Nizhny Novgorod).

Nowadays the artist holds to «trans-advanc-guard» style. He determines his creative creed in such a way: “I am trying to do something new, not forgetting about old”.
Artworks of Sergey Ledkov are located in private and corporative collections, for example in University Museum of state New Jersey, USA.

Vyacheslav Grachev

Vyacheslav Grachev was born in Nizhny Novgorod in 1955 and in 1979 he graduated Gorky’s Art College.In 1989 he graduated from the Leningrad Repin Memorial Painting, Sculpture and Architecture Institute.

He has been honoured by medals from the Russian Academy of Arts.

His paintings can be found in museums, private collections and corporate collections around the world

Natalia Pankova

Natalia was born in Nizhniy Novgorod in 1965 year, gratuated from Art College of Nizhniy Novgorod. A member of the Russian Union of Artists.

Since 1988 year Natalia took part in exhibitions in Moscow, Spain, Luxemburg, Great Britain, Austria, Hungary, Finland and Algeria. Personal exhibitions in Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow, Luxemburg, London, Vienna, Bydapest, Helsinki, Tampere.

In the artworks of Natalia Pankova you can see a holiday spirit embodied in impulsive movement of graphic masses, silhuette energy, and in colorative brightness. Natalia Pankova considered to be a romantic and artistic painter.

Main motifs of her paintings are exotic landscape, costumerd portrait, paintings of travelling, walking, dolled up people. Natalia involves us in bright worldm which helps to forget about worries, to remember about human freedom, pride, beauty, and dreams.

Art works of Natalia Pankova are in private collections of Margaret Thatcher, Alain Juppй, Sergey Kirilenko, Frederic Philips, Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov and others.

Kate Gould

Kate Gould was born in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia in 1969 year, graduated as a fashion designer. A member of the Council "Russian Art" foundation.

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