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Irina Alexandrina

Artist Irina Alexandrina was born on January, 31st, 1965

In 1977 moved from Moscow to Petersburg

In 1983 graduated from Arts school named after

Johanson at St.Petersburg Academy of Arts

In 1991 graduated from Faculty of Architecture of St.Petersburg Academy of Arts

Cities are like people. They have their own characters, habits and inclinations. They feature their own tastes and passions, lifestyles, advantages and drawbacks. Especially those that were opted for by time and history.

The art of Irina Aleksandrina is that of the brightest multifaceted arts of city landscape painting. And that is not surprising because Artist Irina Aleksandrina’s biography is closely connected with Saint-Petersburg, that is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. This is a city that features both unique history and unique architectural ensembles.

And that was Saint-Petersburg where Irina Aleksandrina studied in the Secondary Art School named after B. Joganson, and then, in the period of 1984 to 1991, was a student at the Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. Repin being part of Russia’s Academy of Arts. During her studies in the architectural faculty at Professor V. Voloncevich’s class, she was mastering the art of painting in Professor N. Andretsov’s studio (school).

After graduation from the Academy of Arts, Irina Aleksandrina was actively mastering the painting. She was deeply involved in studying different techniques, materials and themes. As a result of her long creative quest, she found her main and favorite theme - cityscape. But today Irina Aleksandrina is more and more turning to other themes in her art - portraits, historical scenes and still life painting.

From 1996 on, Irina Aleksandrina has been an active participant of exhibitions held not only on Saint-Petersburg and Moscow, but also abroad. Frequent creative travels allow the artist mastering her art style. During such creative travels Irina Aleksandrina has been exploring the architecture and, by visiting the major European museums, she has been puting together patterns of the general picture of city landscaping history. Usually these travels take several weeks, sometimes even months, because to « feel the metaphysics of city», as the artist herself says, it takes quite a bit of time. For Irina Aleksandrina, every city is the source of inspiration, be it Prague, Berlin or Florence - she searches for a mood, not for a particular postcard view. Indeed, it is a long and hard effort - which is confirmed by the multitude of sketches and pleine-air drawings made in various corners of Europe: 1997 - Prague, 2000 - Florence, 2001 - Pisa, 2004 - Berlin and Dresden, 2006 - London, 2009 - Paris.

The Artist has had more than 10 personal exhibitions. Among them numerous exhibitions held in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Prague, Barcelona, Florence, Beverly-Hills that can be considered as part of her artistic treasury. The paintings by Irina Aleksandrina were presented to several politicians of European countries. Moreover, her paintings are on display in corporate collections of some leading banks and are enjoyed by some private collections all over the world

Irina Alexandrina

Since 1996 the active participant of exhibitions

1996 - “ Dix gallery “ Helsinki. Finland

1997 - Personal exhibition in Prague. Czechia. Magazine “ Word “

1998 - gallery Burgerhouse. Chella-Melis. Germany

1999 - gallery “ Marabello”. Barcelona. Spain

2000 - Personal exhibition in Florence. Italy, gallery “The Old Bridge”

2001 - “ Irina Aleksandrina. Painting “ the Russian house. Berlin. Germany

2003 - Exhibition “Moscow-Petersburg” the Central house of the artist. Moscow. Russia

2004 - “Petersburg-Dresden” Institute of the literature. Dresden. Germany

2004 - Exhibition “Ecology” the Central house of the

artist. Moscow. Russia

2006 - Personal exhibition in Beverly-Hills. USA

2007 - Personal exhibition «Empial Petersburg». Grand Hotel Europe. Saint-Petersburg. Russia

2008 - Personal exhibition in Aspen. USA

2009 - Personal exhibition «Petersburg views». Gallery «Elena». Moscow. Russia

2010 - Personal exhibition in gallery «Anna». Grand Hotel Europe. Saint-Petersburg. Russia

Creative travells

October - November 1997 Prague. Czechia

April 2000 Florence. Italy

July 2001 Pisa. Italy

September - October 2004 Berlin, Dresden. Germany

September - November 2006 London. UK

September - October 2009 Paris. France

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Irina Alexandrina