Alexey Parygin

Alexey Parygin was born in Leningrad on December 2, 1964. Known as a painter (oil paint, mosaic, mural painting). Also works on easel and small graphic arts (collage, watercolor, gouache); printmaking; book art (artist's books, illustration); graphic design. Works in such a frontier fields of visual arts as non-functional object, installation, performance. His main object of study and experiment is a Sign like a communicative component of modern society.

Since 1986 he has participated in nearly 140 exhibitions, including 15 personal. Organizer and participant of the artistic squat-studio "Nevsky 25" (SPb, 1987-1990). Since 1994 - Member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists of Russia; Member of the International Association of Art Critics (AIS).

Candidate in Art History. Thesis - "Silkscreen as a phenomenon of XX century art" (2002) - is dedicated to the correlation of the Unique and Mass production in contemporary art. Author of more than 100 published articles on art and the first Russian fundamental research on the art history and phenomenology of creative Screenprinting, published in two monographs. A passionate collector of the author printed graphics.

Teaching Experience: From 2003 to 2012 - Professor of Interior Design of SUTD: painting and drawing course (developed work programs of these items). 1995-2001 - Department of Art History of St. Petersburg State Unitary Enterprise: the author's course "Principles of graphic examination of works of art", the management of student's research paper. Lecture courses: "Fundamentals of composition", "The Art of Ancient Rus'.

More than 500 works are in state and private collections, including State Hermitage Museum (Saint-Petersburg); State Russian Museum (Saint-Petersburg); Russian State Library (Moscow); Print section of Russian National Library (Saint-Petersburg); Collection of the modern art in Saint-Petersburg Manege; State Museum of history of Saint-Petersburg; State culture preserve of Peterhof (Benya family museum); Muzeum Narodowe w Warszawie (MNW); The National Library of Latvia (Riga); Muzeo Nacional de la Acuarela (Mexico), The A. Kasteev State Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty); Sächsische Landesbibliothek. Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (Dresden, Deutschland); Van Abbemuseum. LS collection Russian book art (Nijmegen, Netherland); 黑龙江美术出版社. 哈尔滨. 中国 [Heilongjiang Fine Arts Publishing House. Harbin. China].