Since the 22nd of May, 2014 the Raphael’s hall of the Art Academy museum has been hosting an exhibition featuring works of Sergey Griva. The artist graduated from the College named after V. A. Serov in 1984 and later, in 1990 - the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. Repin. Sergey Griva is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia (1992) and a representative of their Department of Art Restoration (2008). Sergey Griva started his career as an art restorer at the Art Academy museum thirty years ago. Nowadays he is a chief of the Restoration Department at the museum. He is an active member of different exhibitions in Russia and abroad:
2002, 2003, 2013 – solo exhibitions at the memorial museum of Isaak Brodsky in Saint-Petersburg
2007 – an exhibition dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts
2007 – an exhibition in Germany
2009 – solo jubilee exhibition at the memorial museum of Isaak Brodsky in Saint-Petersburg.
Landscapes are a favorite genre of the artist. Depicting nature, he tries to catch its eternally changing beauty: from an early sunny morning scene till the cold dark of the night. Landscapes of Old Russian towns are also to be found in his works – Torjok, Staritza, Izborsk, and others. A special place in the artist’s oeuvre is taken by a number of paintings made in Crimea, where one of the Art Academy’s facilities is located. Another important genre for Sergey Griva is still-life. While thoroughly studying old masters works and techniques, the artist created a number of copies after famous masterpieces. A solo exhibition of these copies after masters of Russian and Western schools took place in 2013 in the memorial museum of Isaak Brodsky in Saint-Petersburg.
Since 2013 Sergey Griva is a professor at the Department of Restoration at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. Repin.
The exhibition is open until the 29th of June, 2014