Ivan 'IvArt' Lebedev

Ivan 'IvArt' Lebedev

New Haven, CT, United States

About Ivan 'IvArt' Lebedev

A former psychiatrist, Ph.D., I have always been involved in art and photography, this are a significant personal value for me.

I'm practicing of photography as a boy, in my teens. Since my youth I found interesting with images manipulation and transformation. There were a two breakthroughs in my art life - one is personal computers with graphic processors in early 90, which impressed me so much that I quit my photography experiments, and a second one - is invent of digital photography, when I began the second attempt with photoplay with mixed media involves.

I had have some exhibitions in US galleries, including 3 solo exhibition, and took participating as illustrator with some artbooks. In 2012-2016 I work with collaboration Mikhail Magaril, NYC-based artist, we have some exhibitions and issued several books, some of them acquired by Library of Congress and Metropolitan Museum of Arts.

Now I find a great inspiration in manipulation with vintage photos, making them some piece of art and put them in contemporary and even unperceived and unconsciousness context.

I believe that the photographic process is a material essence for self-expression, like canvas or marble; it’s just one of the easiest ways to arrange the visual chaos around me, articulate the hidden harmony within us and share my feelings with others. Just feelings, not thoughts.

Education

1987 - 1993 Serbsky Institute of Forensic Psychiatry,
1976 - 1982 First Moscow Medical Academy

Exhibitions

Fun & Games
Dates: Dec. 19, 2013 - Jan. 12, 2014
Venue: Mimi Ferzt Gallery, 81 Greene Street, NYC
Solo exhibition of collaborative works with Mikhail Magaril

Very Mixed Media
Dates: Dec. 13, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012
Venue: Mimi Ferzt Gallery, 81 Greene Street, NYC
Group Exhibition of Mixed Media works

Bright Visions
Dates: Oct. 13, 2012 - Oct. 31, 2012
Venue: Museum of Russian Art (MORA), 80 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Group exhibition

International Art Festival
Dates: Aug. 8, 2012 - Aug. 16, 2012
Venue: Museum of Russian Art (MORA), 80 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Group exhibition with various kinds of art

The Lenin Project. Installation.
Dates: July 26, 2012 - Aug. 6, 2012
Venue: Mimi Ferzt Gallery, 81 Greene Street, NYC
Solo exhibition with seven lifesize portraits of Vladimir Lenin impersonator, and in addition photos about his hard life in contemporary Moscow, and some artifacts

Assorted Works from Assorted Artists
Dates: April 2, 2012 - April 30, 2012
Venue: Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, East 25 street, NYC
Assorted Works from Assorted Artists

Art Expo 2012
Dates: March 22, 2012 - March 25, 2012
Venue: Art Expo, New York, Pier 94, New York
Mega-market!

Extraordinary Portraits, Extraordinary Artisis
Dates: Feb. 9, 2012 - Feb. 28, 2012
Mimi Ferzt Gallery, 81 Greene Street, NYC
Group exhibition with portrait works.

Ivan Lebedev: 20 Years
Dates: Dec. 5, 2011 - Dec. 30, 2011
Venue: Museum of Russian Art (MORA), 80 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Solo exhibition spans 20 years of my work

Tri States Paperworks
Dates: Oct. 23, 2011 - Oct. 30, 2011
Venue: Museum of Russian Art (MORA), 80 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Group Exhibition of artist, living in tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT)

Art Exhibition
Dates: Oct. 14, 2011 - Oct. 30, 2011
Venue: Artspace Open Studios, New Haven CT USA
Group Art Exhibition