About Lena Saprykina
Lena is Moscow based ink painter with main focus on Fine Arts. She makes scrolls of ink painting on paper the author's know how method based on the Chinese / Japanese Zen ink painting traditions and uses her self-made instruments for. *She's member of Union of Artists Of Russia, of International Association of Art - IAA AIAP UNESCO, and of Creative Union of Artists of Russia, International Federation of Artists, National Artist`s Union of Russia. ~ designer *member of Union of disigners of Russia.
North Caucasus State Technical University /industrial design/, red diploma. Stavropol Territory Art College /graphic design/, red diploma. Сildren`s Art School, Stavropol, class by master E.Savrasov (member of the Union of Artists of Russia, Honored Worker of Culture of Russia), degree with honors.
2014, 03-15 November - Artweeks in Spain, Madrid.
2014, 28 March -5 April – Art Week in Portugal, FIRST PRIZE in Easel Graphics nomination, Lisbon, O PODER de AGORA (Rua da Bela Vista a Lapa 40, 1200-612 Lisbon).
2013, 23 April - “ON THE WAY” featured by Rebecca Wilson (a Chief Curator of Saatchi Art and Director of the Saatchi Gallery, London) in her «From Russia with Love» collection at the SaatchiOnline. http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/From-Russia-with-Love/153961/23303/view
2013 April 17-21 – Two FIRST and one SECOND prizes in the different nominations at the "RussianArtWeek" International Exhibition&Competition of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia.
2013 April 8-14 – "On The Way" from "IN WINTER" won 3rd prize in the nomination "Folk graphic art " at the "Days of Slavic art in Berlin / Art Weeks in Berlin», Berlin, Germany.
2012 Nov./Dec. - "On The Way" from "IN WINTER" album http://www.behance.net/gallery/IN-WINTER-zimoj/1874593 won the First prize of The International Graphics Competition/ Classic Graphics/ nomination: Easel Graphics/ professional category: Pros at Хll International exhibition &competition of contemporary arts "RUSSIAN ART WEEK", Moscow, Russia. http://artweek.ru/index.php/ru/foto-galleries/graphic-gallery/179-108 http://www.artweek.ru/index.php/en/winners/2012-autumn/masterclasses/22-win-grpaphic-design
2012/ by now – Ink paintings “THE SILENCE” and “THE BLACK SWAN” take part in international art project "100 artworks from the World for Fukushima", Japan. http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Painting-Ink-THE-SILENCE-left-THE-BLACK-SWAN-right/168674/175131/view
2012 March - Entered the "Top300" at ABSTRACT Showdown Saatchi Online, http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Painting-Ink-JUST-DO-NOT-LOOK-BACK/168674/165876/view.
2012 January / February -Entered the "Top300" at Showdown COLLAGE Saatchi Online, http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Assemblage-Collage-Digital-RED-WINE/168674/156633/view.
2009 - RUSSIA-XI, The Central House of Artists, Moscow.
2007 – FERODIZ'07 – The 1st official solo exhibition of Lena Saprykina's ink paintings.
2006 – The art-competition "Circle" judged by Tamara Kulikova, UK , main prize for this artwork http://hiero.ru/2124749 .
2005 - Republican Fine Art exhibition on the 100th anniversary of Mikhail Sholokhov.
2002 - The regional Festival “The Autumn palette”, diploma in the nomination “Academic drawing” for this artwork http://hiero.ru/2233120.
2002 – Special Prize of the Festival "Young Artists of the North Caucasus" for this artworks http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Painting-Ink-THE-WIND-portrait-1-1/168674/1555820/view, http://www.saatchionline.com/art/Painting-Ink-FAREWELL/168674/1555828/view
2002 – The International festivals of Russian design FERODIZ. 2002 – medal & diploma in category "The best professional work" (obtained in collaboration with Irina Kozkina)
2001 - Festival of The Graphic Design "REFLEX", diploma.
2000 – The Creative art-action “ПЕРЕХОД”.
1995 – Beginning of exhibition activity at The Union of Artists Of Russia.
1989 - Beginning of the artist career – made the first creative (non-academic) ink artwork.