About

Anna Silivonchik is well-known for her stark individuality among young Belarusan painters.She is an artist who works in her own unique artistic style, creating a separate, special world filled with her own system of images, meanings, and her own universe of the sacred.

In searching for subjects and solutions for her works, the artist reaches back to archetypal layers of her culture while maintaining visible ties to the 20th century art.

Thus, one can find the aesthetic sources of her inspiration in the whimsical realism of Mark Chagall, the naïve art of the primitivists of the early 20th century, and of course in local, national ornamental art and folklore.

Many various characters – children, lovers, animal-people, bird-people, angels, lions and mythological beings – unicorns, sirens, dragons – populate the visionary world of Anna. It is a world of folktales from various nations. It is the coming-to-life of
childhood fantasies and dreams. It is a reflection of simple and eternal human feelings – love, happiness, joy, birth; the never-changing laws of nature – the day into night, the seasons, life and death. It is a reflection on the difficulties of human relationships, home, the family, the search for the meaning of life, and a conceptualization of the principles of the world’s creation.

Most importantly for the artist, it is the entirety of the world, an unbroken, deep tie to all of the elements. The unique and multi-faceted combination of images and thoughts, that Anna creates in every painting (almost always with a slight dash of humor), creates a strong emotional charge through astounding metaphors that give birth to many unexpected associations.

Working in the traditional techniques of oil painting, Anna strives for variety, experimenting with many production materials, including textured and patterned canvasses that are produced specially for each work and create a uniquely expressive, living language dominated by the bright voices of the paints. Her very delicate feel for color, forethought of line, and intimate details help express a distinct mood.

One of the artist’s unique attributes is her skill at improvisation. A thought or an idea opens itself, and becomes embodied in this or that image, starting to come to life directly on the canvas, giving birth to new images, which may not have space on one limited canvas, thus creating a series of painting with each work as an independent, complete creation, and also part of a larger bold, unending world, where everything is possible. Here, the most unattainable dreams become reality, and simple, every-day items become symbolic thoughts.

This is the endless story of human relationships with the world, of the harmony and joy of life in all its forms.

Biography

Anna Silivonchik

Born in 1980 in Gomel, Republic of Belarus.
1999 graduated from Belarusian Republican Gymnasium-College of Arts
2007 graduated from Belarusian State Academy of Art (painting)
Since 2008 a member of Belarusian Artists’ Union.
Currently lives and works in Minsk, Republic of Belarus.

Artworks are in the collections of:
The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus,
The Museum of Modern Fine Art (Minsk, Belarus),
Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble (Gomel, Belarus),
Yelabuga State History, Art and Architecture Museum (Yelabuga, Russian Federation)
Museum of Contemporary Russian Art (Jersey City, USA);
and also in private collections in Belarus, Russia, Poland, France, Italy, Germany, USA, Japan, Israel.

Awards:

2009
Talent and Vocation, medal of Peacemaker International Alliance. Moscow (Russia)
1st prize in Contemporary Painting nomination at ‘Spring – 2009’, Russian Art Week, Moscow Artist’s
House (Moscow, Russia)
Diploma of ‘Earth Day’, contest exhibition, Gallery at Pushkin Library (Minsk, Belarus)

2007
Diploma of 4th Tashkent International Contemporary Art Biennale (Tashkent, Uzbekistan)

Solo exhibitions:

2014
The solo exhibition in “Kunstwerk Winkler” Gallery (Berlin, Germany)
“Whiteness” Cultural Centre in Kotelniki (Moscow, Russia)
“Drow me a Sheep” “Tushino” Exhibition Hall (Moscow, Russia)
“Topsy-Turvy” “University of Culture” Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)
“Love Affairs” “NEWDAY” Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)
“March Hears” “Universo Italiano” Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)

2013
“Lucky chance”, “Tioindigo” Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia)
“By the way”, Municipal Budget Cultural Institution “Picture Gallery” (Balashikha, Russia)
“A table for two”, The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus
“Sweet Dream”, Cultural Centre in Kotelniki (Moscow, Russia)

2012
“Good day!”, Cultural Centre in Kotelniki (Moscow, Russia)
” Where Midsummer Slept “, “Tyzengauz” Gallery (Hrodna, Belarus)
The solo exhibition in “The Tree” Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
“Anticipation”, “Tioindigo” Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia)
“Closed for Lunch”, “University of Culture” Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)
“Wishes Tree”, The Museum of Modern Fine Art (Minsk, Belarus)

