Education:

Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.M.F.A., Painting & Multiple Media, May 2002
Technological Institute of Art Textile Design, Vitebsk, Belarus, MFA, Textile Design, June 1992

Also studied at:

“Painting’s Edge”, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
Crimson on Volga Arts College, Kostroma, Russia
Moscow Technological University, Moscow, Russia
Kipaipai Professional Development Workshop, Carey Institute for Global Good, New York
Kipaipai Professional Development Workshop, Joshua Tree CA

 

Mela M Curatorial Projects:

Marc Chagall Museum Curatorial Project 20011 “Wonder Ship”:
This slide exhibition of 26 artists Curated by Los Angeles based artist Mela M

MOCA Curatorial Project 2006 “From America”: www.mocaminsk.com
This exhibition of 55 American artists from 26 cities, curated by Los Angeles based artist Mela M

OC McNish Gallery, Zeitgeist Architectonia at the Event Horizon, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA
This slide exhibition of 10 artists Curated by Los Angeles based artist Mela M

 

Selected Solo & Group Exhibitions:

2021
Painting Architecture, Solo Exhibit, Museum of Art and History, MOAH, Lancaster

2020
Giada Ferri Press Office, The Eviction, curated by Gabi Minedi. Patrizio Maria, Sandro Bongiani, Joe Gabriel Walsh, Tortoreto Lido Te, Italy, (May-June)
Carnegie Art Museum’s Studio Gallery, Retrograde. The Authority of Color at the Speed of Light, Solo Exhibit, curated by Zara Monet Feeney, Oxnard CA, (Feb.- May)
Tufenkian Fine Arts, That Layered Look: Theme and Variations, curated by Peter Frank, Glendale, Ca (Jan.-Feb.)

2019
The National Art Center and Museum of Tokyo, 19th Japan International Art Exchange Exhibition, curated by Katsu Shimmin, Japan (Nov.)
OC McNish Gallery, Zeitgeist Architectonia at the Event Horizon, Group Exhibition, Oxnard College, Oxnard CA, (Sept.-Oct.16)
Hudson Valley MOCA ,  1st Annual Exhibition, Juried by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum, Peekskill, NY
OC McNish Gallery, Losing Gravity in the Orbiting Megatropolis, Solo Exhibition, Oxnard College, Oxnard CA, (Jan 23.-Feb. 29)
Durden and Ray, REPEATING FRAGMENTS curated by Ed Gomez and Brian Thomas Jones., Los Angeles, CA, (June)
Durden and Ray,  Partita, Los Angeles, CA, (December)

2018
Long Beach Museum of Art, “Time and Space”, Group Exhibit, Long Beach, CA, (Feb. 16-May 13)
Durden and Ray,  Partita, Los Angeles, CA, (December)

2017
Makii Masaru Fine Arts, “481 Degrees of Archaeological Genesis In The Primordial Oceans of Yanoguni”, Solo Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan, (June 3-20)
Makii Masaru Fine Arts, “A City of Architectonic Metamorphosis for The Common Era by Mela M”, Solo Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan (April 28-10 June)
Citrus College, Citrus Art Gallery, “The Only Way Out Is In”, Group Exhibit, Curated by Rochelle Botello, Glendora, CA (March 1-May 12)
Long Beach Museum of Art, “Abundant Bountiful & Beautiful” Group Exhibit, Long Beach, CA (Nov. 10, 2016–March 19, 2017)

2016
Long Beach Museum of Art, “Abundant Bountiful & Beautiful” Group Exhibit, Long Beach, CA (Nov. 10, 2016–March 19, 2017)
TAM, Torrance Art Museum, CSUDH, Mas Attack, Torrance, CA (Nov.)
Kobe Design University ESPAS Gallery-1, LA x KOBE Exchange Exhibit, “My Life”, Curated by Kaoru Hironaka, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan
Kobe Design University Art + Design, Art Department Gallery-2, LA x KOBE Exchange Exhibit, “My Life”, Curated by Kaoru Hironaka, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan
San Diego Art Institute, Mas Attack, San Diego, CA (Jan.)

