ARTEM MIROLEVICH is a founder and CEO of Russian Pavilion, organization based in New York and devoted to showcasing and promoting artists from Russia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Baltic regions during leading international contemporary art fairs in U.S.A., Europe and Asia. As of December 2014, Russian Pavilion had nine successful exhibitions in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Zurich, and the Hamptons and became affiliated with The Armory Show and Art Basel Miami.
Artem was born in 1976, in the city of Minsk, Russia. At the age of 17, Artem and his family moved to the States, making their home in Buffalo, NY. Soon after his arrival, Artem enrolled in the School of Visual Art, in New York City, and was granted a scholarship from the Department of Illustration. He spent a semester in Amsterdam at the Rietvield Academy of Art. Intrigued by the city’s cultural and architectural landscape, he used this inspiration to produce many works of art, including images of a post-apocalyptic city submerged deep under water. Artem graduated from School of Visual Arts in 1999 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art and Illustration. In 2011, he curated first Interactive Art Exhibit at Museum of Russian Art (Jersey City, NJ) where 14 established and emerging artists from U.S.A., Russia and Europe working in multi media were showcased. Over 200 Artem’s works are in private and museum collections including Jewish Museum (Moscow), Third Temple Museum (Jerusalem), Ryazan Fine Art Museum (Russia), Museum of Russian Art (USA), Kolodzei Art Foundation (USA), Robert Rothchild Collection (USA), etc.
Artem creates a new world within each frame. His paintings are depictions of ancient civilizations, philosophy, present society, and also what he envisions for the future. Each picture tells a story; the movement of the story is carried throughout the piece by the movement of the characters. The personality and emotion of these figures is communicated through facial expression and actions. His tales include appearance from dwellers of Babylon, the lost soldiers of Alexander the great, Einstein, samurai warriors, urban legends, time travelers, and scientists of subterranean worlds. When words alone cannot describe what he envisions in his mind, it is his through his artwork that he finds a means of visual language and communication.
2014 Tree of Life, Avant Guard Gallery (New York).
2014 New Myth, Imagine Gallery (New York).
2013 Unsinkable, Kavachnina Contemporary (Miami).
2013 Afloat, Art Factory (New Jersey).
2012 Ancient Aliens, Image Powerhouse (New York).
2011 Out of Plain Existence, Museum of Russian Art (New Jersey).
2011 Transformation Matter, Miami International Art Fair (Miami).
2010 Improbability of Art, Barbarian Art Gallery (Zurich).
2010 Big Blue, ICO Gallery (New York).
2009 River of Time, L Gallery (New York).
2008 Mystical Journey, Nelliya Cultural Center (Riga), TOAST (New York).
2007 Global Elements, McCaig-Welles Gallery (New York).
2006 Eternal Elephant, Lab Gallery (New York).
2005 Book of Samurai, A Space Gallery (New York).
2004 Sunken City, McCaig-Welles Gallery (New York).
2003 Welcome to Babylon, Figureworks Gallery (New York).
2002 Time Travelers, Holland Family Gallery (Buffalo).
2000 Art’em Objective, Neva Gallery (New York).
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2014-2015 Neuberger Museum of Art (New York).
2013-2015 Scope Art Fair (Miami, New York, Basel).
2014 The Museum of Russian Art (Minneapolis), Erarta Gallery (New York).
2013 Art Hamptons (New York), Barbarian Art Gallery (Zurich), 72 Wooster (New York).
2011 Occupy Wall Street (New York), Occupy Chelsea Art Museum (New York), CATM (New York).
2012 Korean Cultural Center (Los Angeles), Figureworks (New York).
2010 Chelsea Art Museum (New York).
2009 Art Square (New York), 95 Vandam Gallery (New York).
2008 Van Der Plas Gallery (New York), Fountain Art Fair (New York and Miami).
2007 New Museum (New York), Art Effect (New York), Bridge Art Fair (Miami).
2006 Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (New Jersey), Nova Art Fair(Chicago), International Stella Gallery (Paris), A-4 Gallery (Moscow), Annual Russian Heritage Festival (New York).
2005 Grant Gallery (New York), Broadway Gallery (New York).
2004 Williamsburg Historical Art Center (New York).
2003 A Sapce Gallery (New York, NY), Galeria Galou (New York).
2015 Barcelona Art Residency.
2014 Soleil de L’est Art Residency, Tour, France.
2014 COJECO BluePrint Felloship Grant.
2012 National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
2012 New York State Council on the Arts Grant.
2007 L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Award.
1997 Gerrit Rietveld International Student Grant.
1995 Illustration Department Scholarship, School of Visual Arts (New York).
Jewish Museum (Moscow).
Third Temple Museum (Jerusalem).
Ryazan Fine Art Museum (Russia).
Museum of Russian Art (USA).
Kolodzei Art Foundation (USA).
1995-1999 School of Visual Arts, New York. Bachelor of Fine Arts.
1998 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands.