Petr Shvetsov




Born 1970; Leningrad , Russia

Lives & works in St. Petersburg

Studied: Leningrad Academy Art School

Member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists since 1992


  Individual and Two-person Exhibitions

  • 2019

Not What It Seems, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg

TexMex, Carillon Gallery, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX


  • 2018

Alter Idem, Petrikirche, St. Petersburg

Nonfigurative Units, Gallery 15, St. Petersburg

Cannibal, making a sacrifice in a sacred grove, with Shishkin-Hokusai, Museum of Casts, Academy Of Arts, St.Petersburg


  • 2017

Snake Eater Dwarfs in the Museum, Library of Book Arts, St. Petersburg

My First Teacher. Leningrad School, Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg


  • 2016

Untitled, Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg

The Advantages of Spiders, with Katya Granova, Lyuda Gallery, St. Petersburg


  • 2014

Memorial Modeling, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington D.C.

New Painting, Gallery Anna Nova St. Petersburg


  • 2011

Twilight State, Gallery Anna Nova, St. Petersburg

Event Horizon , Maliy Manege, St. Petersburg


  • 2010

The War of the Worlds, Gallery Anna Nova, St. Petersburg


  • 2009

Apologia of Narcissism , Gallery Lyuda, St. Petersburg

Swamps , Gallery Anna Nova, St. Petersburg


  • 2008

The Women’s Question. ‘ Selskaya Zhizn ‘ Gallery, St. Petersburg Bird Haven . Gallery NOMI, St. Petersburg

The nightingale sings when he wants to , Open Space Gallery, St. Petersburg

The Poles of Sex, Main Street Museum, White River Junction, Vermont


  • 2007

New Paintings. In the Badger’s Hole. ‘  Belka and Strelka ‘ Gallery, St. Petersburg

The Living and the Dead . Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg

The Fence , ‘ Navicula Artis ‘ Gallery, St. Petersburg


  • 2006

Tsusima , State History Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg (in collaboration with the National Center of Contemporary Art and Navicula Artis Gallery )

52 Minutes, Gallery project “Neva Tower,” St. Petersburg


  • 2005

Head of an Architect , ‘Anna Nova’ Gallery, St. Petersburg


  • 2004

Shadow Spaces, State Hermitage Museum (in conjunction with the program “Contemporary art in Petrograd, Leningrad , Petersburg in the 20 th Century )

Columbarium , State Geological Museum , St. Petersburg (as part of ProArte Institute’s

Contemporary Art in Traditional Museums Festival )

Drawings , Gallery Mit’ki VKHUTEMAS, St. Petersburg


  • 2003

Airplanes , Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg


  • 2002

Avions , Le Garage, Lourges , France

Aeroplanes , Art Angar Center of Contemporary Art, Solovki , Russia


  • 2001

Abstract , British Council Russia , St. Petersburg


  • 2000

Mixed Fights (with M. Gavrichkov), National Centre Gallery, St. Petersburg


  • 1995

Petr Shvetsov and Petr Bely , Odense University, Odense, Denmark


  • 1994

Sherburne School , Sherburne , England


Selected Group Exhibitions


  • 2010

Black and White , Modernariat gallery, St. Petersburg


  • 2008

Nord Art , Installation Call Me and I’ll Do Whatever You Want, Rendsburg , Germany


  • 2007

Nord Art , Installation My Grandmother Was Right, Rendsburg , Germany

Art Moscow , Moscow , Russia

200 Years of Lithography , Russian State Museum , St. Petersburg


  • 2006

New Prints 2006/Spring, Selected and Curated by Richard Tuttle, International Print Center New York , NY

Improvisation, The international exhibition of drawings, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia

Graphics Biennale , St. Petersburg Union of Artists, St. Petersburg


  • 2005

Collage in Russia , State Russian Museum , St. Petersburg

Forward/Backwards, Sevastopol State Art Museum, Ukraine


  • 2004

Art Manezh 2004 , Moscow

Art , Manezh Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg

Flights , Club on Brestkoi, Moscow


  • 2003

Kharmsizdat Presents Artist’s Books , State Russian Museum , St. Petersburg

Histoires Graves , Office de la Culture, Brignoles , France

Gardens of Paradise , Anna Akhmatova Museum , St. Petersburg ,


  • 2002

Black and White , Museum of the History of St. Petersburg

Sculpture and Recreation Garden , Anna Akhmatova Museum , St. Petersburg

First Graphics Biennale , St. Petersburg Union of Artists, St. Petersburg

Boucherie d`Art , Galerie IZBA, Novyi Sad, Yugoslavia


  • 2001

Desire and Pursuit of the Whole , Pro Arte Institute, St. Petersburg . Curated by Christopher Gordon

Brut Art Demobilization Albums , Anna Akhmatova Museum , St. Petersburg


  • 1997

Two Hundred Years of Lithography , State Russian Museum , St. Petersburg

BOOKCAMERA or The Book and the Elements , Anna Akhmatova Museum , St. Petersburg


  • 1996

Artgenda , Arts Festival of Baltic Countries as part of Copenhagen ‘s, Cultural Capital of Europe celebrations

Idaho State University at Boise , USA


  • 1995-1996

Book Garden , Manchester Royal Exchange , England


  • 1992-1994

Time of Transition , City Museum and Art Gallery , Bristol and travelling; Ferens Art Gallery , Hull ; The Library

Gallery, Ramsgate; Ceri Richards Gallery , University College , Swansea ; Flaxman Gallery, Staffordshire

Gallery, Stoke on Trent ; Bankside Gallery, London ; Royal Cornwall Museum , Truro


Selected Residencies


  • 2006

Tamarind Institute, Alburquerque , New Mexico


  • 2005

Jyväskylä Centre for Printmaking, Jyväskylä Art Museum , Jyväskylä , Finland


  • 2004

Jyväskylä Centre for Printmaking, Jyväskylä Art Museum , Jyväskylä , Finland


  • 1996

Printmaking Workshop, Odense , Denmark

Printmaking Workshop, New York , with Bob Blackburn


  • 1995

Printmaking Workshop, Odense , Denmark


  • 1994

Artist-in-Residence, Sherborne School , England


Public Collections


State Russian Museum

Russian National Library

New York Public Library

British Library

Sakson State Library, Dresden

City of Odense, Denmark

State Library, Berlin

Institute of Contemporary Russian Culture, Los Angeles

University of California Library, St. Barbara

The Lilly Library, University of Indiana at Bloomington

University of Iowa Library at Iowa City

Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin at Madison