Activity of Artist

Creative way of Elena Bolotskih

Born in Moscow in 1952.
Graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, faculty of graphic arts in 1974.
Studied with V.P. Efanova and V.A. Dreznina, A.P. Surovtseva.

Held more than 100 exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
Works are in museums:
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia).
Museum of the city of Long Beach (USA).
Museum of Culture of Montpellier (France).
Sarpsborg City Culture Museum (Norway).
Museum “Portrait of an Artist” of the International Confederation of Unions of Artists (Russia), as well as in private collections and galleries in Europe and America.

She works in different techniques of monumental and decorative art: painting, tapestry, fabric painting, art objects, volumetric compositions, installations.

1977 – Started participating in exhibitions.
1978 – Joined the youth association of the Union of Artists of the USSR.
1984 – Graduated from the graduate school of Moscow State Pedagogical Institute. IN AND. Lenin in the department of arts and crafts.
1985 – Defended her thesis in the field of teaching art.
1988 – Admitted to the Union of Artists of the USSR.

Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.
Member of the Russian Union of Artists.
Member of the board of the section “Monumentalists of Moscow”, Moscow Union of Artists, Creative Union of Artists of Russia.
Head of the Guild “Art without Barriers”, Eurasian Art Union.
Professor of Design.
Candidate of pedagogical sciences.

2001 – Diploma of the Russian Union of Artists.
2006 – Order of Peter the Great of the first degree.
2008 – Gold Medal of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia.
2009 – Laureate of the competition named after Victor Popkov International Art Fund.
2010 – Medal of the Moscow Union of Artists.
2011 – Diploma of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
2011 – Diploma of the Russian Academy of Arts.
2012 – Gold Medal of the Moscow Union of Artists of Russia.
2012,2014 – Laureate of the international design contest “The verge of a big city.”
2015 – Grand Gold Medal of the laureate of the international competition “Necropolis-Pantheon”.
2015 – Diploma of the laureate of the III International Exhibition of Contemporary Design “Non stop” with the support of the Russian Academy of Arts in the nomination “Design of interior decoration elements.”
2016 – Gold medal of the Chilean embassy in Moscow.

Teaching and internships in Russia, Norway, France, Lithuania and the USA.

1979-1988 – Lecturer, Department of Applied Arts, Moscow State Pedagogical Institute named after V.I. Lenin, Moscow, Russia.
1988 – Internships in creative groups in Palanga (Lithuania) and Senezh (Russia).
1989 – Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine and Decorative Arts, Oslo, Norway.
1990 – Visiting Professor, Norwegian Academy of Arts, Oslo, Norway.
1991 – Lecturer in Basics of Composition, Beloved Community College, USA.
1992-1994 – Visiting Professor, Seattle Pacific University, Washington, USA.
1995-1998 – Visiting Professor, Cornish Institute of Art. Seattle, USA
2000-2004 – Internships at Cite des Arts, Paris, France.
2006-2008 – Associate Professor, Department of Painting and Graphics, Moscow State Specialized Institute of Arts, Moscow, Russia.
2009-2015 – Head Department of Design, GSII and RGSAI, Moscow, Russia.
2016-2018 – Professor of the Department of Design, Russian State Archives of Art, Moscow, Russia.

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