Diana Malivani

Diana Malivani

Saint Petersburg, SPB, Russia

About Diana Malivani



ARTIST BIOGRAPHY * * * Artist Diana Malivani, who by her training and profession, is a Doctor of Medicine (M.D., Ph.D.), is represented by internationally reputable art galleries. Her works regularly appear in prestigious exhibitions and compete in art contests in several countries, are published in international art journals, offered for sale on leading online art marketplaces, listed by auction houses, and held in the collections of both national museums and private collectors throughout the world. * * * The Artist’s creative journey began at birth: Diana was born on the coast of the Black Sea, bathed in the riotous profusion of the colors of the Caucasus. Her love as a child for fairy tales and pictures later developed into a desire to convey, to those hearing and viewing her work, the great feeling for nature which enhances her life and the lives of those she loves. * * * Diana’s paintings reflect her soul, her love for music and nature, for an infinite variety of melodies and sounds, for shades and colors, for all that nature creates: the rustling of wet leaves and the first rays of dawn, the roar of the sea surf and the scent of a flowering meadow, the flight of screeching gulls and dewdrops on a blossoming rose... As she draws flowers and depicts landscapes (the principal themes of her artwork), deals with marine subjects, creates abstract compositions, and transfers music to canvas (one of the Artist’s main Art Projects bears the name «Seeing Music»), Diana strives to share these feelings with others, to share with others a part of her soul. * * * Diana Malivani is also the author and illustrator of children’s books published in Russian, English, French and German. After many years spent in Europe (especially, in France and in Cyprus), Diana returned to Russia and she now lives with her family in Saint Petersburg. * * * * * * ARTIST STATEMENT * *
* Diana Malivani is always in the mood to create: this happy inclination and impulse arise spontaneously within her and form an integral part of her life. Nature, for Diana, is the best source of new ideas. A walk along the Mediterranean coast, contemplation of the high crowns of the eucalyptus and palms against the background of the setting sun, and the boundless southern sky create the illusion that the surrounding world is inexhaustible and limitless: this is what fills the Artist with energy and inspiration. Diana believes that it is very important for a human being to be in harmony with self and nature. Only then is it possible to commune with all the beauty of the surrounding world, hear the murmur of the trees and flowers, be in touch with the music of waterfalls and torrential rain, and sense the breath of the sea and passing clouds. * * * The creative process, this special magical world in which the Artist is submerged, is invariably accompanied by music, which has always occupied an important place in Diana’s life. Listening to classical and modern music, she is transported to a special realm where different images and pictures appear, sometimes just bright splashes of color responding to each other, which the Artist then tries to transfer to canvas. Diana’s artworks reflect the images evoked in her soul as she listens to music. The Artist believes that painting and music are interconnected by special deep inner ties having the same foundation as the diverse manifestations of life. Diana, with her background in medicine, is convinced that painting, like music, can heal spiritual wounds and help people find their own life paths.

Education


Doctor of Medicine (M.D., Ph.D.)
Russian Federation, 1993-2001

Self-taught Artist


PUBLICATIONS (2019)

Art Critiques by the International Confederation of Art Critics:

 «Diana Malivani. Critical Analysis» by Timothy Warrington, Art Critic

 «Diana Malivani. «Seeing Music». Critical Analysis» by Christopher Rosewood, Art Critic

 «Diana Malivani. «Sea of Samsara». Artwork Analysis» by Christopher Rosewood, Art Critic

Books:

 «Guid’Arts Cotation des Artistes 2019 du XVe siècle à nos jours» by Christian Sorriano, Auctioneer

 «L'Art de Vivre. Diana Malivani» by Art Critics, Members of the International Confederation of Art Critics


SELECTED MEDIA (2018-2019)

 Ottawa Arts Review, Ottawa, Canada
Issue 2019 (featured artworks by Diana Malivani)

 Peripheral ARTeries - Contemporary Art Review, London, United Kingdom
«Diana Malivani», Biennial Edition, Special Issue, June 2019 (pp. 158-175)

 Artists Info - Global Artist Guide, London, United Kingdom
«An Interview with Diana Malivani», April 1, 2019

 Forth Magazine, Los Angeles, USA
«Music, Nature, and Soul: Artwork by Diana Malivani», March 13, 2019

 ACS Magazine, Chicago, USA
«Diana Malivani. Interview», March-April 2019 Issue (pp. 6, 19-20, 72-80)

