Igor Vishnyakov Biography

Moscow, Russia, 1968

Established Russian artist Igor Vishnyakov mixes painting and photography in his artwork.

Vishnyakov spent his in youth in Africa and Southeast Asia. In 1990 he moved to New York, where lives and works to this day. Although he does not live in Russia, he has remained in contact with the Russian art scene, taking part in exhibitions organized by The New Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.

Projects such as ?Five Elements? (2004) and ?Tarot Cards? (2003) are characteristic of his work, as Vishnyakov is attracted to esoteric things, finding inspiration in oriental spiritual practices. In each concept that he refers to Vishnyakov looks for his own harmony, a fundamental principal in his art.

In his search for new ways of combining techniques and materials, Igor Vishnyakov utilizes the possibilities of photography united with the unique character of painting by hand. Using traditional methods of hand painted photography together with the latest computer technology, Vishnyakov is able to break the borders between painting and photography.


2006 - PicassoMio.com

2001 - Leslie Lehman Gallery , New York, U.S.A. - Children , Egizio's Project , New York, U.S.A.

2000 - New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia. - Sinebrukhov Museum , Helsinki, Finland.

1999 - Galerie Didier Vesse, Aigues-Mortes, France - Colectiva, Pezenas, France - Gum bichromate Photography, Hermitage Museum , St. Petersburg, Russia

1998 - New Academism , Museum of Western Art, Riga, Latvia.

1997 - Kabinet, Museo Stedelijk, The Netherlands.

1995 - New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia.

1994 - Eros and Identity , Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, U.S.A.

1989 - 150th Anniversary of Photography , The Manege Museum, Moscow, Russia. - Contemporary Soviet Photography , Comptoir de la Photography, Paris, France. - Labyrinth , Die Neue Kunst aus Moskau , Hamburg, Germany.

1988 - The Manege Museum, Moscow, Russia.

1987 - Ecology, Hermitage Garden, Moscow, Russia.