Igor Novikov (painter)

Igor Alexeyevich Novikov (Russian Игорь Алексеевич Новиков; Igor Alekseevich Novikov, born January 2, 1961 in Tschadyr -Lunga, Moldova Forensic SSR) is a Swiss - Russian nonconformist painter, member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR, who lives and works in Switzerland. It belongs to the district of the Moscow artists who were influenced by the fall of the Soviet Union. His father is the Moscow painter, sculptor and musician Alexei Novikov.


Igor A. Novikov grew up in Moscow and attended to his father's wish as a child the Ilya Repin - Art School and the School of Fine Arts Moscow. From 1981 he studied at the Art Academy Vasily Surikov, the central Art Institute of the Soviet Union, also in Moscow. In 1987, he graduated with a diploma as a painter. Igor Novikov studied at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands After his studies he founded with fellow non- conformist artists' colony Furmanni Alley in Moscow, which attracted many visitors from the West, but was disbanded after four years.

Already the student received his first exhibitions. Participation in various group exhibitions of young Russian artist opened the way for exhibitions abroad, especially in 1985 in Amsterdam ( Netherlands ), 1989 in Warsaw (Poland ), 1990 in Martigny ( Switzerland ), 1995 in Klagenfurt ( Austria ), 1997 and in Berlin ( Germany ).

Highlights were shows in the two major national Russian art museums: a major solo exhibition in 1993 at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the inclusion in a collective exhibition of the art of the Russian Nonconformist in 1994 in the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, in the same year in the Polish National Museum was shown " MOSCOW NEW YORK" Chelsea Art Museum New York National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, Kolodzei Art Foundation, 2008. since he joined international recognition, it was permissible for him before the political change in Russia, his works abroad, America, New York, Australia, EXPO'92 to present in India, Holland, Art Expo " Tias ", Tokyo, France, London, Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Seville, Spain, Turkey, Italy and Warsaw

From 1990 to 1993 he worked with a grant from UNESCO in La Chaux -de-Fonds ( Switzerland ) in a studio, which placed the city. After further work stopping in Klagenfurt ( Austria ) and in Berlin ( Germany ) drew Igor Novikov in Switzerland, where he still lives and works today. He is Russian and Swiss citizens.