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Maria Aristova

Maria Aristova

(born 1984)

Maria comes from a well-known family of artists and musicians. She started to learn fine art at the age of 5 at The Hermitage Studio. Later she graduated from St. Petersburg State Academic Lyceum of Art, and in 2010 from the Russian Academy of Arts (a.k.a. Repin Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture), St. Petersburg. She has studied under the instruction of I. Uralov, N. Fomin and Eduard Kochergin. In 2006 she was commended by the Academic Board for composition.

Maria has been a member of The Artists Union of Russia since 2014.

She has been active in more than 80 exhibitions and art projects ranging from traditional art to contemporary up until the end of 2015. Maria has been a prizewinner of many international contests and exhibitions.

She gives master classes on art in Europe and St. Petersburg. Her paintings were included in a book entitled “150 Works by Modern Russian Artists” (Moscow, 2007) published by the Russian Culture Fund.

At present Maria’s works are shown at Dyagilev’s Museum of Modern Art (St. Petersburg), The Museum of Russian Art (Harbin) and at private collections in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Sweden.

Maria once said about her ispirations: “I have seen many countries, attitudes, cultures… but at every place I have been I have met beauty. The beauty of small streets and huge cities. Majestic beauty of the North and passionate beauty of the South, and of course the mysterious world of the East. My painting is my view on the World, my feeling of beauty…”

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