2015
Masur Museum of Art, 52nd Annual Competition Curated by Benjamin M. Hickey & Sandra Firmin, Monroe, LA (March-June)

2014
Alexandria Museum of Art, 26th September Competition Curated by Stewart Nachmias, Alexandria, LA (Sept.-Nov.)

2013
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito, Santa Monica, CA

2012
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito, Santa Monica, CA

2011
Shoshana Wayne Gallery, “Chain Letter”, Santa Monica, CA (July 23-August 23)
Marc Chagall Museum, “Constructed Horizon”, Vitebsk, Belarus (March-April) Solo Ex
Marc Chagall Museum, “Obese Animals”, Vitebsk, Belarus (March-April) Solo Exhibition
SMoMA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito, Santa Monica, CA

2010
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Cult Films Show, (March 29 -April 3, 2010)
Bunny Gunner Gallery, “For Roland”, Pomona, CA (Sept.10-Oct. 2)
643 Project Space “Spatial Conditions”, Ventura, CA (Feb.)
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito, Santa Monica, CA

2009
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Incognito, Santa Monica, CA
Los Angeles; I-5 Gallery, “Small Paintings” Los Angeles, CA (Oct.)

2008
The 809 Gallery, “Constructed Shapes”, Solo Exhibition​, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada (February 27), (This exhibition was sponsored by Alberta College of Art + Design)
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, Incognito, Santa Monica, Ca

2007
Riverside Art Museum, “Keeping it Straight: Right Angles and Hard Edges in Contemporary Southern California Art”, Curated by Peter Frank, (This exhibition was sponsored by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation ) Riverside, CA (Nov. 17-Jan. 12, 2008)​
Riverside Art Museum, “Painting’s Edge”, Curated by Peter Frank, Riverside, CA (July-August- September)​
University of Redlands, Faculty 2007, Redlands, CA (Sept/ Oct)​
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, Incognito, Santa Monica, CA​
Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA (June)​
The Brewery Project, “Houseguests”, Los Angeles, CA (Feb.-May) www.SaveDarfur.org, www.hausgallery.com

2006
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA​
Riverside Community College District, Landis Art Center Gallery, Faculty 2006, Riverside, CA (Sept/ Oct)​
MOCA Minsk, Museum of Contemporary Art, “View” Solo Exhibition​, (This exhibition was partially sponsored by the Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles, CA), Minsk, Belarus (June-July)
MOCA Minsk, Museum of Contemporary Art, “From America”, This exhibition of 55 American artists from 26 cities, curated by Los Angeles based artist Mela M., Minsk, Belarus​ Los Angeles;
I-5 Gallery, “Small Paintings” Los Angeles, CA

2005
Crocker Art Museum, Crocker–Kingsley Exhibition, Juried by a painter Mel Ramos, Sacramento​
Colony Gallery, Curated by Mona Casey and Paul McAree, Birmingham, UK​
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, “Incognito” Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA​
Lawrence Asher Gallery, “Perspective: Linear, Spacial and Otherwise”, Los Angeles, CA​
Tangent Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, “Double Take”, San Francisco, CA​ UICA, Urban Institute / Museum for Contemporary Art, Portal Spaces, Solo Exhibition, Grand Rapids, MI (This exhibition was supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts)
Stellar Somerset Gallery, “Spatial Dimensions” Palo Alto, CA  Solo Exhibition

2004
Patricia Faure Gallery “Summer Camp”, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
Patricia Faure Gallery “White on White” Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA (March)​
Sacred Voice Gallery “2nd Annual Exhibit” Toronto, Ontario, Canada​
Duke University, Bryan University Center, Louise Jones Brown Gallery, “Spatial Space and Architecture”. (This exhibition was sponsored by Duke University), Durham NC Solo Exhibition​
CAM, Coos Art Museum “Expressions West 2004”, First Prize Winner, Juried by James Mattingly Professor of Art, Emeritus, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Coos Bay, OR​
Santa Barbara City College, Atkinson Gallery, Small Images 2004, Juror: Bennett Roberts of Roberts & Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles CA, Santa Barbara, CA​
COCA, Center on Contemporary Art, Northwest Annual Exhibit, Juried by Ken Lum Professor of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia, Seattle, WA
​SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, “Incognito” Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA​
LA Artcore, Wallworks, Juried by Alma Ruiz, associate Curator of MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, LA
​Tangent Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, “Double Take”, San Francisco, CA. (March-May)
Viridian Artist @ Chelsea, Slide Exhibition, 15th Annual Juried Exhibition, Juried by Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum in New York City, New York, NY​
The 10th Annual Los Angeles Art Show benefiting the Art Museum Council of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, Santa Monica, CA; Los Angeles Art Association

