my parents always lived an artistic life and when they had me, they had no doubts I would be an artist. By looking at them I had no doubts as well. They put me in an old suitcase, which became my first bed and my first art studio; there I found my first pencils. My parents moved from one place to another and I drew, drew, drew. That was a happy time. I used to draw on any surface I could possibly find - on paper, walls, and asphalt, everywhere. As a child I loved reading books with paintings of great artists and anatomy books. My mother used to help me finish my first drawings and my father used to explain to me what composition means and how to make a drawing complete. When I turned four, I began to call my activity “work”. Most important, I knew what art was. Now this world gives me information, and all that I see and feel - I put on paper.

-Olga Nenazhivina

 

awards

2012 The winner of the 2012 Library Fellows Competition, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C, USA

2010 150 Exhibition Selections of Curate NYC's Emerging Artists Exhibition at the Rush Arts Gallery In Chelsea, New York City, USA

2007 Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Award for Achievement in Art, Vladivostok, Russia

2006 Governor of Primorsky Region Award for Achievement in Art, Vladivostok, Russia

2006 Administration of Primorsky Region, Department of Cultural Affairs Award for Achievement in Art , Vladivostok, Russia   

2005 First place in Pastel/Graphics Category and President Award. National Juried Exhibition 2005, Plano, TX, USA

2003-2004 Administration of V.K. Arsenyev Primorsky Region Museum Award for Conceptual Idea of Eastern Diary Project in the Third Vladivostok Biennale of Visual Arts, Vladivostok, Russia

2004 Grant from Japan Foundation for Art Educators of Russian Far East for training program “Inviting Art and Education Specialists of Russian Far East” organized by Japanese Fund in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan

exhibitions

solo

2012 Sojourn, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2010 From the Edge of Vladivostok, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2007 Japanese pen and ink drawing on paper, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2006 Pen and ink drawings, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2004 ART/X/TOYAMA & Art-project - Eastern Diary - 3, Gallery B, Toyama, Japan

2003 Art-project - Oriental Diary - 2, International Exhibition Center of Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky Region, Vladivostok, Russia, Governor´s Award (catalog)

2003 Art-project - Eastern Diary, The Third Vladivostok Biennale Of Visual Arts, International Exhibition Center of Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky Region, Vladivostok, Russia

2001 Three Artists Exhibition, “Artetage” Museum of Modern Art, Vladivostok, Russia (catalogue)

1991 Russian Art, Toronto, Canada

1979 The Nenazhivin Sisters, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok, Russia

1977 Drawings of Sisters Nenazhivins, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok, Russia (catalogue)

group

2019 Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, The Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ. USA

2019 Dialogues of Imagination, Tenri Gallery, New York City, USA

2017 Echoes of the Blast, Columbia University, New York City, NY, USA

2014 Something Borrowed, Something New: Contemporary Interpretations, Bushwick Art Walk, Brooklyn, USA

2013 International Art Show / Visual Variety, 25 CPW GALLERY, New York, NY, USA

2013 The Spring Show / Shared Observations, The Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ, USA

2012 The Woman: A Study, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2012 Artists of Primorye for the SUMMIT of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok, Russia (catalog)

2010 150 Exhibition Selections of Curate NYC's Emerging Artists Exhibition at the Rush Arts Gallery In Chelsea, a juried exhibition, NYC, USA

2010 150th Anniversary of Vladivostok, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, “Artetage” Museum of Modern Art, Vladivostok, Russia (catalog)

2009 The 6th Vladivostok Biennale of Visual Arts, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok, Russia (catalog)

2009 As Seen in Black and White, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2009 Russian Contemporary Art: The Artists of Vladivostok, Museum of Modern Art, Busan, Korea (catalog)

2008 10th Regional Art Exhibition, a regional juried exhibition, Art Gallery of A. Fedotov, Khabarovsk, Russia (Juror: Honored Artists of Russian Federation) (catalog)

2008 Anniversary exhibition, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok, Russia

2008 70 years of Primorsky Organization of Union of Artists of Russia, “Artetage” Museum of Modern Art, Vladivostok, Russia (catalog)

2007 Exhibition of the Competition of Graphic Works Devoted to Andrey Kamalov's Memory, Primorye State Art Gallery, Vladivostok, Russia (catalog)

2007 The Bridge Art Fair, The Trafalgar Hotel, London, UK,  (curated by Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, NY, USA)

2007 Russian America / From Mark Chagall to Henry Khudyakov /  Russian-American art Project, National Art Gallery of Primorsky Region, Vladivostok, Russia (catalog)

2005 PAA 2005 / National Juried Exhibition, Plano TX, USA Awards received: First place in Pastel / Graphics Category and President Award (catalog) 

2005 Dynasties, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok,  Russia

2004 The Journey, International Exhibition Center of Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky Region, Vladivostok, Russia

2003 Reality or Truth / International art-project, Pushkin Theater,  Vladivostok, Russia

2003 9th Regional Art Exhibition - Far East, a regional juried exhibition, Gallery of The Artist Union of Russia, Khabarovsk,  Russia (Juror: Honored Artists of  Russian Federation) (catalog)

2003 65th Anniversary of Primorye, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok, Russia

2002 Generation of 80th, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok, Russia (catalog)

2001 Autumn Exhibition, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok, Russia

2000 Art-Face, “Artetage” Museum of Modern Art, Vladivostok, Russia

1999 Primorye Regional Exhibition, “Artetage” Museum of Modern Art, Vladivostok, Russia

1998 60th Anniversary of Primorye, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia, Vladivostok, Russia

1997 Young artists Of Primorye, “Artetage” Museum of Modern Art, Vladivostok, Russia

1997 Teacher and Students, Arseniev State Museum of Primorsky Region, Vladivostok, Russia

1995 138th Anniversary of Vladivostok, Gallery of The Union of Artists of Russia,Vladivostok, Russia

1995 II Regional Exhibition of Young Artists of the Russian Far East / Territory of Hope, Youth Committee of Administration of Primorsky region & “Artetage” Museum of Modern Art, Vladivostok, Russia (catalog)

1994 Primorye Regional Art Exhibition, “Artetage” Museum of Modern Art, Vladivostok, Russia

press

2016

2013

2012

2010

2007

  • Vainshelboim, Isaac. “How Rock and Grass are Born.” FORUM Russian-American Jewish Weekly Newspaper. New York, 08.31.2007, #147.

