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ELENA ABESSINOVA

BIOGRAPHY & CV

1959 Born in Kiev, Ukraine
1974-1978
Industrial Design School, Kiev
1978-1988
Work in industrial design
1986-2000
Work as a graphic artist for Ukrainian publishing companies
1991
Beginning of Swiss Period/ work for Swiss publisher
1992-1995
Illustrations for two children’s books published by Speer Verlag, Switzerland: The Fox and Hare by A. Afanasjev and How Much Land a Man Needs by Lev Tolstoy. The later book was re-printed in Germany, Taiwan, United States and Korea

1992 Beginning graphic series The Bird as Symbol
1995-1997
Graphic series Medieval Russian Motives
1999-2000
Took an etching and engraving course in Basel Art School
2001
Beginning graphic series The Portraits of the Feathers
2001
Beginning of the Oriental Cycle
2003
Two decorative panels on commission from a Swiss firm. The fruits and vegetables theme later inspired the artist for a series of Naturalistic Still-Life’s.
2005
Seven weeks of the creative work on by count Jiovanny & Marina Capnist family in Vicenza/ Arcungano (Italy)
2008 Moved to Norway
2010-2012
The work on oriental triptych Saga about Peaceful Eas
2013
Beginning series Norwegian Night Dreams
2013-2015
Consentrate on acrylic panting

International E X H I B I T I O N International

1991/93/95 Children’s Book Illustrators /Bologna
1993
Book Art Work / Tokyo
1995
Bibiana Book Illustration Show / Bratislava
2013
IX Florence Biennale of the Contemporary Art
2014 Spirit of Art at Moya Museum of Young Art / Vienna / First Prize for the
Painting
2014 16th Zurich Art Fair
2015
12th Parallax Art Fair / London / February-Murch
2015
Royal Opera arcade gallery / London / Murch
2016
Current Musters / Museum of Fine Art / los Angeles

Group E X H I B I T I O N Group

1993 Graphic Art. / Gallery Zigert / Basel
1997
Autumn Season / Central House of Artists / Kiev
1998
Kiev’s Mosaics. Municipal gallery Lavra / Kiev
2003
Ukrsinian Graphic Art / Central House of Artists / Kiev
2004
Spring Season / Ukrainian House / Kiev, Ukraine
2005
Biennale of Ukraine Graphic Art / Central House of Artists / Kiev
2008
Days of Culture / Culture House / Sirdal, Norway
2013
Spring exhibition / Kunstnersenter / Kristiansand, Norway
2010
Figurative Art / Beito Gellery, Beitostølen SAS Radisson Blu/ Norway
2010
Cristmas Exhibition / Kunstnersenter / Kristiansand, Norway
2011
Åpent Kunsthall / Oslo, Norway
2012
High Quality of Art/ Kunstnersenter /Kristiansand, Norway
2013
Gallery Sult / Stavanger, Norway
2014
Marzia Frozen Gallery / Berlin
2014
Kunstnersenter / Kristiansand, Norway

Solo E X H I B I T I O N Solo

1995/6 Children’s Museum; show of the creative process / Baden, Switzerland
1997
Niklaus Knoll Gallery /Basel/
1997
Lavra Municipal Gallery /Kiev0
1997
Paris Conservatoire / Paris
1998
Art for the Protection of Children /Central House of Artist / Kiev
2000
Exhibition Hall. Art School / Basel
2002
Niklaus Knoll Gallery / Basel
2003
Days of Ukrainian Culture in Bern / Ramseier + Partner AG/ Gallery
2006
Spiritual Treasure of Ukraine/ museum in Kiev / Museum bough 5 artworks
2006 Ort Museum Trotte. Arlesheim/ Switzerland
2009
Kvinesdal Bank / Norway

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