About Me

Biography

Born in 1968 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, this young master has emerged as one of the most important artists of his time. Trained first at the district art school before entering the Repin Institute, Blokhin attained a solid academic foundation in art which can be traced, admired and interpreted today in some of Russia’s famous masters from the turn of the 20th century.

While cultivating ideals realised by many of his predecessors in Russian art theory, Blokhins’ search towards a traditional expressive language consumed him in his early academic years. It was not until he entered the Academy of Arts that he began to search the canons of those who broke with tradition and shook up thematic artistic views, that he found his own distinct style. His ability has not gone unnoticed including the Grand Prize at the American Society of Portrait Artists 2002 competition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Grand Prize from the Portrait Society of America, Boston, in 2004.

“Nikolai Blokhin’s numerous exhibitions around the world, his commercial success, his critical acclaim, and his many awards combined with his prestigious position as Professor of Drawing at the Saint-Petersburg Academy of Arts are all contributors in making his name famous in the art world.”

B. Eric Rhoads
Chairman / Streamline Publishing Inc., Publisher / Editor-in-Chief Fine Art Connoisseur and Plein Art Magazines

 

Education:– 1980-1982 – Art School for gifted children

– 1982-1985 – St. Petersburg Middle Art School

– 1989-1995 – St. Petersburg Academy of Art

– 1995-2000 – Postgraduate studies of the Easel Painting studio under guidance of member of Academy, Professor Reihet

– 1995-2000 – Teacher of drawing in St.Petersburg Academy of Art

– 2000-2016 – Professor of drawing in St.Petersburg Academy of Art


Museum Collections:

  • Russia, St. Petersburg “State Russian Museum of Arts”
  • Russia, St. Petersburg “Museum of Theater”
  • Russia, St. Peterburg, The Russian Academy of Fine Arts Museum
  • Russia, Moscow, Politechnical Museum
  • Russia, Kazan, The State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Russia, Saratov, The Radischev State Museum of Fine Arts in Saratov
  • Russia, Voronezh, The Kramskoy Regional Museum of Fine Arts in Voronezh
  • Russia, Samara, The Samara Regional Museum of Fine Arts
  • Russia, Ekaterinburg, The Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts
  • USA, Taos, Taos Art Museum & Fechin House
  • USA, Jersey City, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art
  • China, Beijing, Beijing Contemporary Art Museum
  • China, Beijing, Chinese National Gallery of Modern Ar
  • Czech Republic, Prague, National Gallery in Prague
  • Finland, Helsinki, Finnish National Gallery

Gallery and Private Collections:

  • Russia, Moscow “Parliament Center”
  • Russia, Russian Company “Gazprom”
  • China, Shenyang, Art Gallery of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts
  • Netherlands, “Prince of Orange Collection”
  • Belgium, “European Parliament”
  • USA, “Finley Collection”
  • USA, San Francisco, “Richard Thomas Galleries”
  • USA, Chicago “Hilligoss Galleries”
  • USA, Park City “Richard Thomas Galleries”
  • USA, Carmel “Richard Thomas Galleries”
  • USA, The Award-Winning Studio of Long Grove Galleries
  • USA, Laguna Beach “Forest Gallery”
  • USA, Vail,”Fine Art Gallery”
  • USA, Santa Fee,”The Downey Gallery”
  • USA, Gearge and Sherry Demier
  • USA, Dr. Carl Fieser and Dr. Merele Fieser
  • USA, Gordon and Jeanne Van Amburgh
  • USA, Anthony Quinn – Academy Award winning
  • USA, Suzanne Somers – Movie star
  • Russia, Maria Sittel – Television host
  • Russia, Sergei Krikalev – Astronaut
  • Russia, Nikolai Burov – General Director of Museum complex of Saint Isaac’s Cathedral
  • Russia, Mikhail Piotrovsky – General Director of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

Many other works are found globally in private collections.

 

