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Name: Ahatha Belaya

Born in: 1975

Country: Russia

Genre: Polyrealism

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Agatha Belaya was born in 1975 in St.Petersburg. It might have been the beauty of this most European Russian city that nourished her artistic nature and helped her to choose her way. Though not artists themselves, Agatha's parents showed an interest in the arts and fully supported her desire to become a painter.

In 1995, Belaya entered the most renowned art school in Russia - the St. Petersburg Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture named after Ilya E. Repin. As a student, she worked in the Monumental Art studio, run by a famous painter Mylnikov.

In 1999 a fifth-year student Agatha Belaya was chosen to join the group of artists to paint murals in the newly restored Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, the cathedral of great symbolic importance for the Russian Orthodox Church and for the whole post-communist Russia. Later Agatha also painted murals for the Znamensky Cathedral of the Virgin Mary in Kursk, Russia. Agatha believes that painting murals in those cathedrals contributed a lot not only to her artistic, but personal coming-to-be.

Upon graduation in 2001 as the top student, Agatha Belaya was awarded a presidential fellowship and an honorary recognition from the Russian Union of Artists. She received an individual art studio as a three-year special grant to acknowledge her academic and artistic achievements. Since 2001, Agatha Belaya has participated in numerous art exhibitions and festivals, both in Russia and abroad, including the USA.

In August 2005, with her painting "The Morning", Agatha became a winner in the Second All-Russia Competition of Young Artists held by the world-famous Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. It is the most recent and very treasured addition to her collection of awards.

Agatha Belaya lives close to the seaside in her native St.Petersburg with husband-artist Aydar and their son Sergey.


December 2013 - January 2014

Agatha won a personal exhibition in art gallery S.P.A.S.


Spring 2013

12th anniversary exhibition "Polyrealism of XXI century".

The Italian-Russian competition "Baraonda-13", "The Anatomy of Evil", 2nd place in the subdivision "Painting"


Summer 2012

"The Union of Artists is 75 Years Old", the anniversary exhibition in the Central Exhibition Hall "Manezh"


Spring 2012

Exibition of the Saint-Petersburg Union of Artists.


May 2011

10th anniversary exhibition "Polyrealism of XXI century".


November 2010

Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Helsinki, Finland


March-April 2010

9th exhibition "Polyrealism of XXI century".


March-April 2010

8th exhibition "Polyrealism of XXI century".


"How to express on a flat canvas, the fragility of our existence, illusions, nature and reality, joy and fear and the ambiguity of our world.
For me, painting - is an attempt to reconcile materialism and the mystery inaccessible to the human mind. A special kind of magic in our lives - it is touching to see sensuality in usual things - movement of the hands, a turn of the head, and the shadow spot on the tablecloth.... sometimes the peace of God in all its glory manifests itself in the most unexpected moments. Autumn ... with her evening mists enveloping fields, rivers, trees - scenes that cannot leave anyone indifferent, and I cannot help it, I'm doing the endless attempts to express this beauty on canvas".


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