Stanislav Shmelev

Stanislav Shmelev

Oxford, United Kingdom

About Stanislav Shmelev

Dr Stanislav Shmelev is an award winning British photographer (Honorary Colour Master, 2011; Premier Selection of Le Plus Grand Concours Photo du Monde, PHOTO Magazine, France, 2010; 3rd prize in Environmental Photography, British Council, 2005), painter, environmentalist and art historian. Educated in art history and drawing and holding a PhD in Ecological Economics (2003), Stanislav combines his interest in fine
art and sustainability and expresses his admiration for the natural world through oil paintings and photographs, printed on aluminium plates. Passionate about green economy, nature protection and sensitive ecosystems, Stanislav creates evocative environmental landscapes inspired by his travels in Brazil, Malaysia, the UK, France and the countries of the Mediterranean. Formerly a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, Senior Researcher at the Oxford University, and Visiting Professor
at Universities of Geneva, Paris and Versailles, Stanislav devotes all his energy to the promotion of sustainability ideas both through the language of art and of science.
Stanislav has been a Member of the St Ives Arts Club, was represented by DEBUT Contemporary Gallery in Notting Hill, London, had several solo shows in Oxford, exhibited with the STITCH "˜Art for the Earth' auction in London, Swiss Cottage Gallery (London), O3 Gallery (Oxford), Studio 44AD (Bath) and FOTONOVIEMBRE de Tenerife International Photography Festival (Spain) and is selling his work through SAATCHI ART. His images were used on book covers and published in magazines, his solo shows "Colour and Light at Play" of May-August 2011 at Summertown Wine Café,
Oxford and "Environmental Improvisations" at Said Business School of Oxford University were positively reviewed by Oxford Times. Stanislav is an author of a book "˜Ecological Economics: Sustainability in Practice', Springer, 2012.
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Education

FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY, UK
2017-2019 MA Photography
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, USA
2013 Sensing Place. Photography as Inquiry: Course with Dr Anne Whiston Spirn
DEBUT CONTEMPORARY, LONDON
2013 Contemporary Art Practice
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
2008-2013 Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford: Life Drawing Class
2009-2010 Wolfson College, University of Oxford: Life Drawing Class
CHELTENHAM SCHOOL OF ART, UK
2002 – Independent studies in Photography (Visiting Researcher at University of Gloucestershire)
HERMITAGE HISTORY OF ART CLUB, St Petersburg
1988-1993 Ancient World, Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance, Dutch Art, English Art, Russian
Art, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Eastern Art

ECOLOGICAL-ECONOMIC EDUCATION
PhD Saint Petersburg State University, October 2003
PhD in Ecological Economics supported by the European Commission INTAS PhD Fellowship Grant YSF 2001-1/234.

MSc Saint Petersburg State University, June 2000
MSc in Economics (Ecological Economics)

Events

My image is published in a new book: 'Stunning Photographs' by National Geographic http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1426213921/

Two of my images from the 'Objects Found on the Beach' series were selected for the Brighton Photo Biennial & Brighton Photo Fringe 2014 photographic festivals http://eepurl.com/4Dyl1


I am absolutely thrilled! Three of my marine artworks were selected by STITCH and OCEANA to take part in a curated exhibition at PHILLIPS (www.phillips.com) in London on 12 March 2014. Watch this space! #art #photography #sea #ocean #earth #protect #London #painting #nature #tropics #wilderness #environment #sustainability #eco #STITCH #Phillips_de_Pury #OCEANA

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2019 ‘Magical Realism of Ecosystems’: The Other Art Fair, 4-7 July 2019, London, http://www.theotherartfair.com/site
2018 ‘ECOSYSTEMS’, British Pavilion, United Nations UNFCCC COP24, 10-14 December 2018, Katowice, Poland ECOSYSTEMS_PRESS RELEASE
2018 ‘ECOSYSTEMS’, Mathematical Institute of Oxford University, 12-30 November 2018, Oxford, UK: ECOSYSTEMS ECOSYSTEMS_PRESS RELEASE
2018 ‘ECOSYSTEMS’ book presentation, 50th Anniversary Conference of the Club of Rome, Italy
2018 ‘Magical Realism’, The Other Art Fair, Bristol, UK
2018 ‘Magical Realism’, Index 2018, Dubai, UAE
2017 ‘Magical Realism’, Press Conference, United Nations UNFCCC COP23, Bonn: UNFCCC Press Conference COP23 Bonn 2017
2017 ‘Climate Change Complexity’, British Pavilion, United Nations UNFCCC COP23, Bonn
2016 ‘Poetics of the Desert’, Prince Galitzine Library, St Petersburg
2015 ‘Objects Found on the Beach’, Fotonoviembre de Tenerife: UNFCCC ART COP21
2015 ‘Magical Realism’, Prince Galitzine Library, St Petersburg
2014 ‘The Search of the Exotic: An Ecological Art Approach’, Prince Galitzine Library, St Petersburg
2014 ‘Ecosystems’, OVADA Gallery, Oxford (March, 2014)
2013 ‘Brazilian Tales and Other Stories’, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of
Oxford, Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival, (May-June 2013): Cherwell Review 2013
2013 Vaults and Garden, St Mary’s Church, Oxford, UK (February-March, 2013)
2012 ‘Environmental Improvisations’, Said Business School, University of Oxford (Jan 2012)
2010 ‘Colour and Light at Play’, Summertown Wine Cafe, Oxford, UK (May-August 2011): Oxford Times Review 2010
2010 Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival, Oxford, UK (May 2010)
2009 Vaults and Garden, St Mary’s Church, Oxford, UK (March-May 2009)
2008 Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival, Oxford, UK (May 2008)
2003 St Petersburg Physics and Mathematics Lyceum, St Petersburg, Russia (October 2003)

Group Exhibitions

2019 ‘Ecosystems’ Album: Prix du Livre, Rencontres d’Arles, Arles (1 Jul – 22 Sep 2019): https://www.rencontres-arles.com/fr/prix-du-livre/
2018 FORMAT Festival Portfolio Reviews, QUAD, Derby (21 April 2018)
2016 Open Open Exhibition, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London (August-September 2016)
2015 Atlantica Colectivas, PHOTONOVIEMBRE de Tenerife 2015, St Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (Nov-Dec 2015): Fotonoviembre de Tenerife 2015
2015 Open Open Exhibition, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London (August-September 2015)
2014 Global Landscapes Forum, Parque Kennedy, Centro de la Imagen, Lima, Peru: Global Landscapes Forum, 2014
2014 Second United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries, Vienna, Austria
2014 OPEN Brighton Photo Fringe 2014, Brighton (Launch Party, 4 October 2014): Oxford Mail Review 2014
2014 Night Contact, Brighton Photo Biennal 2014, Brighton: Oxford Mail Review 2014
2014 Open Open Exhibition, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London (August-September 2014)
2014 Eco Art Exhibition with STITCH & OCEANA, PHILLIPS, London (March 2014): 3 works: Tatler Oceana Junior Council Launch 2014 Exhibition Guests
2014 ART TEACHERS EXHIBITION, O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle, Oxford (February 2014)
2013 DEBUT Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London (December 2013)
2013 DEBUT Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London (November 2013)
2013 Atlantica Colectivas, PHOTONOVIEMBRE de Tenerife 2013, St Cruz de Tenerife, Spain (Nov-Dec 2013)
2013 DEBUT Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London (October 2013)
2013 DEBUT Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London (September 2013)
2013 EIGHTHWONDER Open Summer Show at 44AD Gallery, Bath, UK (August 2013)
2013 DEBUT Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London (August 2013)
2013 Open Open Exhibition, Swiss Cottage Gallery, London (July-August 2013)
2013 DEBUT Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London (July 2013)
2012 St Ives Arts Club Members Exhibition, St Ives, UK (September 2012)
2011 ‘Art for the Earth’, STITCH, London, UK (November 2011) with Marc Quinn, Vivienne Westwood et al
2011 St Ives Arts Club Members Exhibition, St Ives, UK