Oleg Lobykin (Russian, b. 1966) is a sculptor. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Lobykin now resides in Silicon Valley and also specializes in the restoration of landmark architecture and sculpture.
Oleg has roots in a tradition of the old work craft of stone carving yet considers himself “an international man and product of globalization.” He defies labels and strives to show how old and new, timeless and contemporary, familiar and unexpected elements can combine to reveal hidden truths. His work explores connections between what is known and emerging insights about the nature of life. He is a sculptor interested in conceptual art and likes to use modern tools and technology as an opportunity to reach new heights.
Lobykin exhibits in the San Francisco Bay Area and has completed a number of projects in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Japan. Clients have included Stanford University, The Presidio Trust, The City of Cupertino, The City of San Jose, Cathedral Stoneworks Inc., The Denver Public Library, Yale University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Cloisters), The Cathedral Church St. John the Divine, The Jewish Museum NYC, Alabama Limestone Co., & Artists and Architects.
2018 "Best of Show" at Bay Area Masters, juried competition by Peninsula Museum of Art
2016 Recipient of the Julia Morgan Award from the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
2014 “Best in Show” at 7th Annual Spring Sculpture Exhibition, Oakwilde Ranch, CA
2009 Recipient of California Preservation Foundation’s Preservation Design Award
2005 Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles, Spirit of Independence Award Design for statue awarded to George Clooney
2005 Park La Brea Apartments in L.A., original design and fabrication of interactive playground sculpture inspired by Saber Tooth Cat
1992 Honorary citizenship from the state of Alabama for his contribution to creating “The Alabama Column,” a 23-foot column carved directly into the side of a mountain at the entrance of a limestone quarry
2017 The Lodge at Edgewood, Tahoe: "Aspen Forest" relief carving on stone
2016 Pacific City, Huntington Beach: “Sea Foam” installation in December 2016.
2011-13 Stanford University, Wallenberg Hall: Two marble statues re-created based on historical photos and research, completed and installed in early 2013
2011 Burning Man: Center Camp, Black Rock City, NV. Presented: Big Baby
2010 Restoration of Main Quad at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2010 Burning Man: Center Camp, Black Rock City, NV. Presented: 12 small stone works
2008 Google: “No Swimming”, Mountain View, CA. Temporary art installation. Work was shown originally at Burning Man in 2008.
2019 From the Stone Age to the Digital Era, solo exhibition at Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA
2018 Biennale Delle Nazioni (Biennale of the Nations), Venice, Italy
2015-17 Napa ARTwalk Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Napa, CA
2014 Sculpture Trail, Cloverdale and Geyserville, Sonoma County, CA
2014 Los Altos Museum, Moving Art Forward, Los Altos, CA
2014 7th Annual Spring Sculpture Exhibition, Oakwilde Ranch, CA
2012 West Coast Sculpture Show at Bancroft Garden, Walnut Creek, CA
2012 Spring Sculpture Exhibition, Oakwilde Ranch, CA
2012 Sanchez Art Center: “Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition”, Pacifica, CA
2007 California Modern Gallery: “Focal Points”, San Francisco, CA
2017 Los Angeles Times, No Swimming Feature, September 15, 2017 Issue
2013 Sandstone & Tile Magazine, Wallenberg Hall Feature, Winter 2013
2009 Landscape Architect Magazine, La Brea Playground Feature, Dec. 2009
2007 Turn-Key, a Russian design magazine- Color Spread of a conceptual art project titled, “Window to Europe”
2006 Palo Alto Weekly, Cover of Jan. 13, 2006 Issue
2002 California Home & Design, Sept. 2002, Designer Profile section article and color phot