VALENTIN POPOV

 

BIOGRAPHY:

Born 1956 in Kiev, Ukraine 

EDUCATION:
1974-80 Kiev State Arts Institute (Academy of Fine Art of Ukraine)
1969-74 Kiev State School of Art, Kiev, Ukraine


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
New York Public Library, New York, New York
De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Museum of Russian-American History of Alaska, Sitka, Alaska
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina
Logan Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, San Francisco, California
National Museum of Ukrainian Art, Kiev, Ukraine
Iris & Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Art, Stanford, California 
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Schow Foundation, San Marino, California
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Harvey S. Firestone Library, Prinston University, Princeton, New Jersey
Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan 
Yele University Art Museum, New Haven, Connecticut
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, Michigan 
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California
Stanford University Libraries, Department of Special Collections, Stanford, California


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2017 “Ironic Icons” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California 
2016 “Super Hero” (Mel Ramos, Valentin Popov, Victor Sydorenko), National Academy of Fine Arts of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine 
2016 Long Sharp Gallery “Reflections” Indianapolis, Indiana 
2013 De Saisset Museum “FACE” University of Santa Clara, California 
2013 Imago Galleries “Water” Palm Desert, California
2011 Thom Andriola Gallery, "61,8%", Houston, Texas 
2010 Modernism Gallery, "In the Water", San Francisco, California
2009 Thom Andriola Gallety, "Vision & Light", Houston, Texas 
2008 Modernism Gallery, "Then & Now", San Francisco, California
2006 Modernism West, "25 Years", San Francisco, California
2006 Alycia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon 
2006 Modernism West, San Francisco, California 
2005 Alycia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon 
2004 Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, California
2004 Lora D Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2003 Lora D Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
2003 Elezabeth Rice Fine Art, Sarassota, Florida
2002 "Val Pop" Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, California
2002 Dee Pree Museum "Go Dutch", Holland, Michigan
2001 Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California
2000 National Museum of Ukrainian Art, Kiev, Ukraine
2000 Pasquale Iannetti Art Gallery, "Collage & Sculpture", San Francisco, California
1999 Pasquale Iannetti Art Gallery, "Rembrandt-Not Rembrandt", San Francisco, California
1998 Diane Nelson Fine Art, "Rembrandt-Not Rembrandt", Laguna Beach, California
1997 Kismet Gallery, "Crucifixion of St. Batman", San Jose, California
1996 Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Romantic Cynicism", New York, New York
1996 Kismet Gallery, "Romantic Cynicism", San Jose, California
1995 Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Torrents of Spring", New York, New York
1994 De Saisset Museum, "Romantic Cynicism", Santa Clara, California
1994 Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Rembrandt Collage", New York, New York
1993 Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Popov + Popov", New York, New York
1993 Pasquale Iannetti Art Gallery, "Weird Monotypes", San Francisco, California
1992 Kentler International Drawing Space, New York, New York
1991 Warner Roberts Gallery, Palo Alto, California
1991 Arts Council of San Mateo, Belmont, California
1991 Central Exhibition Space of Association of Fine Arts of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
1990 University of California, Berkeley, California
1990 Allport Gallery, San Francisco, California
1988 Kisgaleria, Pecs, Hungary


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2005 Sandy Carson Gallery, Denver, Colorado
2004 Modernism Gallery, "25-th Anniversary Show", San Francisco, California
2003 Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, California
2002 Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1998 Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Group show", New York, New York
1998 Diane Nelson Fine Art, "Contingent Reality", Laguna Beach, California
1997 Kismet Gallery, "Group show", San Jose, California
1997 Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Group show", New York, New York
1996 Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Group show", New York, New York
1995 Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Group show", New York, New York
1994 Mimi Ferzt Gallery, "Ascending Angels", New York, New York
1994 De Saisset Museum, "Ideal Landscapes", Santa Clara, California
1994 Kala Institute, "Fellowship Award", Berkeley, California
1994 Aurobora Press,"The Figure", San Francisco, California
1993 California Museum of Arts & Crafts, "Icons in Contemporary Art", San Francisco, California
1993 J. Claramunt Gallery, "Sacrifice", New York, New York
1993 Olga Dollar Gallery, "Miniatures", San Francisco, California
1993 Ruth Benjamin Fine Art, "The Spirit Within", Napa Valley, California
1993 Davidson Galleries, "Group Show", Seattle, Washington
1993 Smith Anderson Gallery, "The Black & White Show", Palo Alto, California
1992 Emeryville 6th Annual Exhibition, Emeryville, California
1992 Pasquale Ianetti Gallery, "12 Contemporary Artists", San Francisco, California
1992 One Market Plaza "Russian Art at Home & Abroad", San Francisco, California
1991 "Coming to America-World View Point", West Cal Bank, San Mateo, California
1991 Ayzenberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1990 International Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1990 Warner Roberts Gallery, Palo Alto, California
1990 Olga Dollar Gallery, "Summer Selection", San Francisco, California
1988 "Contemporary Art of the Ukraine", Ukraine Institute of America, New York, New York
1988 "Modern Art of the Ukraine", New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey
1988 Crane Club Gallery, New York, New York


INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:
1990 Gabriel Gallery, Vienna, Austria
1990 "Summer 90", Cultural Center, Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1990 Prenio Internazionale Per Lincisione, Biella, Italy
1989 Kyoto Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
1989 Kisgaleria Pecs, Pecs, Hungary
1988 "New Direction in the USSR", Bologna, Italy
1988 "Graphic Biennial", Sapporo, Japan
1987 "Young Artists", Brunsweiker Pavilion, Keil, Germany
1987 "Twelfth Biennial of Norwegian, Scandinavian, Baltic" Rostock, Germany
1987 "Young Artists Exhibition", Ethiopia
1983 "Young Soviet Artist Exhibition", Dortmund, Germany
1983 "Young Soviet Artist", Kabul, Afghanistan
1982 "Biennial of Book Illustration", Bologna, Italy


EXHIBITIONS IN FORMER USSR:
1988 "Five Artists Prints", Vilnius, Lithuania
1987 "Sixth International Youth Festival", Moscow, Russia
1987 "70 Years of the Great October", Manezh, Moscow, Russia
1986 "We are Building Communism", Manezh, Moscow, Russia
1986 "Benefactors of Culture in the Fight for Peace", Manezh, Moscow, Russia
1895 "Ukraine Art Exhibition in Manezh", Moscow, Russia
1984 "All-Union Young Artists", USSR Art Academy, Leningrad, Russia
1983 "All-Union Young Artists", USSR Art Academy, Moscow, Russia


ARTIST IN RESIDENCE:
1992 Fellowship of KALA Institute, Berkeley, California
1991 Smith-Anderson Printshop, Palo Alto, California
1990 Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California
1980 1983-89 Senezh Artists' Residence, Moscow, Russia
1980-82, 84-86 Republic Sednev Artists' Residence, Chernigov, Ukraine


AWARDS:
1988 Silver Medal, Academy of the USSR
1984-1986 Grant from the Association of Fine Arts of the USSR
1981-1984 Grant from Academy of Art of the USSR

Lectures:
1991 University of California at Berkeley, Graphics Department
1991 Graduate Seminar, San Francisco Art Institute
1990 University of California at Berkeley, Graphics Department

Bibliography:
2000 "East Bay Monthly", November, Cover
2000 "Juxtapoz", Nov/Dec., pages 26, 27, 28, 29, 78.
2000 " Deutsche Presse", SECTION: International News, September 19, 2000
2000 "The New York Post", September 12, 2000, Tuesday
2000 "Figurative Bridge", Valentin Popov in Kiev National Museum, Ukraine
1998 "The Orange County Register", Fine Arts, July 19
1997 "The Cigar", Barnaby Conrad III, Chronicle Books
1997 "Romantic Cynicism", Valentin Popov, ARC-Ukraine, Kiev
1997 Manhattan-A Photographic Tour, Crescent Books, New York, NY
1997 "The Torrents of Spring", Ivan Turgenev, Grove Press, New York, NY
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1994 San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 19
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1994 The Valley Catholic, August 16
1994 New York Times, NY, February 13
1994 "Novoye Russkoye Slovo", October 21
1994 "Eastvillager", ART , November
1994 Contra Costa Times, October 7
1994 "Holy Bat Artist", Metro, October 27 - Nov.2
1994 "Artistwriter", December, pp. 1-3
1994 The Santa Clara, November 17
1994 Santa Clara Spectrum, November 9
1994 ''Rob Report'', December, page 88
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1992 Daily Sitka Sentinel, Alaska, July 31
1992 Alaska South Eastern Magazine, No.10 Vol 2, October
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1991 "Glasnost comes to Belmont", May 15, Belmont Enquirer Bulletin
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