2003
Phoenix Gallery “National Juried Competition”, juried by assistant curator Lilian Tone, New York Museum of Modern Art, Department of Painting and Sculpture, New York, (June-July)​
Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, Solo Exhibition​, CA
Whittier Art Gallery & Association, “Space & Architecture”, Whittier CA
Solo Exhibition​ Bluebird Art House “New Drawings and Paintings”, Whittier, CA
Andrewshire Gallery Solo Exhibition, Los Angeles,CA (Desember)
Market Gallery, Three-person show, Los Angeles, CA (December)
Wurdemann Gallery, “Transformations”, Los Angeles, CA (October)
​Clarion Gallery, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA (September)​
The Second City Council, “Why Art?”, juried by assistant curator Dr Rachel Teagle, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MOCASD), Long Beach, CA (August)
​The Office-An Art Space, “Brush”, Huntington Beach, CA (August / September)
LA Artcore/Brewery Annex, “Wallworks” 20th annual juried competition (Third place winner) by critic, collector & art consultant Neil Menzies, Los Angeles, CA (May)
​Off Rose Secret Gallery, “
Outside In”, Two-person show, Venice. CA, (May)
Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, “Make Yourself at Home”, juried by Perry Tessel, Artbrokering .com, L.A. CA  (April)
​I-5 Gallery, The Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles, CA, (April)​
B.J. Spoke Gallery, “EXPO XXII” National Juried Five Person Show, Selected by Susan Cross, assistant curator of New York Guggenheim Museum, Huntington, New York. (March)​
Tangent Contemporary Art, “Cities and Memory”, San Francisco, CA, (Mar-May)
Los Angeles Art Association, “100% Natural” L.A., CA, (February / March), juried by Barbara Drucker of UCLA Department of Art.​ “White Planes”, Juried by Michelle Isenberg, LA, CA Selah Artistic Giving Center, Story of Homelessness, Los Angeles, CA

2002
Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA, (December)​
Crazy Space, “De Con Struct”, Installation / Performance, Three Person Show, Santa Monica, CA (October)​
Peggy Phelps Gallery, Solo Exhibition​, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Solo Atrium Installation, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont Ca Solo Exhibition​ Bergamot Station Arts Center, bgh Main Gallery, “Memory & Metonymy” Santa Monica, CA (Aug.) {Catalog}
Solo Exhibition​ Off Rose Secret Gallery, “City Popps”, Three-person show, Venice. CA (October)
​Hollywood Digital (LAAA), “An Exhibition of Twelve Artists” Hollywood, CA (Sept.-Nov.)
​LA Art Association, “Location, Location, Location” Los Angeles, CA (July)
​Hollywood Digital (LAAA), Hollywood, CA (June-Aug)​
Claremont Graduate University, Peggy Phelps Gallery Solo Show (May)​
Claremont Community Foundation, Claremont, CA (April)​
Claremont Graduate University, Back Office Space, Claremont CA (Mar)​
Claremont Graduate University, Front Office Space, Claremont CA (Jan.)

2001
CGU Art Gallery “Insite Incite” Installation, Claremont CA, (Dec)​
Claremont Graduate University, Solo Atrium Installation, Claremont, CA (Nov)​
Artist’s Contemporary Art Gallery “Introductions”, Sacramento, CA, (July)​
Claremont Graduate University Art Gallery, Claremont, CA (May)​
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, Open Studios, (May)​
Artist’s Contemporary Gallery, “New Drawings” Sacramento, CA
S. Bay Area Arts Alliance Gallery, Solo Exhibition​, Gardena, CA
Harmony Works Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA ​ Santa Ana Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA (May)​
“How Original” Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, (Apr. -June)

2000
Artist’s Contemporary Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA, (Dec)​
Claremont Graduate University East Gallery “Fresh Meat”, Claremont, CA, (Oct)​
Harmony Works Gallery, “Space Continuum” Redondo Beach, CA, Solo Exhibition
​Harmony Works Gallery, Redondo Beach, Ca​ South Bay Area Arts Alliance Gallery, Gardena, CA​
Guggenheim Museum, Chapman University, Orange CA (Honorable Mention-7th Orange Open)​
Santa Ana Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

1999
South Bay Area Arts Alliance Gallery, Gardena, CA​
Articulture Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA (Dec)​
Long Beach Art Gallery “Wheels Show”, Long Beach, CA​
South Bay Area Arts Alliance Gallery, Selected Paintings, Gardena, CA
Solo Exhibition​ Harmony Works Gallery Redondo Beach, CA
Articulture Gallery “Coming to Los Angeles”, Hermosa Beach, CA (Oct/Nov)

1998
Diane McKinney Gallery, Venice, CA ​ South Bay Area Arts Alliance Gallery, Gardena, CA
1997 Diane McKinney Gallery, Venice, CA

1996
Technological Design & Fashion College Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia​
Teahouse Gallery, Summer Garden, Saint Petersburg, Russia​
Teahouse Gallery, Summer Garden, Small Paintings, Saint Petersburg, Russia,
Solo Exhibition​ Nefski Prospect Art Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

