biography

Aleksey Ivanovich Novikov, born on April 15, 1931 in the Orel region in Russia.
Professional artist- painter, member of Association of Artists of Russia previously
known as a creative union Soviet , member of the Russia Academy of Fine Arts ,
Soviet nonconformist, a philosopher, paints in the naive genre.

He belongs to the generation of Moscowian Soviet Nonconformist Art painters who have been shaped
by the demise of the Soviet Union. Novikov joined the Union of Soviet Artists in 1964.
Since 1958, Alexey Novikov has participated in over a hundred personal exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world, including the first show of nonconformist art.

Works by Novikov can be found in the collections of major museums: the State
Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Ludwig
Museum and major public collections in Russia, Europe, and the United States.
Lives in Moscow, Russia.

 

Life

As a young boy Alexey grew up during the Second World War, he served six years
in the Northen Navy as submariner in Murmansk at port Vidiayvo. Veteran of the
Second World War. He attended the Ilja-Repin college of Fine Arts, and continued his
study at Riga Academy of Fine Arts.

Alexey belongs to the generation of artists produced in the former Soviet Union from 1953-1990 (after the death of Joseph Stalin and until the advent of Perestroika and Glasnost) outside of the of main streem so called Socialist Realism.

Alexey participated in the exhibitions Interart-87 at Art Fair, Poznan, Poland, at the XIV International Art Fair “Perestroyka”, Rome, Italy, at the International Art Fair “Herbst”, Frankfurt, Germany.

Personal exhibition “Soviet Art of Glasnost”, at the “Du Cygne” Gallery, Geneva 1989, exhibition at the "Morgan Manor”, San-Francisco, USA, exhibition at the Russian Chamber of Commerce, Moscow.

In 1993 Alexey Novikov and Igor Novikov had a joint art show in the Tretyakov
Gallery in Moscow.

Alexey Novikov personal exhibition „Shchusev State Museum of
Architecture” in Moscow 1995.

1997 Personal exhibition at the Russian Foundation of
Culture, Moscow.

2001 Personal exhibition "Im Höchhus" Gallery, Küsnacht, Switzerland.

Personal exhibition at the Du Château Gallery, Môtiers, Switzerland, with the support of the Russian Embassy in Switzerland. 2002 "Artistes russes" exhibition Igor Novikov and Alexey Novikov, Valeri Zelinski, Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, supported by the Russian Embassy in Switzerland, Switzerland.

2003 personal exhibition at Design Center, Langenthal, Switzerland, with support of
the Russian Embassy in Switzerland.

2004 personal exhibition at "O" Gallery, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. 2005 personal exhibition at Altstadhalle, Zug,Switzerland. Personal exhibition at Au Paon Gallery, Avenches, Switzerland.

2006 personal exhibition Gartenflugel Gallery, Ziegelbrucke, Switzerland. Personal exhibition at Adler Gallery, Geneva, Gstaad, Switzerland and London.

2007 exhibition at Europe 39; ART Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland.

2008 personal exhibition at the Gallery in Schloss Hünigen, Switzerland.

Personal exhibition Se Park, Thun, Switzerland.

Personal exhibition at Franziskanergasse Gallery, Salzburg, Austria.
Personal exhibition Alexey Novikov gallery Kunsberatung, Zürich 2011.

Personal retrospective exhibition gallery Klosbach 45, Zürich.

 

Exhibitions

In 2018
Personal exhibition , Hermitage Fine Art Monaco France (catalogue).

2017
Personal exhibition Gallery ARKA, Moscow.

2016
Personal retrospective exhibition Plyos State Museum of Landscape of history, architecture and art , Russia.

2015
Personal retrospective exhibition Russian Academy of Arts Moscow (catalogue).

2014
Personal retrospective exhibition gallery Klosbach 45, Zürich.

2013
Personal exhibition at the Russian Chamber of Commerce, Moscow.

2012
Personal retrospective exhibition at the Russian Contemporary Arts Foundation, Zürich.

2011
Personal retrospective exhibition gallery Klosbach 45, Zürich.
Personal exhibition and Alexey Novikov gallery Kunsberatung, Zürich.

2010

Personal exhibition Se Park, Thun, Switzerland.
Personal exhibition and Igor Novikov gallery Klosbach 45, Zürich.

