Ivanova Maria

Иванова Мария

Maria Ivanova was born in Moscow in 1970 into the family of artists. In 1989, she entered Moscow Art College named after the year 1905, whereher first teachers were А. М. Shelegeda, S. G. Struchkov, U. М. Karpushin. Upon graduation in 1994, she joined Moscow Union of Artists and at the same time enrolled at Surikov Institute where she went on with her artistic education with М. М. Kurilko-Rumin, N. N. Merkushev and R. I. Lebedeva.

Since 1992 Maria Ivanova has been an active participant of Moscow Union of Artists’ exhibitions and from 2001 to 2005 the painter was employed at creative workshops of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts headed by M. М. Kurilko-Rumin.


"...What can I give art? So far, I have only been partaking of it... Energy, mood, knowledge, feelings, patience, presentiment of a mistake and confidence in reliability... I paint when I can’t help it – it can be said so… I do not express my attitude to goings-on with the help of art. I am trying to understand what is going on. When understanding I may be stunned, delighted, upset, or devastated...

...Still life is a dialogue, an argument, sometimes even a heated one. I never know what will come out in advance. That’s my peculiarity. Someone can see an ideal in their mind and move toward it. I don’t. I never want anything definite. Initial «decision» is for me, for my mindset, for my hand, and not for the canvas. It’s not only me who works there. And I cannot control it...

...Art will live without me, I will have difficulty living without it...

...I am happy when I paint...

Maria Ivanova

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