Biography

Svetlana Malakhova graduated from Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry. She completed the graduate diploma in monumental painting. Svetlana studied at world top art schools: the art studio in Florence, the New York Academy of Art, I. E. Repin State Academic Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture; she also attended art courses at Phillips de Pury & Company.

Svetlana creats portrait, landscape, still life and abstraction paintings. Moscow artist is inspired by urban architecture, especially she likes New Your, this city makes her capable of creating great things. Young artist enjoys pictures created by Viktor Vasnetsov, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper and Nikolai Blokhin.

Svetlana Malakhova is represented byNew York City's Agora Gallery in the heart of Manhattan's Chelsea Art Distric. Art critics from New York review her work:

‘The bright, electric expressionist oil paintings of Russian artist Svetlana Malakhova are defined by the energy and the color that permeate each image. Inspired by the ordinary and extraordinary people and places she has encountered, Malakhova combines figurative subjects from the human and natural world with abstract elements. She uses fresh brushstrokes and an impressionistic approach to create paintings brimming with new ideas and unique insights into the deeper beauties contained in our everyday world.
Malakhova’s paintings are composed of many layers, creating a sense of depth and imbuing great meaning into the overall effect. Compositions contain tension but are framed by an overall sense of balance, infusing another level of significance into each piece. What results are paintings that dance with energy and life, yet which give the viewer a deeper understanding of all the world has to offer. As Malakhova explains, 'I try to create work that conveys the energy within me, which is alive and full of vibrant colors'.

Svetlana takes part in art exhibitions since 2009 in Russia and other countries such as Germany, Denmark, Great Britain and United States of America.

Her paintings might be seen at exhibitions held by the Moscow Artists Union the Moscow Union of Artists and the Moscow Regional Union of Artists. Every year Svetlana participates in Art Week, the international exhibition and competition of contemporary art in Russia and abroad:

2010 — the first place in the‘Experimental painting’ category, Art Week, Russia and Ukraine;

2010 — participation in Art Week Slovakia and Denmark;

2011 — the third place in the 'Animal painting' category, Art Week Moscow;

2011 — the third place in the 'Portrait' category, Art Week Moscow;

2011 — participation in Art Week Berlin.

The artist is also involved in many Russian and international creative projects. 'Flying Asleep and Awake' (2010) and 'High Water' (2010) were one of the first contests where Svetlana's paintings have been noticed by jury.

Twice, in 2012 and 2013, Svetlana represented her works in the Kandinsky Prize, the annual national award in the field of contemporary art in Russia.

In 2012 Svetlana visited 'Art takes Wall Street' in New York City. Svetlana Malakhova showed her paintings while annual 'Spring Salon' in the Central House of Artists. Her paintings were also performed in the 'Na Kashirke' State Exhibit Hall. In August 2012 the artist presented three pictures at Parallax Art Fair New York, in october Svetlana showed five paintings at Parallax Art Fair London. In November 2012 Svetlana was invited to take part in the Russian Cultural Days in Romania, exhibitions were held in Ploiesti and Bucharest.

Svetlana has been participating in ArtPrewiev, the international modern art competition, for two consecutive years (2012, 2013).

She has opened her own art gallery which is situated in 'Vegas' shopping center. Please, make an appointment before you visit the gallery.