  • “In New York Exhibition of Olga Nenazhivina.” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, RFE/RL. New York, 15.08.2007, http://www.svoboda.org/content/news/407282.html

  • Hollerbach, Serge. “East and West.” NOVOYE RUSSKOYE SLOVO Russian-American Newspaper. New York, 08.14.2007, #33, 669.

  • Hollerbach, Serge. “Eastern Diary.” NoMI Art Magazine. Saint Petersburg, Russia, April, 2007, # 4 / 57, 40 – 41.

 2006

  • Batova, Tatiana. “By Pen and Sunny Talent. America discovered Russia through the art of Primоrsky artist.” Rossiyskaya Gazeta Daily Newspaper of record. Russia, March 17, 2006. #53 (4019).

2005

  • Floyd, Shawn. “Art Centre Show Lauds First-Timers.” Inside Entertainment News. USA, May 29, 2005, 4A.

 2004

  • Batova, Tatiana. “Miracle born from chaos,” Slovestnitsa Iskusstv Magazine. Khabarovsk, Russia, 2004, #1 (13), 84 – 87, http://issuu.com/83163/docs/si_13/85?e=5178993/1173535

  • Batova, Tatiana. “Journey with the Follow Up. One More Photo-Glance at Japan.” Vladivostok Daily Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, Nov. 2004.

  • Shugaylo, Tatiana. “Connecting line of the beauty.” NOVOSTI Daily NewspaperNov.16, 2004. http://daily.novostivl.ru/archive/?sstring=&year=&f=ct&t=041116ct01

  • Berchanskaya, lyubov. “One Canvas and 20 Artists. Eastern Diary Project in Toyama.” Vladivostok Daily Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, 10.22.2004.

  • Dilaktorskaya, Olga. “Eastern Diary as a Bridge of Art.” Arsenyaevskie Vesti Weekly Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, 10.06.2004, #40 (603), http://www.arsvest.ru/archive/issue603/world/view5695.html

  • “Visiting Contemporary Art Museum in Toyama.” Kitanihon Shimbun. Japan, Sept. 3, 2004.

  • “Join Exhibition with the Artist from Vladivostok.” Kitanihon Shimbun. Japan, Sept. 2, 2004.

  •  “Fine art exhibition dedicated to the friendship with Vladivostok.” KBN News. Japan, Sept. 2, 2004.

2003

  • Dilaktorskaya, Olga. “Eastern Elegy.” Arsenyaevskie Vesti Weekly Newspaper, Vladivostok, Russia, 12.25.2003, #52 (563), http://www.arsvest.ru/archive/issue563/world/view4095.html

  •  Vishnyovskaya, Mila. “Pages of Eastern Diary.” NOVOSTI Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, 11.26.2003.

  • Mirzin, Eugene. “Local Artists Were Invited to Toyama.” Konkurent Weekly Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, 11.25-30.2003, #46 (656).

  • Mazneva, Tatiana. “Eastern Diary Continued.” Konkurent Weekly Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, 10.05.2003, #38 (648).

  •  Filipova, Svetlana. “Where The Heart of The Biennially is Beating.” NOVOSTI Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, July 10, 2003.

 2002

 2001

  • Koritko, Svetlana. “Horizons” of Nenazhivin Artists.” Konkurent Weekly Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, 08.21.2001, # 32 (540).

  • Gerasimova, Anastasiya. “Nenazhivins in Artetage. Irina, Olga and Valery.” NOVOSTI Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, 08.21.2001, http://daily.novostivl.ru/archive/?sstring=&year=&f=ct&t=010821ct0

  • Gerasimova, Anastasiya. “Nenazhivins as a Family.” NOVOSTI Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, 08 08.16.2001.

  • Bogemsky, Dmitry. “A triple portrait in a family interior.” Komsomolskaya Pravda Daily Newspaper. Russia, 08.15.2001.

  • A.Gorbonos. “Triptych of Nenazhivins.” UTRO ROSSII Daily Newspaper. Russia, 08.02.2001, #158 (2556).

 1977

  • M.Briman. “Young Artists.” Sovetskaya Kultura Weekly Newspaper. Russia, 09.06.1977, #72 (5080).

  • V.Semkin. “Taking Care of Our World.” DAL'NEVOSTOCHNYY MORYAK Daily Newspaper. Russia, 06.07.1977, # 65 (7313).

  • V.Anikeyev. Sovetskaya Rossiya Weekly Newspaper.  Russia, 06.05.1977, # 131 (6379).

  • A. Tarasov. Komsomolskaya Pravda Daily Newspaper. Russia, 05.29.1977.

  • T.Orehov. “Sisters Drawing,” Krasnoye Znamya Daily Newspaper. Russia, 05.21.1977, #118 (17959).

  • O.Timofeev. “Sun in Every Drawing,” Pacific Komsomolets Daily Newspaper. Vladivostok, Russia, 05.19.1977, # 60 (4096).