Georgy Gurianov


Georgy Gurianov was born in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) in 1961. In 1975 he entered to the
Serov Art College, but left it in 1976. In 1982 he stayed one of the participants of the New Artists group and began to exhibit his works. From 1984 he worked with the group Noviye Kompository (album “Na start!”) and acted in various films, directed a sport program on Piratskoe TV. From 1984- 1990 he is a drummer with the rock group KINO and from 1985 Georgy Gurianov worked with Sergey Kuryokhin and his Populyarnaya Mekhanika group. One of the founders of the Friends of Mayakovsky Club. In 1993 he was appointed Professor at the New Academy of Fine Arts. Works as a painter and photographer in St. Petersburg. Georgy Gurianov is well known as a composer and as a member of such cult Russian groups as “Kino” and “Pop-mechanica”. The 1990s witnessed the rebirth of the classical traditions of European art. One of the most exciting representatives of the New Classicism is Georgy Gurianov – painter, photographer and professor of the St Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts. The difficult task of restoring lost traditions and mastery has produced outstanding results. Like the masters of the Renaissance, Gurianov addresses the works of past eras. Like the ancient classics, the artist finds the ideals to which he aspires among the heroes of the Olympic Games. Gurianov’s heroic efforts have been highly rated by art lovers and critics. His name appears in textbooks on the history of twentieth-century art and his works have been acquired by the world’s leading museums.
George Gurianov died in 2013. He was buried at the Smolensk Cemetery in St.-Petersburg.

Personal exhibitions

1993 – Georgy Gurianov. Paintings, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
1994 – “Willpower”, Gallery Ridzhina, Moscow, Russia
2001 – Georgy Gurianov. Paintings, graphic, photo, Gallery D137, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003 – Georgy Gurianov. Painting. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Joint project D137 gallery (St. Petersburg) and XL Gallery (Moscow).
2004 – Georgy Gurianov. Sailors and Heaven. D137 Gallery. St. Petersburg. Russia
2004 – Georgy Gurianov. Orel Art Presenta. Paris. France.

Selected exhibitions

1991 – Sowjetische Kunst um 1990, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Israel, Moscow
1991 – Jovenas Artistas de Leningrado, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico
1994 – Renaissance and Resistance, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
1994/1995 – Self-identification. Positions in St. Petersburg. Art from 1970 until today.
Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel; ifa Gallery, Friedrichstrasse, Berlin; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway; The State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland; Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg
1996 – Metaphern des Entruecktseins. Aktuelle Kunst aus St. Petersburg, Badischer Kunstverein, Karslruhe Kunsthaus
1997 – Kabinet, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1999 – After the Wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
2001 – Between Earth and Heaven. New classical movements in the art today, Museum voor
Moderne Kunst, Oostende, Belgie
2001/2002 – Beauty and Eroticism, Gasunie Gallery, Groningen
2002 – was represented by Gallery «D137» on the Art Forum Berlin’2002, Berlin, Germany
2003 – was represented by Gallery «D137» on the Art Moscow’2003, Moscow, Russia
2003 – Contemporary Art from Moscow. Dusseldorf. Germany
2003 – Moscow – Berlin. Moscow- Germany
2003 – The New World of Art. Saint-Petersburg. Russia
2004 – was represented by Gallery «D137» on the Art Moscow’2004, Moscow, Russia
2005 – was represented by Gallery «D137» on the Art Moscow’2005, Moscow, Russia
2006 – was represented by Gallery «D137» on the Art Moscow’2006, Moscow, Russia

Museum collections

The State Russian Museum. St. Petersburg. Russia
The Museum of the New Academy of Fine Arts. St. Petersburg. Russia
The State Tretiyakovskaya Gallery. Moscow. Russia
Collection of firm «Proma». Moscow. Russia