About Lena Saprykina
"Essence East-West drama, Unlimited lingua, Healing flow sensual pleasure, Signs alchemical nature INK IS…" says Lena about her scrolls of ink painting on paper, that makes the author's know how method the contemporary echo of Japanese Zen 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 member of Creative Union of Artists of Russia, International Federation of Artists, National Artist`s Union of Russia, and member of Union of disigners of Russia.
In 2003 she graduated North Caucasus State Technical University with RED DIPLOMA in industrial design.
In 1991 Lena graduated The Stavropol Territory Art College with RED DIPLOMA in graphic design.
In 1986 Lena graduated with honors The Stavropol Art School for Сhildren where he studied for 4years in the class of artist Evgeny Savrasov – outstanding contemporary painter and graphic artist, sculptor (metal, wood, ceramic, installation, objects), who also is member of the Union of Artists of Russia, Honored Worker of Culture of Russia. He’s artworks in museums, galleries and private collections in Russia and other countries.
2014, 15-24 September – "ArtWeek in Italy". Italy, Firenze.
2014, 28 March - 5 April – Art Week in Portugal, FIRST PRIZE in Easel Graphics nomination.
2013, 23 April - “ON THE WAY” featured by Rebecca Wilson, a Chief Curator and Director, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art, in «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.