40 International Personal Exhibitions.

  • 1989 – USSR, Leningrad “Young Artist of Leningrad”
  • 1989 – Finland, Turku “Varission Kirjasto”
  • 1990 – USSR, Moscow “Young Artists of the USSR”
  • 1991 – Poland, Warsaw “Young Artists”
  • 1991 – USSR, Moscow ” Young Artists of Leningrad”
  • 1991 – Indonesia, Jakarta The first Soviet-Indonesian Art Exhibition
  • 1992 – Russia, St. Petersburg “Personal Exhibition at the Cinema Center”
  • 1992 – France, Paris, ARCOLE
  • 1993 – Italy, Rome “Modern Art of St. Petersburg”
  • 1993 – Russia, St. Petersburg “Forum” Gallery
  • 1993 – England, London “Cultural Days of St. Petersburg”
  • 1994 – Germany, Hamburg ” Days of Russian Culture”
  • 1995 – Russia, St.Petersburg “Museum of the Russian Academy of Art”
  • 1995 – Russia, Moscow “Exhibit of postgraduate Artists from Moscow and St. Petersburg”
  • 1995 – USA, Chattanooga Tennessee “Expressions from Russia”
  • 1996 – Netherlands, Hague “Master Classes”
  • 1997 – Belgium, “Autumn of the Artist Union, St. Petersburg”
  • 1997 – Finland, Solo “Master Classes”
  • 1998 – China, Shanghai “St. Petersburg Artist’s Exhibition”
  • 1998 – France, Marseilles “Christmas Exhibition from St.Petersburg Academy of Art”
  • 1999 – USA, LasVegas “Art Expo-1999”
  • 1999 – USA, Carmel “Personal Exhibition”
  • 2000 – USA, New York “Art Expo-2000”
  • 2000 – USA, San Francisco “Art Expo-2000”
  • 2000 – USA, San Francisco “Richard Thomas Galleries”
  • 2001 – USA, Palm Springs “International Art Fair”
  • 2001 – USA, San Francisco “Art Expo-2001”
  • 2001 – USA, Chicago, Personal Exhibition “Hilligoss Galleries”
  • 2001 – USA, Park City “Cultural Program of the 2002 Winter Olympics”
  • 2002 – USA, Palm Springs “International Art Fair”
  • 2002 – USA, New York City “Portrait Competition of the American Society of Portrait Artists(ASOPA)
  • 2002 – USA, Chicago,Personal Exhibition “Hilligoss Galleries”
  • 2003 – USA, Las Vegas, “Galleria di Sorrento”
  • 2003 – USA, Carmel, “Classic Art Gallery”
  • 2003 – USA, Palm Springs, “International Art Fair”
  • 2003 – USA, San Francisco, General Consulate of the Russian Federation “Personal Exhibition”
  • 2004 – USA, Palm Springs, “International Art Fair”
  • 2004 – USA,Carmel,”Classic Art Gallery”-Personal Exhibition
  • 2004 – USA, San Jose,California “Personal Exhibition”
  • 2005 – USA,Santa Fe,”The Downey Gallery”-Personal Exhibition
  • 2005 – USA,Chicago, “Hilligoss Galleries”-Personal Exhibition
  • 2006 – Russia, St. Petersburg, “Central Exhibition Hall of the Artists Union of St. Petersburg – Personal Exhibition
  • 2006 – Russia, Moscow, The Polytechnical Museum – Personal Exhibition
  • 2007 – Russia, Moscow International Art Salon in the Central House of the Artist
  • 2007 – USA, Carmel, “Classic Art Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2007 – USA, Santa Fe, “The Downey Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2007 – USA, Chicago, “Hilligoss Galleries” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2007 – USA, Las Vegas, “Las Vegas Art Expo 2007”
  • 2008 – USA, Taos, Taos Art Museum & Fechin House – Personal Exhibition
  • 2008 – USA, Santa Fe, “The Downey Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2008 – USA, Laguna Beach “Forest Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2009 – USA, Chicago, “Hilligoss Galleries” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2009 – USA, Palm Desert, “Classic Art Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2009 – USA, San Francisco, General Consulate of the Russian Federation – Personal Exhibition
  • 2010 – Russia, St. Petersburg, Central Exposition Halls of The State Museum of The Russian Academy of Arts
    – Personal Exhibition
  • 2010 – Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod State Exhibition Hall – Personal Exhibition
  • 2010 – Monaco, Monte-Carlo, “Art Monaco 2010”
  • 2010 – Russia, Kazan, The State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan – Personal Exhibition
  • 2010 – Russia, Moscow, Central House of the Artist – Personal Exhibition
  • 2010 – Russia, Voronezh, The Kramskoy Regional Museum of Fine Arts – Personal Exhibition
  • 2010 – Russia, Saratov, The Radischev Museum of Fine Arts – Personal Exhibition
  • 2010 – USA, Palm Desert, “Classic Art Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2011 – USA, Chicago, “Hilligoss Galleries” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2011 – Russia, Samara, Gallery “Babilon” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2011 – Russia, Ekaterinburg, The Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts – Personal Exhibition
  • 2012 – Russia, Moscow, Exposition Hall of Federation Council of Russia – Personal Exhibition
  • 2012 – USA, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Fine Art Show
  • 2012 – USA, Aspen, E. S. Lawrence Gallery- Personal Exhibition
  • 2012 – USA, Palm Desert, “Classic Art Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2012 – USA, Chicago, “Hilligoss Galleries” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2013 – USA, Chicago, International Antiques & Art Fair
  • 2013 – USA, Chicago, “Hilligoss Galleries” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2014 – USA, Carmel-by-the-sea, “Classic Art Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2014 – China, Shanghai, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts SIVA
  • 2015 – China, Shanghai, Quan Shanshi Shanghai Art Center
  • 2015 – USA, Las Vegas, “Arte Fino Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2015 – USA, Laguna Beach, “Elena Fine Art Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2016 – USA, Indiana Wells, Indiana Wells International Art Show
  • 2016 – USA, New York, New York Art Show
  • 2016 – Taiwan, Taipei, Art Taipei
  • 2017 – USA, Laguna Beach, “Elena Fine Art Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2017 – USA, Las Vegas, “Arte Fino Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2017 – USA, San Diego, “Agora Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2018 – USA, Carmel-by-the-sea, “Classic Art Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2018 – USA, San Diego, “Agora Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2019 – USA, Carmel-by-the-sea, “Classic Art Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2019 – USA, San Diego, “Agora Gallery” – Personal Exhibition
  • 2019 – USA, San Diego, “Art San Diego”- Contemporary Art Show