 Inside Artists, London, United Kingdom
«Artist Profile: Diana Malivani», Spring Issue, N 15, March 2019 (pp. 46-53)

 Art News Report, London, United Kingdom
«Diana Malivani: An Inspiring Artist», February 2019

 Art Press 24, London, United Kingdom
«The Empowering Creations of Diana Malivani», February 2019

 Art Reveal Online Magazine, London, United Kingdom
«Diana Malivani. Artist Biography & Interview». Issue 45, February 2019 (pp. 60-65)

 Birmingham Arts Journal, Birmingham, Alabama State, USA
Volume 15, Issue 3, January 2019
Volume 16, Issue 1, November 2019
(featured artworks by Diana Malivani)

 Artist Portfolio Online Magazine, USA
«Featured Artist: Diana Malivani», December 2018

 Artfuly Magazine, Sydney, Australia
«Diana Malivani, Cyprus», N 5, January 2019 (pp. 26-27)
«New Artworks», N 4, December 2018 (p. 25) and N 3, November 2018 (p. 22)
«Diana Malivani, Cyprus. Abstract Impressionist, Abstract Expressionist», N 2, October 2018 (pp. 10-15 and pp. 28-31)

Events


MAJOR CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

ARTWORKS IN NATIONAL MUSEUMS
(Russian Federation)

 National Fine Art Museum, Sotchi

 National Fine Art Museum, Saransk

 National Fine Art Museum, Belgorod

 National Fine Art Museum, Novokuznetsk


ARTWORKS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Cyprus, Nicosia


MAJOR ART FAIRS
Art Revolution Taipei 2020
London Art Biennale 2019


HONORS & AWARDS
Finalist at the 2020 International Artist Grand Prize, Taipei
The International Confederation of Art Critics Award, 2019, London


LISTING BY AUCTION HOUSES
Artprice, France


MEMBERSHIP IN ARTIST ASSOCIATIONS
Eurasian Art Union, Russia
Arts - Sciences - Lettres, France
Académie Européenne des Arts, France


ART TEACHING
Oil and fluid acrylic painting workshop sessions for 10-12 artist students (Dreams Gallery, Limassol, Cyprus, 2017-2019)


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

United Kingdom
(London, Bromley, Buckhurst Hill, Buxted, Darlington, Gloucester, Kent, Leicester, Romford, Uxbridge, Woking)

USA
(Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Washington)

Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Finland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Russia, Spain, Switzerland


CHARITY & DONATIONS

PASYKAF - the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends; Pupils of Pythagoras Private Secondary School, Tatiana Stupak School of Music, Diachroniki Art Gallery, Dreams Art Gallery, Rodi Event Venue, Innovation Clinic (Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos. Republic of Cyprus)

Khilti Pari, Humanitarian NGO (UK & India)

Exhibitions


SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

 2020 - National Fine Art Museums of the cities Sotchi, Belgorod, and Saransk (Russian Federation) - « "La Joie de Vivre" - Diana Malivani Solo Exhibition»

 2019 - ACS Gallery & ARTSY, «Diana Malivani Solo Exhibition», Chicago, USA

 2018 - Dreams Gallery, «The Scent of Thousands of Petals», Limassol, Cyprus

 2018 - MihoArt Gallery, «Spring Colors», Limassol, Cyprus

 2016 - Hermitage Hotel, Monte-Carlo, Monaco

 2015 - Pavilion de Manoel da Nobrega, Parque Ibirapuera, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 2014 - Feria de San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 2013 - MUTT Bookshop & Art Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

 2012 - Le Royal Hotel, Luxembourg

 2011 - East-West Hotel, Geneva, Switzerland

 2010 - Le Pavillon de l’Eau, Paris, France

 2009 - Couveuse Saclay, Versailles, France


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

 2020 - Art Revolution Taipei 2020 (A.R.T. 2020), Taipei, Taiwan

 2019 - Chelsea Old Town Hall, «London Art Biennale», London, United Kingdom

 2018 - MihoArt Gallery, «Women’s Day», «Silent Day», Limassol, Cyprus

 2018 - Almyra Hotel, «The Space Art for Charity», PASYKAF, Paphos, Cyprus

 2017, 2018 - Rodi Event Venue, «Art 4 ALL», «Spring Art 4 ALL», Limassol, Cyprus