Petr Shvetsov (b. 1970, Leningrad, USSR). Lives & works in St. Petersburg. Works with painting and graphics. One of the very few of his generation, he uses old-fashioned technique and seeks new opportunities in it.

The main goal of his art is to make beauty, which is so few around. Petr Shvetsov searches for the lost harmony and turns to the past. 

His art is expressive that is why he still manages to shock, touch the audience on the raw, that stands ready for anything.

Primary solo exhibitions

2019

  • Not What It Seems, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • TechMech, Carillon Gallery, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX

2018

  • Nonfigurative Units, Gallery 15, St. Petersburg
  • Cannibal, making a sacrifice in a sacred grove, with Shishkin-Hokusai, Museum of Casts, Academy Of Arts, St.Petersburg
  • Alter Idem, Petrikirche, St. Petersburg

2017

  • Snake Eater Dwarfs in the Museum , Library of Book Arts, St. Petersburg
  • My First Teacher. Leningrad School, Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg

2016

  • No name, Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • The Advantages of Spiders, with Katya Granova, Lyuda Gallery, St. Petersburg

2014

  • New Painting , Gallery Anna Nova St. Petersburg
  • Memorial Modeling , American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.

2013

  • Capital of Nowhere, parallel programme of 55 biennale, Venice, Italy

2011

  • Twilight State, Gallery Anna Nova, St. Petersburg

2010

  • “Tile“, Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg

2009

  • Apologia of Narcissism , Gallery Lyuda, St. Petersburg
  • Swamps , Gallery Anna Nova, St. Petersburg

2008

  • The Women’s Question. Selskaya Zhizn ’ G allery, St. Petersburg Bird Haven . Gallery NOMI, St. Petersburg
  • Aviary, NOMI Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • The nightingale sings when he wants to , Open Space Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • Call me and I will do whatever you want (with Andrei Rudyev), Nord Art, Germany

2007

  • Fence, Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • The Living and the Dead . Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg The Fence , Navicula Artis, St. Petersburg
  • New Paintings. In the Badger’s Hole. Belka and Strelka Gallery, St. Petersburg

2006

  • 52 Minutes, Gallery project “Neva Tower,” St. Petersburg
  • Tsusima , State History Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg (in collaboration with the National Center of Contemporary Art and Navicula Artis)

2005

  • Head of an Architect, Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg

2004

  • Shadow Spaces, State Hermitage Museum (in conjunction with the program “Contemporary art in Petrograd, Leningrad, Petersburg in the 20 th Century )
  • Contemporary art in Petrograd, Leningrad, St. Petersburg. 20th century. With the participation of National Centre for Contemporary Arts and Nаvicula Artis Gallery
  • Columbarium, State Geological Museum, St. Petersburg (as part of ProArte Institute’s Contemporary Art in Traditional Museums Festival)
  • Drawings , Gallery Mit’ki VKHUTEMAS, St. Petersburg

2003

  • Airplanes , Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg

2002

  • Avions , Le Garage, Lourges, France
  • Aeroplanes , Art Angar Center of Contemporary Art, Solovki, Russia

2001

  • Abstract , British Council Russia, St. Petersburg

2000

  • Mixed Fights (with M. Gavrichkov), National Centre Gallery, St. Petersburg

1995

  • Petr Shvetsov and Petr Bely , Odense University, Odense, Denmark

1994

  • Sherburne School , Sherbume, England
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Public exhibitions

2020

  • Mor20, Kunsthalle nummer sieben, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Condition of the inner beard, Kunsthalle nummer sieben, St. Petersburg

2018

  • Olympus, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • Metamorphosis, Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg

2014

  • Signal Project, St. Petersburg

2007

  • My granny was right, Nord Art, Germany

2006

  • Collage in Russia, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

2005

  • Forward/Backwards, Sevastopol State Art Museum, Ukraine
  • Black BMW, Hutto Gallery, Helsinki

2004

  • Art Manezh 2004, Moscow, Russia
  • the Ark, Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • Harm Publishing House Presents, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Histoires Graves, Office de la Culture, Brignoles, France
  • Gardens of Paradise, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg

2002

  • First Graphics Biennale, St. Petersburg Union of Artists, St. Petersburg
  • Sculpture and Recreation Garden, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg

2001

  • Desire and Pursuit of the Whole, Pro Arte Institute, St. Petersburg. Curated by Christopher Gordon
  • Brut Art Demobilization Albums, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg

1997

  • Two Hundred Years of Lithography, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

1996

  • Artgenda, Arts Festival of Baltic Countries as part of Copenhagen’s, Cultural Capital of Europe celebrations Idaho State University at Boise, USA

1995

  • Book Garden, Manchester Royal Exchange, England

1993

  • Petr Shvetsov and Petr Bely, House of food industry culture, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • The Exhibition Hall of Moskovsky District, St. Petersburg, Russia

1992

  • Time of Transition, City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol and travelling; Ferens Art Gallery, Hull; The Library
  • Hull , Ferens Art Gallery
  • Ramsgate, The Library Gallery
  • Swansea , Ceri Richards Gallery , University College
  • Gallery, Ramsgate; Ceri Richards Gallery, University College, Swansea; Flaxman Gallery, Staffordshire
  • London , Bankside Gallery
  • Gallery, Stoke on Trent; Bankside Gallery, London; Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
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Collections

  • The State Russian Museum
  • Russian National Library
  • New York Public Library
  • British State Library
  • Sakson State Library, Dresden
  • City of Odense, Denmark
  • State Library, Berlin
  • Institute of Contemporary Russian Culture, Los Angeles
  • University of California Library, St. Barbara
  • The Lilly Library, University of Indiana at Bloomington
  • University of Iowa Library at Iowa City
  • Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Center for Printed Graphics, Jyväskala Art Museum, Finland
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