Victoria Fomina

Victoria Fomina

Moscow, Moscow, Russia

About Victoria Fomina

Victoria Fomina graduated from Moscow State Academy of Architecture. Her interests include painting, graphics, illustration and design.
She has illustrated more than 50 books for publishers in Russia, USA, South Korea, Taiwan, Switzerland, Brazil, Norway, Italy, France.
She has taken part in exhibitions in Bologna (Italy), Bratislava (Slovakia), Geneva (Switzerland), and in Russia, Japan, Estonia, France, Norway, Germany, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Iran.

Awards: First prize “The Golden Apple” Bratislava (Slovakia)
First prize “The Golden Pen of Belgrade” (Serbia)
Diploma of Tallinn Illustrators Triennial “Power of Pictures” (Estonia)
First Professional Prize for the best book “The Golden Ostap”, (Russia)
Winner of competition held by the State Committee of Printing (Russia)
First prize “Gold Award” Global Illustration Award Frankfurt (Germany)
Diploma of International Competition “Image of the Book” (Russia)
Diploma of Russian Academy of Arts (Russia)
Purple Island Award of Nami Concours (South Korea)
AOI. Poster Prize for Illustration - London Stories. Shortlist (Great Britain)
Special prize of Book Illustration Festival "BookILL Fest" ( Novo Miloševo, Serbia)
Nomination for The Hans Christian Andersen Award






Education

Art School (Moscow)
Moscow State Academy of Architecture

Events

Awards:
1997 – Winner of competition held by the State Committee of Printing, Russia.
1998 – 1 Professional Prize “The Golden Ostap”, Russia
1999 – 1 prize “The Golden Pen of Belgrade” Serbia
2003 – 1 prize “The Golden Apple” Bratislava, Slovakia
2009 - Diploma of Tallinn Illustrators Triennial “Power of Pictures”, Estonia.
2017 - First prize “Gold Award” Global Illustration Award Frankfurt (Germany)
2017 - Diploma of International Competition “Image of the Book” (Russia)
2017 - Diploma of Russian Academy of Arts (Russia)
2019 - Purple Island Award of Nami Concours (South Korea)
2019 - AOI. Poster Prize for Illustration - London Stories. Shortlist (Great Britain)
2019 - Special prize of Book Illustration Festival "BookILL Fest" ( Novo Miloševo, Serbia)
2020 - Nomination for The Hans Christian Andersen Award


Exhibitions

1997 Biennial of Illustration. Bratislava, Slovakia.
1998 Selected illustrators from BIB. Hiroko Mori & Stasys Museum. Okumonobe Art museum. Art Gallery of Daiwa Niigata. Baiennosato Art Gallery. Japan.
1998 Biennale of book graphics. International Biennial of Illustration. Belgrade, Serbia.
1999 “The Best Book Graphics”. Central House Children's Books, Moscow
2001 Biennale of European illustrations. Japan.
2001 Biennale of book graphics. International Biennial of Illustration. Belgrade, Serbia.
2002 Bologna International Exhibition of illustrations. Bologna International illustration. Bologna, Italy.
2002 International Book Exhibition. Taipei (Taiwan)
2002 BIB Japan. Urawa Art Museum. Japan.
2002 Illustrators of Children's books. Itabashi Art Museum. Tokyo. Japan.
2002 Participation in a multicultural, multi-media project «Responding to Climat Change" UNFCC
2003 BIB Japan. Kijo Ehon-no Sato Gallery. Iida City Museum. Japan.
2003 Bratislava World illustration. Bratislava, Slovakia.
2003 Power of Pictures. Tallinn. Estonia.
2004 Bologna International Exhibition of illustrations. Bologna, Italy.
2004 Illustrators of Children's books. Itabashi Art Museum. Tokyo. Japan.
2005 Bratislava World illustration. Bratislava, Slovakia.
2005 "Russian holidays." Geneva. Switzerland.
2005 “Un automne russe à Bordeaux”. The exhibition of book graphics. France.
2006 “Power of Pictures”. Tallinn. Estonia.
2006 Performance "The Birth of things!" Moscow.
2007 The "Little Tragedies" for the exhibition Isaloni Worldwide. Moscow.
2008 Exhibition "Clockwork Chicken" in the cultural center "Dom." (With Katya Silina). Moscow.
2009 “Power of Pictures”. Tallinn. Estonia.
2009 Exhibition "Five Russian artists." Gallery "Illustratsioonigalerii". Tallinn. Ilon Wikland Museum. Haapsalu. Estonia.
2009 Project "Millionaires." Millionaire Fair. Moscow.
2010 " Solo Exhibition “Thumbelina" gallery "Korpus 3". Moscow.
2011 Sea Fairy Tales. Eurajoki. Finland.
2011-2012 "Dear JAPAN. Messages of hope from picture book artists around the world ". Itabashi (Tokyo), Chiyoda (Tokyo), Kanazawa (Ishikawa), Sendai (Miyagi). Japan.
2012 “Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales”. Kuressaare (Saaremaa). Estonia
2012 "Two Centuries After". Casa Saraceni. Bologna. Italy.
2013 Solo Exhibition. Jointly with Katya Silina. Gallery "Illustratsioonigalerii". Tallinn
2013 “Paper Castles”. Jointly with Katya Silina. Russian State Library for children. Moscow
2013 Russian illustrators in Frankfurt. Germany
2013 – Solo Exhibition. “Line. Color. Space”. (Jointly with Zurab Tsereteli).
2014 «English books in Russian style” The Museum of Pushkin. Moscow
2014 «Bee Art». Gallery Faszination Art. Hamburg.
2014 Solo Exhibition. «Modny Season” gallery. Moscow
2015 “Cats in the Manege”. Vladey and Regina gallery. Moscow
2015 Solo Exhibition. “Art de la Vie”. Moscow.
2015 «Phantastische Venus» Viechtach, Old City Hall. Germany.
2015 Solo Exhibition. “VIA” gallery. Moscow
2015 – «It’s Always Tea-Time». The Estonian Children’s Literature Centre. Tallinn. Estonia.
2016 - Solo Exhibition “The New Word”. Serbian embassy, Moscow, Russia
2016 - «It’s Always Tea-Time». Cultural Center Cruselli . Uusikaupunki, Finland.
2017 – “It’s Always Tea-Time”. Les Art Center. Berlin. Germany
2017 – “It’s Always Tea-Time”. Baltic Sea Culture Centre. Gdansk, Poland
2017 - "GIA". Frankfurter Buchmesse. Frankfurt, Germany
2017 - «It’s Always Tea-Time». Deak 12 Gallery. Budapest, Hungary
2018 - «It’s Always Tea-Time». Музей Тhe Story Museum. Oxford. Great Britain
2018 - "Art Revolution Taipei" Finalist's artworks of 2018 International Artist Grand Prize. Chan Liu Art Museum. Taiwan
2018 - "International Biennale of Illustration" Haifa, Israel
2018 - "In taste of clever antiquities" The Museum of V.A. Tropinin and Contemporary Moscow Artists.
Moscow. Russia.
2018 - "Snow White" Beijing International Book Fair. Beijing. China
2019 - Solo Exhibition. Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. Frankfurt, Germany
2019 - Solo Exhibition. Children's Book Fair. Bologna
2019 - "Nami Concours.Exhibition of competition winners. Seoul