The Russian Daughters|HER POWER Global Female Contemporary Art Online Exhibition 2021  · Chapter Eight

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Preface
HER POWER Curator Cissy Cheung

"Her Power" Online Exhibition as "Life.Blossom" Exhibition - "Her Power" companion volume, began on International Women's Day 2021.

As the event originated in Kwangju Art Biennial in 2018, along with a motion by the President's Conference of the International Federation of Women's Arts, the event was then confirmed to be held in Hong Kong in 2021, during the International Women's Arts Federation Exhibition in Moscow in 2019.

Over the past few decades, women's art and female artists have risen, increasingly in academia, in the marketplace, making their voices heard and blooming- but not enough, yet her creativity clearly isn't silent, if not more powerful than men. Therefore, we want to build a platform for women around the world to shine; for professionalism, academic business, social responsibility and influential women's arts.

During the preparatory period, the world experienced an unprecedented "pulmonary disease". Our planning thus fell into a state of stagnancy; our plans cannot land, but our pace is still, out thinking non-stop.

In such a special historical period, long and difficult days have not been in time. Human accidents trigger our deep reflections on life: how can women cultivate strength in the limited length of life and increase the thickness and breadth of life? This was also a significant thought considered in the launching of the exhibition.

In the process of collection, we see the rich and tenacious "Her Power" conveyed by women's art. They bloom life and positive meaning in different countries and regions. They all have these things in common: they read for their own life, think for society, create portraits for the times, and hope to leave a mark on history.

The early stage of the event has been actively participated and supported by international female artists and art institutions, especially by many experts and scholars, as well as our guest curators, Dr. Han Qi, Dr. Rochelle Yang, Dr. Huang Mei, to which a series of guidance work was given. As well as thanks to Tao Weibai, Jia Fangzhou, Tong Yujie and other art and academic consultants for their strong support and guidance to the exhibition.

We believe when a person maintains an unfailing passion and enthusiasm for art, then she has given her life the meaning and value of youth. The energy yielded by the heart that burns for art is "her power" unmatched by anything else. 

IWAF was formed in 2018 in Gwangju, Korea, where we held our first committee meeting and made plans for the future. 


IWAF has representatives in twenty-three countries and approximately 120 individual artists. Countries representative in IWAF are; Australia, China, China – Hong Kong, China – Macau, Finland, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Korea (Daegu and Gwangju), Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Norway, Singapore, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA and Vietnam. 


IWAF grew out of INWAC – the International Women Artists Council, which was successfully active for over two decades, from the early 1990s until the sad and untimely passing of INWAC's President and founder, Dr. Yuen Chee Ling, in 2015.


Maria Esmont, IWAF Russia – Representative, proposed an IWAF International Women Artists Exhibition, to be held in Moscow in 2018. This exhibition was moved to May 2019 and was given the theme “Motherhood....hope of the future”. On behalf of all members of IWAF, we thank Maria Esmont and her team for organizing the Moscow exhibition, art conference, international children's exhibition, and wonderful tour of Moscow and her surrounding regional country towns, art galleries, and historic churches and other buildings. About 98 international artists, their friends and family enjoyed exploring Russia in the glorious Spring weather.


In Moscow, Dr. Cissy Cheung – Representative IWAF Hong Kong, proposed for the next IWAF International Women Artist Exhibition to be held in Hong Kong in 2021.At that time no one could have foreseen the unfolding events that the COVID19 pandemic would unleash on the world. So many people have lost their lives, this has been a truly devastating time for all of humanity.
Dr. Cissy Cheung proposed the option for an 'online exhibition', as, at the time of writing, international travel is still not recommended. The worldwide vaccine champagne has only just begun. Dr. Cissy Cheung and her team have worked tirelessly to create this IWAF online exhibition, with the over-arching theme of 'Her Power' and the sub-theme 'Life Blossom'.


