Alexander, Olga and Katya Florensky

Alexander, Olga and Katya Florensky

Alexander Florensky

The underground artist Alexander Florensky was born in Leningrad October 6, 1960 to a family of artists. He is a graduate of the ceramics department of the Leningrad Higher School of Industry and Art under V.I. Mukhin. He is one of the original founders of the legendary Petersburg art-collective ‘Mitki.’ Author of animated films and participant and award recipient of many Russian and international film festivals. Organizer of many publications, curator, collector and gallerist. Founder of the modern art exhibitions at the state “Tsarksoeseloe collections” museum(2006 – 2008). He co-authors big joint projects with Olga Florenskaya since 1994: «Moving towards Yye», «Russian Patent», «Local time», «Mobile bestiary», «Russian trophy», «Universal museum of Wilhelm Winter» and others. Alexander Florensky' works can be found in collections of the State Russian Museum and the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg), the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum. His works can as well be foind in Kiasma museum and the City Art Museum (Helsinki), and in Victoria & Albert Museum (London). Alexander Florensky lives and works in St.Peterburg and Tbilisi.

Olga Florenskaya

was born in Leningrad and graduated from the Mukhina Leningrad Art School in 1982. Florenskaya was doing ceramics, but became famous for her fabrics panels of marine and biblical themes. She is also a poet, author of the "Farewell Song", included in the Mitkovskaya Silence"album. She was both the director and animator of her own "Miracle of Miracles" fairytale. Member-organizer of the "Mitki" group of artists (1985). In 1990, together with her husband, Alexander Florensky, she did an internship at the Institute des hautes etudes en art plastiques. She is the author of the full-length animated film "Mitkimayer" (1992). Olga Florenskaya is the organizer of the Mitkilibris publishing house (1994). Since 1995 he has been working on large-scale projects with Alexander Florensky. Her works can be found in the collections of the Russian Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.

Katya (Ekaterina) Florenskaya

was born in St. Petersburg in 1986. Since 2002 to 2017 participated in fifty group and solo exhibitions in Russia, Poland, Ukraine and Montenegro. Before 2007 worked under the pseudonym Ekaterina Ilyina. In 2009 graduated as a graphic designer in St. Petersburg University. In 2012 joined the Russian Union of Artists. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.

Totibadze Gallery

Founded 6 years ago by the Totibadze artist brothers in collaboration with the photo collector Georgy Tashker and the film director Marina Tsurtsumia, the gallery already has a history of holding collections of unique Russian and foreign artwork, despite its youth. It also carries the name of the Georgian artistic Totibadze dynasty. The ideas behind the gallery are very pleasant and simple to perceive and understand. They value such fundamental pillars of the artistic world as colour, use of paint and light reproduction.

Exhibition participants:

Exhibition of Achievements of Contemporary Artists

List of paintings