2011
The exhibition at NASCO gallery (Kazan, Russia)
The exhibition in the gallery “Tatiana Sarkisyan Art Hall» (Samara, Russia)
The exhibition in the “Metropol” Gallery (Moscow, Russia)

2010
“Just so”, the French Embassy in Moscow (Russia)
“Just so”, Fusion Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
“Fairy Tales for Adults”, “Tioindigo” Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia)
“Miracles”, Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble (Gomel, Belarus)
“In the Mood for Love”, Gallery at Belarusian State Academy of Art (Minsk, Belarus)

2009
“Holiday Romance “, Art Manor Gallery (Yalta, Ukraine)

2008
“Vera, Nadya, Lyuba”, “Gallery on Solyanka” (Moscow, Russia)
“Old New Year”, “University of Culture” Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)
“Spring Looks Through My Window”, The Museum of Modern Fine Art (Minsk, Belarus)
The exhibition in the “Conception” Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)

2007
The exhibition at the Embassy of the United States (Minsk, Belarus)
“Summer Is Coming Soon”, “Mastastva” Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)
“Panaroshku”, the exhibition of graphics, “Podzemka” Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)

2005
The exhibition in the “Conception” Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)
“Colourful Dreams”, The Tyzengaus Gallery (Hrodna, Belarus)

2004
The exhibition in the Rechitza Local History Museum (Rechitza, Belarus)

2001
The exhibition in the Rechitza Local History Museum (Rechitza, Belarus)
The exhibition in the Gomel State University (Gomel, Belarus)

1999
The exhibition in the Museum of Füssen (Füssen, Germany)

Participation in group exhibitions:

2015
“Mashenka and Bears” a joint exhibition with Maria Peshkun, Coffee house Cool coffee (Minsk, Belarus)
“Between Heaven and Earth” a joint exhibition with Vasily Peshkun,
Business and cultural complex of Embassy of Republic of Belarus in the Russian Federation (Moscow, Russia)
“STIMPANK and other characters”, Center of Contemporary Art (Minsk, Belarus)
International Exhibition «Panna DOLL’ya» Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
“Art Panorama” Grodna State Museum of History and Archaeology (Hrodna, Belarus)

2014
“Adam + Eve” Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble (Gomel, Belarus)
“Labyrinth” Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
“About Love” a joint exhibition with Vasily Peshkun, “Listok” Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
“Art Christmas Trees” Center of Contemporary Art (Minsk, Belarus)
“Man & Woman” The Museum of New Art (Parnu, Estonia)
“Postulate”, Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)

2013
“Mirrors”, a joint exhibition with Vasily Peshkun, “The Wall” Gallery (Vitebsk, Belarus)
Moscow International Art Salon -2013, Artist’s Central House (Moscow, Russia)
“Dolls in the Palace”, Art Palace (Vladimir, Russia)
“Time for Love”, Michail Savitsky Art Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)

2012
“Postulate”, “University of Culture” Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)
“Teddy Land”, Ukrainian House (Kyiv, Ukraine)
“The windows are wide open”, design studio BRUMIR (Moscow, Russia)
Show-presentation of book series “Children’s art gallery”, gallery “Ravlyk” (Lviv, Ukraine)
“Solar Calendar”, a joint exhibition with Vasily Peshkun, exhibition hall of Baranavichy Local History Museum (Baranavichy, Belarus)
Show-presentation of the book series “Children’s art gallery”, gallery “AVEC” (Kharkov, Ukraine)
“Above the roof”, a joint exhibition with Oleg Pedan, “Parsuna” Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

2011
Show-presentation of the book series “Children’s art gallery”, Chocolate House Gallery (Kiev, Ukraine)
“Confetti”, City Art Gallery (Sarov, Russia)
“Art Dolls”, “Manege” (Moscow, Russia)
“Short Stories”, Artmix gallery (Moscow, Russia)
“April Maxi-Mini”, XXI Century Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
“Fantasy” (Jelgava, Latvia)
“Spring Thaw”, a joint exhibition with Vasily Peshkun, “Tioindigo” Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia)
“State of Weightlessness “, a joint exhibition with Vasily Peshkun, “Tut.by” gallery (Minsk, Belarus)
“Looking for Atlantis. Retrospective review “, “Tut.by” gallery (Minsk, Belarus)
“Looking for Atlantis. Luchay “, Vitebsk Centre for Contemporary Art (Vitebsk, Belarus)
“Young artists’ exhibition 2011″, Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)