Though we have all been devastated by the COVID19 pandemic, as humans we strive to find and hang onto hope - we all hope that life will blossom again after COVID19. These thoughts were with us all, as we worked on our artworks, in isolation in our studios, contemplating the pandemic and its effects on our family, friends, and all of humanity. It is impossible not to link this exhibition to our collective experiences with the pandemic. It has been like a heavy blanket, that has covered and touch us all.
I thank every artist for staying positive during these difficult years and making an original artwork to share.
On behalf of all members of IWAF, we warmly thank Dr. Cissy Cheung for making IWAF – Hong Kong “Life Blossom” online exhibition a successful reality. I thank all people who have supported Dr. Cissy Cheung and her team at her art gallery, The Art of Nature, and IWAF – Hong Kong. Thank you to all sponsors who have assisted this exhibition.

Foreword​
Honorary Secretary and
Representative of Austrailia of IWAF
Sandra Angliss

2021 · HER POWER

The prologue of the "Life.Blossom” Exhibition - "Her Power" Online Exhibition, was jointly initiated by HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society, Art Life Foundation, and female artists and art institutions.

 

The first stage will bring the recommendations from our academic consultants, invited curators and  International Women Artists Federation as pilot. Up to now, we have received works from around 120 artists from more than 30 regions (including oil paintings, ink paintings, installations, sculptures, photography, digital images, etc.).

 

The call for works is still open to public. The online exhibition will also be published by region, theme, category, subject, or material.

 

The content of the online exhibition will be presented on Art of Nature’s official website and the platform of "Her Art", Facebook,  and overseas online platforms.

HER POWER

Art of Nature Intrenational Female Art Online Exhibition

 Orgainisors :

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society, Art Life Foundation

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“Geometric Scenery”, “Garden of Eden in the illusion”, “The Imagery of Women”, “Inside and Outside Windows”

Section 1 GEOMETRIC SCENERY

 

ELENA SHCHEPETOVA 《Mirror Landscape》《Geometria》

FEODOROVICH ELENA 《Golden Bridge in the Night》《Clearness in Mondovi》

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ELENA SCHCHEPETOVA

Since 1993 she is a member of the Moscow Union of Artists, and a participant of numerous exhibitions at the All-Russian Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts, the State Museum of Oriental Art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art ("Exhibition of Four"), the State Central Museum named after A. A. Bakhrushin, and others.

Her personal exhibitions took place at the Central House of Artists ("Earth and Sky", 1999), the International University of Nature, the Society and Man (Dubna, 2002), the Moscow House of Nationalities (2004), the Tarusa State Gallery "Under One Sky" (2019), etc.

She was awarded with diplomas of the Ministry of Culture of Russia (2001), the Moscow Unions of Artists (2007, 2011), the Academy of Arts of Russia (2018). Her works are in the collections of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in the State Central Museum named after A.A. Bakhrushin, In the museum and exhibition complex "New Jerusalem"; at the Museum of Degu University, South Korea, at the Kolodzei Art Foundation, USA, as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.

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Geometria, 75 x 75cm, Pastel

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Mirror Landscape, 75 x 75cm, Pastel, 2018

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ELENA FEDOROVICH

Graphic artist, teacher. Corresponding member of RANI. Chairman of the section of book graphics in the "Eurasian Art Union". "Honored Artist" from the International Association "Art of the Nations of the World".

Born in 1979 in Rostov-on-Don. From 1994 to 1999, studied at the Russian Art University, Painting and Pedagogical department. From 1999 to 2001 studied at the Moscow State Academic Art Institute. From 2000 to 2006, studied at MGUP, Faculty of Graphic Arts.

 

Won 2nd Place of International exhibition "Art week" in 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2018; 1st and 2nd Place of “Golden Hangs of Russia” in 2018; 2nd Place of Festival of Fine Arts of Portbay, France; 3rd Place of "Talent of Russia".

Held 5 solo exhibition in Russia and Egypt, and participated in numerous international exhibitions, including Korea, France, Bolgaria, Italy, Poland, Austria and Russia.

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Golden Bridge In The Night, 70 x 55cm, acrylic on canvas, 2013

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Clearness In Mondovi, 50 X 65cm, Oil on canvas, 2007

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Section 2 GARDEN OF EDEN

IN THE ILLUSION

LENA DMITRIEFF 《Melancholy》《Life is Beautiful 1》

MARIA ORLOVA 《Dream of Eden007》《Dream of Eden005》

KOMAROVA LENA 《Unmanaged Process 1》《Unmanaged Process 2》

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LENA DMITRIEVA

Member of IRIDA association since 2013. She has been actively participating in international and local exhibitions. Among them are Autumn Salon, Paris,2014, International Women Exhibitions in Russia, Mongolia, Taiwan, South Korea from 2013-2016. Held solo exhibitions in Ratatuy, Moscow, Chertanovo in 2019; “My journeys to the East” in Moscow and Lega in 2020.

