Alexei Biryukoff (biryukoff)
I was born in USSR, grew up in Siberia and currently living and working in New Jersey USA.
For the last decade i have been exploring masculinity and the average man's beauty in my work, my message is that everybody is equally beautiful and I don't consider my work to be homo-erotic. Personally I think male nudity is way underrepresented in arts and media and to this day by many considered a taboo. To me what a true nude is about exposing a naked ordinary person, not masked by a gym built facade, telling its unique story by showing the marks, scars, wrinkles, and spare tire that are the land marks of its journey. My work is not meant to shock - just shake some stereotypes about what is 'appropriate' and 'normal'. Like one of my friends said: 'Normal - is a setting on your dryer'.
painter, sound artist, performer
currently living and working in Pittsburgh PA, USA
2013 Represented by Patty Deluca Gallery, Provincetown, MA USA
2012 Founding member of The XAR Foundation Inc. DE USA
2011 Moving to New Jersey USA
2008 Art Residency at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA USA / ArtsLink, NYC.
2006 Art Competition "Fresh Wind" prize of the viewers' choice – Barnaul, Russia
2004 First conceptual project (Naked Loneliness)
2002 UK experience triggered a big change in approach
2001 The Second prize at the annual Altai Region Young Artists Exhibition
2000 Graduated from the local Teacher Training Univ.
1999 First solo show
1990 Moved to Altai, Russia
1976 Born in Frunze, Kyrgyzstan
member of the art union Siberian Masters member of the Young Artists Union of Altai
works in the private collections in Russia, USA, including Hawaii, Caribbean, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Finland, Switzerland, Australia.
museumMAN Liverpool, UK
PAAM Provincetown MA, USA
CEC ArtsLink New York, USA
2013 July, Deluca Gallery, Provincetown, MA USA
2013 March - April, Deluca Gallery, Provincetown, MA USA
2009 May-June, Turina Gora Gallery, Barnaul, Russia "American Trip"
2008 November, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA USA
2007 December, pavilion of contemporary art Open Sky, Barnaul Russia
2006 February, pavilion of contemporary art Open Sky, Barnaul Russia "EVENT"
2004 April, pavilion of contemporary art Open Sky, Barnaul Russia "Naked Loneliness"
2002 May-June, Barnaul State Univ,Barnaul Russia "Space"
2001 August, Barnaul State Univ,Barnaul Russia "Islands in the Ocean"
2001 January - February, Talmenka Regional Museum, Altai Russia "Thirty Impressions"
1999 December, Talmenka Regional Museum, Altai Russia
"The First Personal Exhibition"
>> other shows:
2013 June, San Francisco USA, Zeit Geist Festival
2007 July, Barnaul, Russia Siberia Regional Young Artists Juried Exibition
2007 April - July, The Kinsey Institute Gallery, Bloomington, IN USA
Juried Erotic Art Show
2007 March, Cedar Rapids, IA USA UNcover Show
2006 March - April, Barnaul, Russia Barnaul
Contemporary Art Competition Show "Fresh Wind"
2005 October - November, Novosibirsk Russia
Siberian Masters group exhibition "Wind From The Sea"
2004 June -July, St.Petersburg Russia
The Second International Biennial of Graphics "White International Nights 2004"
2004 June - Augst, Berdsk Russia Siberian Masters group exhibition
2003 December - 2004 February, Novosibirsk Russia Siberian Masters group exhibition
2003 July, Barnaul Russia Annual Altai Young Artists Juried Exibition
2003 June, Barnaul Russia The first exhibition of the Art Group "FOUR"
2002 August, Barnaul Russia Annual Altai Young Artists Juried Exibition
2001 December - 2002, January, Barnaul Russia
Ehxibition of Art Union "Vzglyad"- "CARNIVAL"
2001 November,Barnaul Russia "Regional Altai Art Exhibition"
2001 September - October,Barnaul Russia Annual Altai Young Artists Exhibition
2000 December -2001, January, Barnaul Russia
Ehxibition of Art Union "Vzglyad"- "MILLENIUM"
2000 June, Barnaul Russia Annual Altai Young Artists Juried Exibition
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