1995
Technological Design & Fashion College Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia​
Technological Fashion College Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia ​
Nefski Prospect Art Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia​
Baltiysky Dom Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Russia

1994
Nefski Prospect Art Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia​
Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin, near Saint Petersburg, Russia​
Nefski Prospect Art Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia​
Nevski Prospekt Art Gallery, Batik, Solo Exhibition​, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Technological Fashion College Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Solo Exhibition

1993
Nefski Prospect Art Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia​
Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin, near Saint Petersburg, Russia​
State Art Gallery, Vitebsk, Belarus​
State Art Gallery, Minsk, Belarus

1992
State Art Gallery, Vitebsk, Belarus (Catalog)
State Art Gallery, Minsk, Belarus​
Moskovsky Prospect Theatre, Vitebsk, Belarus​
Technological & Design Institute Space, Vitebsk, Belarus​
VTELP Institute Space, Vitebsk, Belarus, Solo (Final) Exhibition

1991
Technological & Design Institute Space, Vitebsk, Belarus

1990
State Art Gallery, Vitebsk, Belarus​
State Art Gallery, Minsk, Belarus (Catalog)​
Technological & Design University Space, Vitebsk, Belarus

1989
Technological & Design University Space, Vitebsk, Belarus​
Korovin Artist House, Open Studios, Gurzuf, Crimea, Russia

1988
Technological & Design University Space, Vitebsk, Belarus
1987 Technological & Design University Space, Vitebsk, Belarus​
Crimson on Volga Arts College Space, Kostroma, Russia

1986
Crimson on Volga Arts College Space, Kostroma, Russia
​Moscow Technological University Moscow, Russia
1985 Moscow Technological University Moscow, Russia

 

Selected Public Collections:

​Long Beach Museum of Art, (LBMOA)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk,
Belarus​Southwestern Oregon Community College, Coos Bay, OR
Off Rose Secret Gallery, Venice Beach, CA​
Tangent Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
​South Bay Area Arts Alliance, Gardena CA​
Technological Institute of Art Textile & Design, Vitebsk, Belarus
Crimson on Volga Arts College, Kostroma, Russia

 

​Awards & Grants:

​2014
Alexandria Museum of Art, 26th September Competition Curated by Stewart Nachmias, Alexandria, LA (Sept.-Nov.)
Honorable Mention Prize Winner.

2009
New American Painting, Pacific Coast Competition Winner, January 2009

2006
Durfee Foundation Individual Artist Grant, Santa Monica, CA

2006
Durfee Foundation Individual Artist Grant, Santa Monica, CA

2005
UICA Portal Spaces Solo Show Winner, Grand Rapids, Michigan (December – March.)This exhibition was supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and National Endowment for the Arts​ Crocker Art Museum, Crocker–Kingsley Exhibition Award, Competition Winner, Juried by a painter Mel Ramos, Sacramento

2004
First Award Prize Winner, CAM, Coos Art Museum, Juried by James Mattingly, Professor of Art Emeritus, Western Oregon University, Coos Bay, OR​
New American Painting, 2004 Pacific Coast Competition, Juried by Michael Klein, Curator of the Microsoft Art Collection, December

2003
EXPRO XXII National Juried Competition 5-person Show Winner,
B. J. Spoke Gallery, selected by Susan Cross, assistant curator of New York Guggenheim Museum, Huntington, NY (March)​ National Juried Competition, 2-person Gallery II Show Winner, Phoenix Gallery, juried by assistant curator Lilian Tone,
New York Museum of Modern Art, Department of Painting and Sculpture, NY, NY​
LA Artcore / Brewery Annex, 20th Annual Competition Third Place Winner, juried by critic, collector & art consultant Neil Menzies, Los Angeles, CA

2002
Teaching Assistantship Fellowship, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA2

2001
Tuition Discount Grant, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont CA

2000
7th Orange Open, Honorable Mention, Guggenheim Museum, Chapman University, Orange, First Award Winner, Riviera Village Festival, Redondo Beach, CA
1995 Fashion Design Education Grant, Technological Design and Fashion College, Saint Petersburg, Russia

1987–1992
Student Fellowship Stipend, Technological Institute of Art Textile Design, Vitebsk, Belarus

1986-1987
Student Fellowship Stipend, Crimson on Volga Arts College, Kostroma, Russia.