 

Her works are in the private collections in Russia, France, Mongolia, the USA and Taiwan.

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Melancholy, 80 х 80cm

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Life is Beautiful 1, 80 х 80cm

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MARIA ORLOVA

Moscow artist, member of Russian Association of Professional Artists and IRIDA Association of Women Artists. Graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute.

Her artwork has been actively exhibited since 1995. Her artistic concepts have been expressed and applied in different ways. Several theatres, including Taganka Theater and Moscow University for Humanities drama studio, used her scenery on stage; she created theatrical playbills, published her illustrations in magazines and books.

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Dream of Eden 007, 46 х 27 cm, Acrylic on canvas

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Dream of Eden 005, 46 х 27 cm, Acrylic on canvas

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LENA KOMAROVA

Born in 1906. Graduate from the Chuvash State Pedagogical Institute, Art Graphic department. A member of the Artists Union of Russia since 1991, Corresponding Member of the Petrovsky Academy of Sciences and Arts (St. Petersburg) since 2010, member of Russian Art-Therapy Association (St. Petersburg) since 2012, and member of Association of Women Artists “Irida” in Moscow since 2016.

She works in oil painting, pastel and watercolors. The priority theme cities landscape, nature and history. She participates in many exhibitions in different cities in Russia and South Korea.

Museum collections: The State Museum of Theater and Music in St. Petersburg, The State Museum of Political History of Russia in St. Petersburg, The State Museum of Anna Akhmatova in St. Petersburg, The Museum of Sigmund Freud in Vienna, Austria. 

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Unmanaged Process 1, 40 x 30 cm, Oil on canvas, 2020

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Unmanaged Process 2, 40 x 30 cm, Oil on canvas, 2020

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Section 3 THE IMAGERY OF WOMEN

KRITSKAYA LINDA《Sun of Paris》《Talking to the Wind》

POPOVICH ANNA《Panno Tecstile Pechwork-Fishes 1》

《Panno Tecstile Pechwork-Fishes 2》

OLGA POBEDOVA《DOM》

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LINDA KRITSKAYA

Born in 1989 in East Germany. Finished training course of “Technique of Pastel” in Modern school of design in 2016. A permanent member of Moscow and foreign exhibitions since 2017. Studied “Teacher of Fine Art and World Art Culture” in 2018. A member of Association of Russian Botanical artist “SABA” since 2019 ,and a member of Women Artists Association "IRIDA" since 2020.

Won 2nd Place of internal art contest of still life in 2017, 1st Place of international contest of graphics art on Russian art week in 2018 (the work was selected as collection by Pokrovsky Museum, annual international plein air contest from the Sennelier company in 2019, and 1st Place in the international contest of female image in 2020.

Take active part of organizing exhibitions and pleinairs. Her works have been are published in Illustrated Encyclopedia “Russia Art-Geography” and are in private collection of Russia, Spain, Germany, France and in Moscow Historical museum, homestead “Uzkoe” and in Soloh-Aul park in Sochi, and Tver Botanical Garden.

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Sun of Paris, 50 x 70 cm, Pastel

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Talking to the Wind, 50 x 40 cm, Pastel

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ANNA POPOVICH

Member of Moscow Union of Artists, member of Union of women artists "Irida". Studied at the Art School in Dnepropetrovsk. Held solo exhibitions in Voronezh and Chita and Moscow. Etchings by Anna Popovich are in the museums of Voronezh, St. Petersburg, Penza, Krasnodar, Chita, in private collections in Germany, Syria, Cuba, Bulgaria.

She was carried away by arts and crafts. Decorative panno (patchwork mosaic) - participants of the traveling exhibition "Irida" of the project "Great cities of Russia". Awarded with a Diploma of the Russian Academy of Fine Art.

