Born in 1989 in Moscow, Russia, Victoria Kosheleva received her Bachelor's Degree from the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum in 2010 and Master's Degree from the prestigious V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute in 2012. She now lives and works in New York City.

 

She has participated in over 20 art exhibitions, displaying her works in Russia, Italy, India, China and Oman. She has been awarded accolades and awards for her academic and artistic achievements: In 2006, she received a gold medal from the Academy of Arts, and in 2008 was honored by President Putin with a letter of thanks for her contributions to the art of Russia.

 

Her fascination with the Middle-East and India inspired a number of exquisite watercolor and oil portraits depicting life scenes through the lens of magical realism.

 

Above all, Victoria is interested in working with human characters. Through her portraits, she is able to penetrate into the psychology and consciousness of the individuals depicted. Her last major work was devoted to the epic satirical poem "The Ship of Fools," written in the 14th century by Sebastian Brant.

 

Awards and honors:

 

Scholarship of V.Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute. 2009.

 

A member of the Moscow Union of Artists and the Russian Union of Artists

 

Exhibitions:

 

Moscow Art Academy Art Exhibition. Moscow, 2007-2013.

 

Moscow and Moscowites. Moscow, 2008.

 

Moscow - Paris (dedicated to the Year of France and Russia). Moscow, 2009.

 

30th International Young People Fair. Moscow, 2010.

 

Young Artists of Russia XXI Century – Moscow, Russian Union of Artists. Moscow, 2010.

 

Year of Russia in India. Mumbai, Delhi, Kochin, India 2011.

 

Art Oman, the International Festival of Artists. Oman, Muscat 2011-2013.

 

International Art Salon in the Central House of Artists. Moscow, 2013.

 

Charity exhibition in Baltimore. US, 2013.

 

Exhibition "Time to come" Russia, Moscow, 2014.

 

Exhibition "Intersection parallel" Russia, Moscow, 2014.

 

Paris, Cite das Arts - Exhibition, 2014.

 

"The ship journey through time and image" Moscow Academy of Art, 2015

 

Paris, Cite das Arts - Exhibition "(UP)ROOTED , 2015.