Gleb Bogomolov (1933 - 2016, Saint-Petersburg, Russia) - one of the most significant artists of the Leningrad (St. Petersburg) underground during the Soviet era, Gleb Bogomolov is still at center stage of the city's artistic life. His art has survived changes in tastes and fashions due to its inimitable philosophical lyricism and proprietary color wizardry behind which one discerns professional culture of the gentlest texture. 


His paintings combine passion and the ability to conjure up a personal painterly world of striking relevance. Everything that has ever existed, concerns us. These words of the master aptly define both his world outlook and his creative practice. His paintings are rarely representational, but fine associative links with the material world do percolate, albeit that world is rather taken from memory than from the immediate reality. 


At the core of Bogomolov's art lie reminiscences of Ravenna's mosaics, medieval Russian frescoes, and Tuscany's Renaissance, but they are no more than distant echoes. The anguish of being, and the imperishable value of art live in his twilit inflorescences permeated with a sense of tragedy o

Primary solo exhibitions

2019

  • Hero, Marina Gisich Gallery, St.Petersburg

2017

  • The Byzantine visa, Erarta Museum of contemporary art, St.Petersburg, Russia

2006

  • Group action by Gleb Bogomolov and avant-garde composer S.A. Belimov. Composers’ Union, St.Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • Gleb Bogomolov, St.Michael's Castle, the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2004

  • Alla Bulyanskaya Gallery, London, UK

2002

  • Workshop, State Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Anonymous Portraits, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2001

  • In Memory of Sybil Aamot, Cassandra Gallery, Drobak, Norway

1999

  • Gravitation. ( The State Academy of Art and Industry Museum of applied art, St. Petersburg, Russia

1998

  • Gamle Ormelet, Tjome Cultural Centre, Norway
  • Faculty of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

1997

  • State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Bloomqvist Gallery, Oslo, Norway

1996

  • George Soros Centre of Contemporary Art, St Petersburg, Russia
  • Cassandra Gallery, Drobak, Norway
  • Palitra Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

1995

  • World Ocean Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Museum of Theatrical and Musical Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Werderman Art, Hamburg, Germany
  • Novosibirsk Museum of Art, Novosibirsk, Russia

1994

  • Christof Weber Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Werderman Art, Hamburg, Germany
  • Steinway-Haus, Berlin, Germany

1993

  • Our Heritage Editorial Office, Moscow, Russia

1992

  • Haus Bau Broun, Bayreuth, Germany
  • Christof Weber Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Werderman Art, Hamburg, Germany

1991

  • Brodsky Gallery, Стокгольм, Швеция
  • Kleine Typografische Galerie, Hamburg, Germany
  • Christof Weber Gallery, Berlin, Germany

1990

  • George Mayors Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1989

  • Cassandra Gallery, Drobak, Norway
  • Narva Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

1988

  • Narva Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

1986

  • Maltese Embassy, Moscow, Russia

1985

  • Italian Embassy, Moscow, Russia
  • Cassandra Gаllегу, Drobak, Norway

1984

  • United States Congress, Washington, USA
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Public exhibitions

2014

  • Leningrad underground, Novy Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2012

  • Those who hear not the music think the dancers are mad. Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair. Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Istanbul, Turkey
  • No barriers. Russian art. 1985 - 2000, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008

  • From avant-garde to our days, Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Industry Museum of applied art, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • Collage in Russia XX, The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2004

  • Northern Palmyra, travelling exhibition, St.Petersburg/Surgut/Novosibirsk/ Novokuznetsk
  • Artists of St. Petersburg, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • Artists for the City, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Avant-Garde on the Neva, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2002

  • Russian Symbolism, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • White Christmas, St. Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Dialogues of Artists, Kaliningrad, Russia

2001

  • Abstraction in Russia: XX Century, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Art London 2000, London, UK

2000

  • Jesus Christ in Christian Art and Culture, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Art London 2000, London, UK
  • Art Manezh Fair 2000, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Moscow, Russia

1999

  • All Petersburg, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

1998

  • Acquisitions and gifts. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

1997

  • Moscow Art Salon, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Moscow, Russia
  • Art Manezh Fair ‘97, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Moscow, Russia

1996

  • Three Artists from St. Petersburg, Espace Kiron, Paris, France

1995

  • Five European Artists, Konschthaus beim Engel, Luxembourg
  • Self-Identification, travelling exhibition, Kiel/Berlin/Oslo/St. Petersburg

1994

  • Five Artists from St. Petersburg, Mussbach, Baden-Baden, Germany

1993

  • Europa-Grenzenlos, travelling exhibition, Paris/Copenhagen/Berlin/Berne

1992

  • Farbe Gold, Ober Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Artists for Europe, Rathaus, Aachen, Germany

1991

  • Gegen Welten, Kunstamt Berlin-Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany

1990

  • - Columbus Museum of Modern Art, ( Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Castle Gallery, College of New Roshelle, New York, USA
  • Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

1988

  • Kunsthalle Emden ( Eske Nannen and Otto Van De Loo Foundation), Emden, Germany
  • California State University, Santa Barbara, USA

1986

  • Kadriorg Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

1975

  • Nevsky Palace of Culture, Leningrad, USSR

1974

  • Gaza Palace of Culture, Leningrad, USSR
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Collections

2014

  • Leningrad underground, Novy Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2012

  • Those who hear not the music think the dancers are mad. Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair. Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Istanbul, Turkey
  • No barriers. Russian art. 1985 - 2000, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008

  • From avant-garde to our days, Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Industry Museum of applied art, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • Collage in Russia XX, The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2004

  • Northern Palmyra, travelling exhibition, St.Petersburg/Surgut/Novosibirsk/ Novokuznetsk
  • Artists of St. Petersburg, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • Artists for the City, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Avant-Garde on the Neva, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2002

  • Russian Symbolism, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • White Christmas, St. Alexander Nevsky Monastery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Dialogues of Artists, Kaliningrad, Russia

2001

  • Abstraction in Russia: XX Century, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Art London 2000, London, UK

2000

  • Jesus Christ in Christian Art and Culture, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Art London 2000, London, UK
  • Art Manezh Fair 2000, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Moscow, Russia

1999

  • All Petersburg, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

1998

  • Acquisitions and gifts. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

1997

  • Moscow Art Salon, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Moscow, Russia
  • Art Manezh Fair ‘97, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Moscow, Russia

1996

  • Three Artists from St. Petersburg, Espace Kiron, Paris, France

1995

  • Five European Artists, Konschthaus beim Engel, Luxembourg
  • Self-Identification, travelling exhibition, Kiel/Berlin/Oslo/St. Petersburg

1994

  • Five Artists from St. Petersburg, Mussbach, Baden-Baden, Germany

1993

  • Europa-Grenzenlos, travelling exhibition, Paris/Copenhagen/Berlin/Berne

1992

  • Farbe Gold, Ober Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • Artists for Europe, Rathaus, Aachen, Germany

1991

  • Gegen Welten, Kunstamt Berlin-Tempelhof, Berlin, Germany

1990

  • - Columbus Museum of Modern Art, ( Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Castle Gallery, College of New Roshelle, New York, USA
  • Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

1988

  • Kunsthalle Emden ( Eske Nannen and Otto Van De Loo Foundation), Emden, Germany
  • California State University, Santa Barbara, USA

1986

  • Kadriorg Museum, Tallinn, Estonia

1975

  • Nevsky Palace of Culture, Leningrad, USSR

1974

  • Gaza Palace of Culture, Leningrad, USSR
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