2009
Personal exhibition at Franziskanergasse Gallery, Salzburg, Austria.

2008
Personal exhibition at Au Paon Gallery, Avenches, Switzerland.

2007
Personal exhibition gallery Spillgerte, Enetchirel, Switzerland.

Exhibition at Europ'ART Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland, with catalogue.

2006
Personal exhibition Gartenflugel Gallery, Ziegelbrucke, Switzerland.
Personal exhibition at Adler Gallery, Geneva, Gstaad, Switzerland, London, UK.

2005
Personal exhibition at Altstadhalle, Zug, Switzerland.

2004
Personal exhibition at "O" Gallery, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

2003
Personal exhibition at the Gallery in Schloss Hünigen, Switzerland.
Personal exhibition at Design Center, Langenthal, Switzerland, with support of the Russian Embassy in Switzerland.

2002
Personal exhibition at the Du Château Gallery, Môtiers, Switzerland, with support of the Russian Embassy in Switzerland" Artistes russes" exhibition at the City Museum "Le Manoir de la Ville de Martigny" supported by the Russian Embassy in Switzerland, Switzerland, with catalogue.

2001
Personal exhibition " Im Höchhus" Gallery, Küsnacht, Switzerland.

2000
Exhibition at " O" Gallery, Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

1999
Personal exhibition at the Callet Molin gallery, Vevey, Switzerland.

1997
Personal exhibition at the Russian Foundation of Culture, Moscow.

1995
Personal exhibition at the “Radisson-Slavyanskaya” Hotel in Moscow.
Personal exhibition „Shchusev State Museum of Architecture” an. Moscow
Conservatory, Moscow 1995.

1994
Personal exhibition at the Russian Chamber of Commerce, Moscow.

1993
Exhibition and Igor Novikov at the Museum " State Tretyakov Gallery" Moscow. Catalogue issued.

1991
Personal exhibition at the "Morgan Manor”, San-Francisco, USA, with catalogue.

1990
Personal exhibition “Soviet Art of Glasnost”, at the “Du Cygne” Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland.

1989
Exhibition at the International Art Fair “Herbst”, Frankfurt, Germany, with catalogue.

1988
Exhibited at the XIV International Art Fair “Perestroyka”, Rome, Italy, with catalogue.

1987
INTERART-87 exhibition at Art Fair, Poznan, Poland.
“Soviet Avant-Garde” exhibition at the Art Fair, Buenos Aires, Argentine.

 

Collection

• Ministry of Culture of Russia, Moscow
• State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
• Russia’s Foundation of Culture, Moscow
• State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
• State Moscow’s Duma
• Museum of Modern Art , Moscow
• The Costakis Collection, Athens
• Russia’s Chamber of Commerce
• The Russian Academy of Arts
• Russian Contemporary Arts Foundation, Zürich
• Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm
• Museum of Contemporary Art, Novosibirsk
• Bank SKA, Switzerland
• Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, Kolodzei Art Foundation

 

USA

• Museum of Contemporary Art, Bischkek (ehemals Frunse), Kirgisistan
• Museum of Modern Art, Semipalatinsk
• The State Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
• Corbusier House, Switzerland
• The Ludwig Museum
• Museum of Contemporary Art, Irkutsk
• Adler, Geneva, London
• Bank of Austria
• Partiy, A. Mineev, London
• Museum of Modern Art, Nikolaev
• Polish Foundation of Modern Art
• Nekrasow, Moscow
• Museum of Modern Art “MARS”, Moscow
• Gorbatchev’s Foundation
• Collection of Talochkin, Moscow
• Collection of Nutovitch, Moscow
• Morgan

 

Literature

• Alexey Novikov Personal retrospective exhibition Russian
Academy of Arts Moscow (catalogue)
• Alexey Novikov personal exhibition „ Shchusev State Museum of Architecture ” in
Moscow 1995
• „The Tretykov Gallery”. The Master Painters: Alexey Novikov. Edition for the Solo
Exhibition. Text in English. ARX Geneva: Studio Editions, 1993
• „Artistes Russes". Igor Novikov and Alexey Novikov, Yuri Zubenko, Valeri Zelinski, Le
Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Switzerland 2002.