2010
II Belarusian National Biennial of painting, drawing and sculpture , Palace of Arts / The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
“Transformation. Arts and Crafts 2010″, “University of Culture” /Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)
“Breathing of the Epic “, exhibition hall of Yelabuga State History, Art and Architecture Museum (Yelabuga, Russian Federation)
“Belart.by. Young artists of Belarus”, the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia (Moscow, Russia)
“Young artists’ exhibition 2010″, Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
“Gardener in Love”, “Mastastva” Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)
“Biosphere”, “University of Culture” /Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)
“Birch sap”, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)
Moscow International Art Salon CHA-2010 (Moscow, Russia)
“Pictures for Children’s Room”, Jūrmala City Museum (Jūrmala, Latvia)
Exhibition at Le Siants Gallery (Prague, Czech Republic)
“Christmas Fest”, Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)

2009
“Pair”, a joint exhibition with Vasily Peshkun, Gabriel Vaschenko Art Gallery (Gomel, Belarus)
“Venus Garden”, Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
Exhibition at Nikolai Gallery (Berlin, Germany)
“Looking for Atlantis”, Vilnius Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)
Exhibition at Art-depot Gallery (Magdeburg, Germany)
“Baby Boom”, “University of Culture” /Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)
“Spring – 2009″, Russian Art Week, Moscow Artist’s House. (Moscow, Russia)
Belarusian Artists’ Exhibition. 137 Gallery (Lodz, Poland)
“Sentiments”, a joint exhibition with Tatiana Grinevich, Tyzengauz Gallery (Hrodna, Belarus)
“One Day In A Woman’s Life”, The Museum of Modern Fine Art (Minsk, Belarus)
“The Sight”, Russian Centre of Science and Culture (Gdansk, Poland)
“Christmas Fair”, Impressio Art Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
“New Time”, national exhibition. Palace of Arts /the Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
Young Artists’ National Exhibition, Palace of Arts /the Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
“Point of View”. Centre of Belarusian Culture (Bialystok, Poland)
The exhibition at Vykhino Gallery (Moscow, Russia)

2008
Young Artists’ National Exhibition, Palace of Arts /the Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
Moscow International Art Salon -2008, Artist’s Central House (Moscow, Russia)
“Still Life”, national exhibition, Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
“My.by – May Meetings with Belarus” (Budapest, Hungary)
Belarusian Culture Days in Poland (Gdansk, Poland)

2007
“Eastern Neighbors”, international exhibition (Utrecht, Netherlands)
“Nation’s Art. Youth”, international exhibition (Astana, Kazakhstan)
“Beautiful Human”, international exhibition, Gallery-complex at The National Library of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)
“The Perception of the Myth”, international exhibition, Gallery-complex at The National Library of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus)

2006
“Christmas Star”, national exhibition, “University of Culture” /Gallery of the Palace of The Republic (Minsk, Belarus)
The exhibition at the Embassy of the United States (Minsk, Belarus)

2005
Young Artists’ Exhibition, the “Vilnius” Gallery (Minsk, Belarus)
“My City”, “University of Culture” /Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)
“The Sight”, Artists’ Mansard Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia)

2004
“Students Conference”, Gallery at Belarusian State Academy of Arts (Minsk, Belarus)
“8 March. International Women’s Day”, Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
“Voyage”, national contest exhibition, Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
“Legends and Traditions”, national exhibition, “University of Culture” /Gallery of the Palace of the Republic (Minsk, Belarus)

2003
“8 March. International Women’s Day”, Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)
The exhibition dedicated to the 50-years anniversary of Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Gallery at Belarusian State Academy of Arts (Minsk, Belarus)

2002
ART – Sessions, international contest exhibition, Palace of Culture (Vitebsk, Belarus)

2001
“Dedicated to Native Belarus”, national contest exhibition, Palace of Arts /The Gallery of Belarusian Artists’ Union/ (Minsk, Belarus)

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