Artem Mirolevich




Artem Mirolevich loves to tell stories. He uses pen and ink, paint and watercolors to share his imaginings. A native of Minsk, Belarus he relocated to Buffalo NY in 1993 at the age of 17. His education at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and the Rietveld Academy of Art in Amsterdam refined his native talent. Artem has had his art shown in over a 100 galleries, art fairs and museum exhibits in the U.S.A, Europe and Russia. He is also a founder and curator of the Russian Pavilion, which showcases emerging and established artists from Russia and Eastern Europe.

His characters range from heroes and villains, to ordinary men and even mythological creatures. His tales include appearance from dwellers of Babylon, the lost soldiers of Alexander the great, Einstein, samurai warriors, urban legends, time travelers, and scientists of subterranean worlds.  The time he spent in Amsterdam, a city in constant challenge with the sea, inspired him to produce images of a post-apocalyptic city submerged deep under water. Paintings, etching, sculptures and collages created with the juxtaposition of various mediums are the means of Artem’s artistic expression depicting ancient civilizations, philosophy, present society, and also what he envisions for the future.

When words alone cannot describe what he envisions in his mind, it is his through his artwork that he finds a means of visual language and communication.

Selected Solo Shows:

2014 “Tree of Life”, Avant Guard Gallery (New York), “New Myth” Imagine Gallery (New York)

2013 “Unsinkable”, Kavachnina Contemporary (Miami), “Afloat”, Art Factory (New Jersey)

2012 “Ancient Aliens”, Image Powerhouse (New York)

2011 “Out of Plain Existence”, Museum of Russian Art (New Jersey), Union Square(New York)

2011 “Transformation Matter”, Miami International Art Fair (Miami)

2010 “Improbability of Art”, Barbarian Art Gallery (Zurich)

2010 “Big Blue”, ICO Gallery (New York)

2009 “River of Time”, L Gallery (New York)

2008 “Mystical Journey”, Nelliya Cultural Center (Riga), TOAST(New York)

2007 “Global Elements”, McCaig-Welles Gallery (New York)

2006 “Eternal Elephant”, Lab Gallery (New York)

2005 “Book of Samurai”, A Space Gallery (New York)

2004 “Sunken City”, McCaig-Welles Gallery (New York)

2003 “Welcome to Babylon”, Figureworks Gallery (New York)

2002 “Time Travelers”, Holland Family Gallery (Buffalo)

2000 “Art’em Objective”, Neva Gallery (New York)

Selected Group shows:

2014-2015 Neuberger Museum of Art (New York)

2013-2015 Scope Art Fair (Miami, New York, Basel)

2014 The Museum of Russian Art (Minneapolis), Erarta Gallery(New York)

2013 Art Hamptons(New York), Barbarian Art Gallery(Zurich), 72 Wooster (New York)

2011 Occupy Wall Street (New York), Occupy Chelsea Art Museum(New York), CATM(New York)

2012 Korean Cultural Center(Los Angeles), Figureworks (New York)

2010 Chelsea Art Museum (New York)

2009 Art Square(New York), 95 Vandam Gallery(New York)  

2008 Van Der Plas Gallery(New York), Fountain Art Fair(New York and Miami)

2007 New Museum (New York), Art Effect (New York), Bridge Art Fair (Miami)

2006 Museum of Contemporary Russian Art(New Jersey), Nova Art Fair(Chicago), International Stella Gallery(Paris), A-4 Gallery(Moscow), Annual Russian Heritage Festival(New York)

2005 Grant Gallery(New York), Broadway Gallery(New York)

2004 Williamsburg Historical Art Center(New York),

2003 A Sapce Gallery(New York, NY), Galeria Galou(New York)

Since 2012 Artem Mirolevich is a founder and CEO of Russian Pavilion – organization devoted to showcasing and promoting artists from Russia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Baltic regions during leading international contemporary art fairs in U.S.A., Europe and Asia. As of December 2014 Russian Pavilion had nine successful exhibitions in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Zurich and Hamptons and became affiliated with Armory Arts Show and Miami Art Basel Week.

Selected awards:

2015 Barcelona Art Residency

2014 Soleil de L’est Art Residency, Tour, France

2014 Cojeco Felloship Grant

2012 National Endowment for the Arts Grant

2012 New York State Council on the Arts Grant

2007 L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Award

1997 Gerrit Rietveld International Student Grant

1995 School of Visual Arts, NYC - Illustration Department Scholarship

Museum and private collections include:
Jewish Museum (Moscow), Third Temple Museum (Jerusalem), Ryazan Fine Art Museum (Russia), Museum of Russian Art (USA), Kolodzei Art Foundation (USA), Robert Rothchild