Art Profile

Bekir Smolski is an artist working in different aspects of artistic creation: painting, stained glass window, mosaic, frescoes and sgrafitto.

 

1966

born in Minsk, Belarus

Education:

 

1981

graduated from Minsk school of Art

 

1985

graduated from Minsk College of Art

 

1994

graduated from Belarusian Academy of Art, Department of Monumental-Decorative Art

Professional experience:

 

1994

stained-glass window “Aspiration” (64 m2). Foyer of the Belarusian Press House, Minsk, Belarus

 

1996

monumental Altar compositions with carving elements performed on wood using an old icon technology. St. Simon and St. Helen Catholic Church, Minsk,Belarus

 

1997

stained-glass windows “Four Seasons” (24 m2). Corridors of secondary school, Krasnoznamensk-city, Moscow region, Russia

 

1998

the icon “Mother of God Budslavskaya” (in cooperation with Gennadiy Mironov) presented to the Pope from Belarusian Catholic Church (kept in Vatican)

 

1998

theme-based painting exhibition “The Light of the Black Star”, sponsored by Japanese charity organization “Kakehahi to Chernobyl”. Gallery “Master”, Minsk, Belarus

 

1998

stained-glass window "The Voyniloviches Family Emblem" (1m2). St.Simon and St.Helen Catholic Church, Minsk, Belarus

 

1999

stained-glass windows “Christmas” (diptych, 2,4 m2). St. Simon and St. Helen Catholic Church, Minsk, Belarus

 

1999

stained-glass windows “St.Maria Magdalena” and “St.Joseph” (6m2). Private collection, Hr. Rudolf Mach. Oberösterreich, Austria

 

2000

painting exhibition, Gallery “The Timmel Collection“, Florida, USA

 

2001

stained-glass window “St. Theresa” (1 m2). Oberösterreich, Catholic Church, Mittelberg near Krems, Austria

 

2002

United Nations, Vienna International Center. Painting exhibition. Art Club Gallery. Vienna, Austria

 

2004

United Nations, Vienna International Center. Painting exhibition. Art Club Gallery. Vienna, Austria

 

2005

stained-glass window: Turkish ornamental frieze cini sanati style (4,5 м2). Restaurant “Efendi”, Favoriten, Vienna, Austria

 

2005

painting exhibition “Made in Stein”. Hotel “Stein”, Salzburg, Austria

 

2005

painting exhibition “Christmas rendezvous”. Tourist agency “Robinson” and Gallery “Glasnost”, Vienna, Austria

 

2005

exhibition of stained-glass design light objects. Organized by “Kulturverein Wien Innere Stadt”, Altes Rathaus, Vienna, Austria

 

2006

painting exhibition “Art from Belarus: 20 years after Chernobyl” Cultural Centre Großrußbach, Großrußbach, Austria

 

2006

painting exhibition “Belarus artists - Chernobyl catastrophe – 20 years after”.Organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the International Organizations in Vienna. UN Vienna International Center

 

2006

painting exhibition - Bastille - Grand Marche D’Art Contemporain. Paris, France

 

2007

painting exhibition - Art Salon – Salon des Artistes Indépendants. GRAND PALAIS, Paris, France

 

2007

1-4 May: Salon de L'Orangerie, Chateu de Boisset Les Prevanches, France

 

2007

20 October - 4 November: Salon des Createurs, Provins, France
 

2008

16-29 February: painting exhibition - Gallery ART PRESENT, Paris, France
 

2008

11-23 August: 29e Salon International Artistique de Haute-Loire, Centre Pierre Cardinal, Le Puy, France
  2008 16 -26 October: Salon D'AUTOMNE, Espace AUTEUIL, Paris, France
 

2009

9-18 February: „Im verzauberten Eisland”, Gallery Meduna, Vienna, Austria
 

2009

1 October - 6 November: „Pränatale Kunst”, Gallery Meduna, Vienna, Austria
 

2009

July: International Plein-air Painting Symposium „Maria Pavlovna & Friedrich Schiller“, Weimar, Germany

 

2010

6-17 April: „Das Fliessen des Lichtes“, Gallery Time, Vienna, Austria

 

2010

26 May - 19 June: Art Festival "Culture Trail 2010", European House of Arts - Germany, Hungary, Poland, France, Holland, Great Britain
 

2011

July-August: “Sommer Impressionen”, Austria Trend Hotel Favorita- Gallery Meduna, Vienna, Austria
 

2011

3-18 November: “The Course of Light”, Gallery Academy, Belarusian Academy of Art, Minsk, Belarus
 

2012

26 April- 1 May - Art Salon – Place de la BASTILLE, Paris, France
 

2012

15-26 September: International German-Russian Plein-air Painting Symposium “DERU 2012”, Jena - Wemar, Germany
 

2012

25 September - 20 October: Art Project "DERU 2012" painting exhibition, Rathaus, Stadt Jena, Germany
 

2013

20 March - 1 April: exhibition "Kunstraum.by", organised by Belarussian State Academy of Arts, Embassy of Belarus in Austria and Gumpoldskirchen's Tradecompany, Gumpoldskirchen, Austria
 

2013

18-25 April: exhibition "Kunstraum.by", organised by Belarussian State Academy of Arts, Embassy of Belarus in Austria and Russian Culture Institute in Vienna, Vienna, Austria
 

2013

10-23 June: exhibition of Belarussian State Academy of Arts "Artspace.by", organised by Belarussian State Academy of Arts, Embassy of Belarus in Austria and Croatian Museum of School's History, Zagreb, Croatia
 

2013

19-22 September: Art Salon "Berliner Liste 2013", Berlin, Germany
 

2014

29 July – 19 August: exhibition of the Agora Gallery, New York, USA

 

2014

29 November – 11 December: exhibition „The Illusion of Reality“, Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, Italy

 

2015

2 July – 30 September: exhibition “Milan Art Expo“ during UNIVERSAL EXPO 2015, Milan, Italy

 

2015

17-25 October: 10 Xth Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy

 

2015

4 December – 5 January: group exhibition “Christmas Expo”, Galleria360, Florence, Italy

 

2016

3-23 December: group exhibition "Landscapes of the Minds", Agora Gallery, New York, USA

 

2017

21-24 April: art fair ArtExpo, New York, USA

 

2017

5-21 May: group exhibition "Ode and die Freude", organised by Belarussian State Academy of Arts, Embassy of Belarus in Austria and Gumpoldskirchen's Authorities for 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Austria, Gumpoldskirchen, Austria

 

2017

26 September - October: group exhibition "Pathways", Agora Gallery, New York, USA