Painter, graphic artist, book designer, illustrator, teacher. Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
Representative of an ancient Moscow genus of Filippov-Polyansky-Parfentiev, the artist Natalia Grigorieva was born in 1972 in the historical Moscow district.
Graduated from The Moscow Polygraph Institute, The Institute de Langue et Civilization Françaises, The Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, The Cite International des Arts, The Mendocino Art Center, California, USA. Field of study: graphic design and book illustration.
About than 60 solo and group exhibitions in Russia and worldwide.
Solo and group exhibitions worldwide:
2018 EXHIBITION "NATALIA GRIGORIEVA. PAINTING, GRAPHICS. 20 YEARS WITH CHA". Central House of Artists, Moscow.
"Blurred Horizons: Natalia Grigorieva, Kumio Noe, Crescence and Vito Palumbo», Russian centre of science and culture in Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
2017 "Eternal themes", Natalia Grigorieva and the artists of her gallery. Russian centre of science and culture in Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
"Still Life as a Way of Life: Natalia Grigorieva and students. Painting, Graphics", Central house of artists, Moscow, Russia.
2016 “Natalia Grigorieva, Painting". Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs, Frida Project Foundation, curator Mikhail Slobodinsky, Moscow.
Natalia Grigorieva, painting, Consulate General of Russia, Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Moscow-Paris-Luxembourg-Mendocino. The Russian Center of Science and Culture in Luxembourg
“Creativity in Motion. From Russia to USA”, Moscow - Palanga - Paris – Mendocino, Gallery Ramybe, Palanga
2015 “From Paris to Polenovo. Natalia Grigorieva and her students”, The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
“The 42nd International Salon du Val d'Or”, Espace des Chaumes, Meillant, France
“Le Salon des Artistes Indépendants”, Art en Capital, Grand Palais, Paris
2014 Salon des Independents Art en Capital, Paris, France
2013 “Natalia Grigorieva Workshop: Painting, Graphic”, Pokrovsky Gates Cultural Center, Moscow
2012 “My Voice. Natalia Grigorieva and her students, The Central House of Artists, Moscow “Harbingers of Spring”, The Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
Opening of the Art Center, Gdansk, Poland
2011 Education course and workshop at Cite International des Arts, Paris.
2010 Opening of Natalia Grigorieva Art Gallery at Patricki Ponds, Moscow, Russia
Launch of Natalia Grigorieva Education Center, Gdansk, Poland
2009 Exhibition Association Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
Salon Grand Marche d`Art Contemporaine Bastille, Paris, France
Mendocino Art Center Gallery, USA
2008 “Unfading Beauty of Life”, Exhibition Association Central House of Artists, Moscow
2007 “Sensibility Through Painting”, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
Business Elite Summit, Luxembourg - The Belgian Theme
2006 State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Cercle Munster, Luxembourg
Businesszentrum, Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich
2005 Fyodor Shalyapin’s House Art Gallery, St. Petersburg
2004 Russian Cultural Centre, Vienna
Russian Cultural Centre, Paris
Art & Actualite Gallery, Paris
East-West United Bank, Luxembourg
Awards / Grant / Commission: Special prize and medal at Grand Concours International, France (2012).
Donations: Participation in several charity auctions including Operation HOPE, Charity Fair in Luxembourg, Charity Auction "White Dreams" Lithuania etc.
Designer of more than 200 books, book series, catalogs, booklets, calendars, magazines, etc. Member of the Moscow Artists Union. Grand Concours International Award winner. The developer and organizer of the unique art courses, private classes and plein airs.
Participant of international charity auctions and programs: "Operation HOPE" ("Operation HOPE"), International Charity Fair in Luxembourg, "White Dreams", Lithuania, " Long Live to Children!"Moscow, Russia.
Natalia Grigorieva's works held in collections of Fund of Culture of Russia, Polenovo Museum, in private and corporate collections in Russia, England, Austria, Luxembourg, USA, France, Italy, Israel, Finland, Lithuania, South Korea, Japan.
“Natalia Grigorieva is a Muscovite and her art is undoubtedly rooted in Moscow poetics and cultural traditions … Her style is distinguished by a bright, perfectly measurable space, the feeling of a beautiful world generously blooming in a transparent and pure free-air environment, clear-cut shapes, plasticity of every motif…” Anatoly Kantor, arthistorian, Honored Art Workerof the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Academy of Art Critics
“I have an impression that Grigorieva is learning to expe¬rience life "in terms of painting". To experience her visual as well as historical and cultural impressions without simply illustrating the lat¬ter, naturally, but concealing them in her per¬ception of nature ("as the morning mist con¬ceals the fields…" to quote a poet.) It seems that the painting “dough” her works are made out of, preserves a physical stamp of her emo¬tions, her breathlessness, changed moods, heartbeat, her raptures, subconscious anxieties and their overcoming…” Alexander Borovsky, MA art history, head of Modern Trends Dept., The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
“One of the brightest areas in the artists creative work is her book graphics, an extremely painstaking unrewarding work that poorly compares even at a purely visual level to painting, “the most divine of all arts” (Leonardo da Vinci). The young artist’s paintings differ tangibly from her graphic works, in the first place, in terms of spirit. But it is not a result of the life and day-to-day chores of a spiritually split artist tired of struggling to find a “grand style” in art or simply a job. It undoubtedly reflects the artist’s character, uniqueness of her creative imagination, her striving for the diversity of creative solutions and poetic experiences. On the whole, Natalia Grigorieva’s paintings and graphics can be characterized as a lyrical and poetic personification of the world around us …” Olga Baldina, Art Critic
“What is so captivating about Natalia Grogorieva’s works? The viewer discovered how a young talent was delighted by the world around it. The artist gained inner vision, and not being fully aware of that new gift generously shared it with the viewer helping him to recreate together with her the world around them. This state was best of all expressed by A.Pushkin in his letter to N. Raevsky: “My soul has expanded, I feel I can create”. In her canvases her eye catches the faces of the people she loves and nature she loves just as much… The artist reached the stage of true creativity, when an artist, feeling a creator, seemed to recreate the world around him from scratch". Elena Gryaznova, Art Critic, Member of the Artists Union of Russia