Mrs Alina Lesova, MA

Personal information
Date of birth – 1974
Place of birth – Leningrad

Education and qualifications
1998 – MA, I. Repin Saint Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture
2012-2019 – Senior lecturer at Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design
2017 – Theatre designer at Saint Petersburg Theatre of Musical Comedy
2008-2019 – Art director of the “Art-Karelia” expeditions

Membership in professional bodies
1998 – Member of the Artist Union of Russia
1999 – Member of the International Watercolorist Union
2001 – Member of the Creative Educational Centre “Russian North. Artists of Russia, ŐŐ-ŐŐI centuries”

Achievements and awards
1998 – Winner of Young Muse of Saint-Petersburg competition
2001 – State scholarship of the President of Russian Federation
2013 – The Grand Prix of “Art-Bridge-Watercolor-2013” International Contest, nomination “Still Life”
2014 – The first prize of the 3rd International Yamal Plein-Air Painting Contest, Salekhard, Russia
2017 – The second prize of the “Teacher + Student” Russian Contest at the Art Project and Russian Conference “Contemporary Art Creativity”, Stavropol, Russia

Art exhibitions
1998–2008 – Seasonal exhibitions by the Artist Union of Russia, Saint-Petersburg
1999–2008 – Biannual exhibitions of the International Watercolorist Union
2006 – The Second Russian Watercolorist Expo
2008 – The Third Russian Watercolorist Expo
2008 – The Third International Watercolorist Expo "Aquabiennale 2008"
2009 – The International Biennale “Contemporary Artists of the XXI century”, Stavropol, Russia
2011 – “Watercolor promenade. The 300th anniversary of Oranienbaum”, Regional Museum, Lomonosov, Russia
2011 – Watercolor exhibition “Izstade Akvareli”, Riga City Council, Riga, Latvia
2012 – The facets of Saint-Petersburg Watercolor Art. Vasnetsov Brothers Art Museum, Kirov, Russia
2012 – Watercolor exhibition at Museo Nacional de la Acuarela “Alfredo Guati Rojo”, Mexico
2012 – The First Yamal Russian Plein-Air, Russia
2013 – The Grand Prix of “Art-Bridge-Watercolor-2013” International Contest, nomination “Still Life”
2014 – The first prize of the 3rd International Yamal Plein-Air Painting Contest, Salekhard, Russia
2014 – The Repin’s Plein-Air Painting Exhibition. Ilya Repin's Memorial “Penates”, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2016 – The Autumn Exhibition of the Saint Petersburg Artist Union, the Exhibition Center, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 – The International Saint-Petersburg Plein-Air, the Fossart Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 – The Exhibition of Plein-Air Paintings and Graphic Works. The Anna Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 – The International Festival “Imperial Gardens of Russia”, Mikhaylovskiy Garden, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 – The Art exhibition by lecturers of Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 – Participant of the Russian Art Exhibition “Faces of Russia”), Arkhangelsk, Russia
2016 – Participant of the “Autumn 2016” Exhibition, the Saint Petersburg Artist Union, the Exhibition Center, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 – The “The 85 anniversary of the Artist Union” exhibition, Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2017 – The International Exhibition “Russia-China Art Exchange” , the Saint Petersburg Artist Union, the Exhibition Center, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2017 – The 3rd International Plein-Air “The Wind of the Gulf of Finland”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2017 –The International Biennale “Art-Bridge-Aquarel”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2017-2018 – The art exhibition at the Saint Petersburg Court Chapel, the Vnutri Gallery Project, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2018 – The art exhibition “Warmed by the Cold: the Arctic from the Saint-Petersburg Artists's perspective“,
Smol’ny, Headquarters of the Saint-Petersburg Government, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Personal exhibitions
1995 – Smolnyi Cathedral, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
1998 – Dusseldorf, Germany
2001 – Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2001 – Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre, Moscow, Russia
2001 – New York, USA
2002 – State Museum of Urban Sculpture, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2002 – I.V.Brodsky museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2004 – Helsinki, Finland
2008 – Art Gallery "Marchesi de Frescobaldi", Florence, Italy
2014 – Alina Lesova’ one-man exhibition, Pikalevo Regional Museum, Pikalevo, Russia
2015 – Alina Lesova’ one-man exhibition, The Youth Educational Center of the State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2015 – Alina Lesova’ one-man exhibition, Headquarters of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2015 – Alina Lesova’ one-man exhibition, the “Russian Collection” Publishers, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2015 – Alina Lesova’ one-man exhibition, the Arte Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 – Alina Lesova’ one-man exhibition “In the Presence of the Art”, the Art-Space “Vnytri”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 – Alina Lesova’ one-man exhibition “Painting by Light”, the Molbert Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2017 – Alina Lesova’ one-man exhibition “The Festival of Expectation”, Rietumu Bank Gallery, Riga, Latvia
2018 – Lesov’s family: The exhibition of the art works by the Lesov’s family including Boris Lesov, Alina Lesova, and Ilia Lesov in the Exhibition Center of the Saint Petersburg Artist Union, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Where my painting also is

  • State Russian museums
  • Private collections in Russia, USA, France, Italy
  • Business offices of the Government of Saint Petersburg, banks and private companies
  • Novy Urengoy City Museum of Fine Art, Yamal, Novy Urengoy, Russia
  • Kurgan Art Museum, Kurgan, Russia
  • Yamalo-Nenets Regional Museum by I.S. Shemanovsky, Russia
  • Ilya Repin's Memorial “Penates”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Lomonosov Regional Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Petrozavodsk City Exhibition Hall, Petrozavodsk, Karelia
  • Kem Regional Museum, Kem, Karelia

Other activity

  • Ethnographic expeditions around Russian North, 1993–2009
  • Decorative, applied and monumental art: mosaic, fresco, vitrage
  • Theatre scenery