 

Charity Shows:

2013
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, “Incognito” Santa Monica CA

2012
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, “Incognito” Santa Monica CA

2011
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, “Incognito” Santa Monica CA

2010
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, “Incognito” Santa Monica CA

2009
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, “Incognito” Santa Monica CA

2008
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, “Incognito” Santa Monica CA,​ Redlands Rotary Club, the University of Redlands Quarter for Kenya, Redlands, CA (March 20)

2007
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, “Incognito”, Santa Monica, CA (April)​ Art for CLARE Foundation, Santa Monica, CA (June)​
The Brewery Project, “Hausguests”, Los Angeles, CA (Feb.-May) www.SaveDarfur.org, www.hausgallery.com

2006
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, Incognito, Santa Monica, CA

2005
Selah Artistic Giving Center, “Story of Homelessness”, Los Angeles, CA ​
SMMoA, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station, Incognito, Santa Monica, CA
All the Art for the Kids Foundation, Fullerton, CA

2004
All the Art for the Kids Foundation, Philip Benizi Parish Hall, Fullerton, CA (Oct.)

2003
Beverly Hills Hotel, “House of Hope”, Charity Auction, Beverly Hills, CA (Oct)​
SHG, “Corazones De Aztlan – 4th annual show”, Los Angeles (March)​
All the Art for the Kids Foundation, Philip Benizi Parish Hall, Fullerton, CA (Nov.)
DCA Gallery “House of Hope”, Charity Auction Exhibition, Venice, CA (Oct.)

2002
All the Art for the Kids Foundation, Philip Benizi Parish Hall, Fullerton, CA (Oct.)

1999
Assistance League of Bakersfield Charity Art Show, Bakersfield, CA

 

Teaching / Professional Experience:

2011
Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Adjunct Professor, Beginning Drawing (Spring/Fall)

2010
Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Adjunct Professor, Beginning Drawing (Spring/Fall)
Adjunct Professor, Special Topics Lab:Studio Art (Spring)

2009
Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Adjunct Professor, Figure Drawing (Spring)
Adjunct Professor, Beginning Drawing (Fall)

2008
Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA​ Adjunct Professor, Figure Drawing (Spring)​Adjunct Professor, Beginning & Intermediate Drawing (Fall)
University of Redlands​ Adjunct Professor, Beginning & Intermediate Painting (Spring)

2007
University of Redlands​ Adjunct Professor, Beginning & Advanced Painting (Fall)
Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA ​ Adjunct Professor, Figure Drawing (Spring)​ Adjunct Professor, Beginning & Intermediate Drawing (Fall)

2006
Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga CA​ Adjunct Professor, Beginning & Intermediate Drawing (Spring / Fall)​ Adjunct Professor, Museums & Galleries (Fall)
Riverside Community College District, Norco College, Norco, CA​ . Adjunct Professor, Art Appreciation (Spring / Fall)

2005
Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA​ Adjunct Professor, Beginning & Intermediate Drawing (Spring / Fall)​ Adjunct Professor, Museums & Galleries (Spring)​ Adjunct Professor, Beginning Painting & Beginning Drawing (Summer)
Riverside Community College District, Norco College, Norco, CA ​ Adjunct Professor, Beginning Drawing (Spring/ Fall)​ Adjunct Professor, Art Appreciation (Fall)

2004
Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA  ​ Adjunct Professor, Two-Dimensional Design (Spring / Fall)​ Adjunct Professor, Museums & Galleries (Fall)

2003
Public Art Pre-Qualified Artist Pool, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (Public Works Department / Bridge Improvements)​ Public Art Pre-Qualified Artist Pool, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (Parks & Recreation / Children’s Playground Improvements)

2000-2002
Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA ​Teaching Assistant (drawing & painting).

1993-1996
Technological Design and Fashion College, St. Petersburg, Russia. ​Full-time Professor, figure drawing, painting, 2D design and fashion art history. Organized and managed a “Figure Drawing Club”.

1995-1996
Cherkezovska Area Library, Saint Petersburg, Russia. ​Instructor: drawing and painting

1993-1996
Central District, St. Petersburg Kindergarten #155, St. Petersburg, Russia. ​Instructor, painting, drawing, plastics, and decorative/applied arts for children ages 3 to 7 years in age. Managed exhibitions of children’s work.

1992-1994
“Kvint” LTD., Saint Petersburg, Russia. ​Designer, Artist Designer for private company specializing in jewelry.

1990-1992
Vitebsk Youth Center, Vitebsk, Belarus.​Instructor, painting and drawing. Managed exhibitions of students’ work.

1987-1992
Technological Institute of Art Textile Design, Vitebsk, Belarus​ Textile Design & Multiple Media Student.

1985-1986
Cherkizorviskya Library, Moscow, Russia ​ Instructor, painting. Managed exhibition of children’s artwork.