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Panno Tecstile Pechwork - Fishes 1

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Panno Tecstile Pechwork - Fishes 2

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OLGA POBEDOVA

Honored artist of Russia, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Art. Graduated from Stroganovsky Art Universiry as an artist on glass art. Member of Moscow and Russian Unions of Artists and “Irida” Association of Women Artists.

Participant of more than 100 exhibitions in Russia, Germany, Finland, Turkey, France and the USA. Winner of the Silver Medal of the Russian Academy of Fine Art. Her works are in museums and private collections all over the world.

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DOM, 40 x 43 cm, Object optic glass, 2011

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Section 4 INSIDE AND OUTSIDE WINDOWS

DOBROVOLSKAYA GAYANE《April Birch》《Apple Tree in Bloom》

ELENA SHUMAKOVA《At the Beginning of June》《Autumn in Moscow》

KRAVCHENKO TAMARA《Mikroworld》《Nerbs》

MARIA ESMONT《Winter Blossom》

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GAYANE DOBROVOLSKAYA

Ceramic and painting artist. Born in Yerevan in 1955. Grew up in Ryazan and studied at the Ryazan art school and graduated from the art Department "Applied art-ceramics" in 1986.

Over the past ten years, she has participated in about two hundred exhibitions and actively participates in various art events held in Moscow and abroad. Specializing in oil and pastel paintings, with various subjects including historical ones. Since 2013 she has participated in International Exhibitions in Moscow and Mongolia.

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April Birch, 80 x 40cm, Oil on canvas, 2020

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Apple Tree in Bloom, 50 x 50 cm, Oil on canvas, 2020

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ELENA SHUMAKOVA

Graduated from Moscow University of arts, faculty of drawing and painting. A member of Union of Arts of Russia (International Association of Art) and Union of Women Artists “Irida”.

Her favorite subject is still-life in realistic style. Participated in international exhibitions in Russia, Serbia, Italy, Poland, France, Korea, Vietnam, Spain, Mongolia, France, Taiwan, Czech, and Austria. Awarded Diploma from Fund of Russian culture and writing, and Silver Medal from Russian federation of artists.

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At the Beginning of June, 60 x 65cm, Oil on canvas, 2019

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Autumn in Moscow, 70 x 50cm, Oil on canvas, 2019

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TAMARA KRAVCHENKO

Graduated from the Moscow Art College. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia, the Union of Icon painters, and “IRIDA” Association of women artists.

Graduated from the Art College named after Kalinin, and Monumental art workshop, graduated from the Moscow Architectural University. Travelled through the whole territory of Russia, Ural, and Siberia.

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Mikroworld, 60 x 80cm, Mixed media, 2019

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Nerbs, 60 x 80cm, Mixed media, 2019

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MARIA ESMONT

Graphics artist. The founder of Association of Women Artists "Irida" and the Chairwoman of it in 1989. Diplomat and Honorable Member of the Russian Academy of Fine Art.

Graduated from the Moscow Polygraphic Institute. Works in pastels, ink-pen, and oil painting.

Organizer and participant of exhibitions in Russia, Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, England, Italy, Spain, USA, Egypt, Malaysia, Vietnam, Mongolia, and South Korea. 10 personal exhibitions had place in Moscow, France, Sri Lanka, Estonia, USA.

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Winter Blossom, 60 x 50cm, Pastel

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This exhibition not only visually displays the unique and delicate creations of women, but also hopes to bring out the possibility of women’s perception and feminine aesthetics in contemporary art, beside the men-dominated mainstream, and promote their representability in the art world. This exhibition would serve as a forum for dialogue of the reflections on social culture and the examination of personal issues from women’s point of view, mainly delivered by their works of all forms.

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society

HK Art of Nature International Female Art Research Society was founded in 2011 as a Hong Kong registered non-profit organisation; with the objective of uniting female art enthusiasts across Hong Kong, China, and overseas. It welcomes any and all females in art-related fields, as well as those interested in promoting contemporary female artwork. The Society aims to sponsor female artists and help them achieve their full potential. It has established the “Infinite Love” Series Triennial on 2015 and “Her.Power” Series Online Exhibition on 2020.

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