About Lena Saprykina
"Essence East-West drama, Unlimited lingua, Healing flow sensual pleasure, Signs alchemical nature INK IS…"/Lena Saprykina. Lena is 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, 15-24 September – "ArtWeeks in Italy". Italy, Firenze, via.Venezia/18.
2014, 03-15 November – "ArtWeeks in Spain". 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.