Artist Statement

Ilya Komov

5, 59 Bolshoy Dev’atinskiy pereulok, Moscow, Russian Federation, 121 099

(007) 903 538 21 21



1989, BFA, MFA Surikov State Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow, USSR



Selected Solo Shows

2016, Residence of the European Union Ambassador to Russia, Moscow,  Right to light

2015-16, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow  Ilya Komov: My way

2015, State Alexandre Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia Duel

2015, Capelletta Gallery, Ceret, France   Face of Catalonia

2014, Novinskiy Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation,  Ilya Komov : recent works

2013, State Alexandre Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russian Federation Shape-Space-Color

2011, I-Gallery, Montmartre, Paris, France Ilya Komov: Recent Paintings

2011, The State Museum of musical culture, named after Glinka, Moscow, Russia  Images of Music

2011, Framelessgallery, London, United Kingdom, The Inner light

2011, Petite gallerie, rue de Seine, Paris, France, The great in the Small

2010, Vincent Artgallery, Moscow, Russian Federation, Recent Paintings

2010, Union’s of Painters Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation, Ray of Light

2010,  Etienne de Causans Gallery, rue de Seine, Paris, France, Voice of Light

2009 , International of Artist’s Unions and Art-Agency gallery, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russian Federation, Life as Miracle

2008, Vincent Art Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation, Choir

2007, Vincent Art Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation, Going over three seas

2007, Residence of the Great Duchy of Luxembourg Ambassador to Russia, Moscow Soirees Russes

2006 State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow, Russian Federation , Russian Portrait of India

2005, India International Center, New Delhi, India, Russian Portrait of India

2005, World Bank Gallery, World Health Organization, Moscow, Russian Federation Mother and Child

2003, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russian Federation, Russian portrait and Landscape

2002, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russian Federation, recent works

2002, Residence of Finland Ambassador to Russia, Moscow,  Russian Portrait

2001, World Health Organization in Russia, Moscow, Healing People

2001, Moscow House of Sculptor, Moscow, Russian Federation, Dilemma

2000, UNO Information Centre Gallery, Recent Paintings

1999, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russian Federation, Russian Portrait

1998, “Our Heritage” Magazine Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation, Recent Paintings

1997 Academic Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation, Recent Paintings

1997 State Historical and art museum, Serpukhov, Russia, Recent Paintings

1994 Russian Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland, Recent Paintings


Two Persons Shows with Olga M. Komova

2015, Chistye Prudy Gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation, 1 + 1 = 1

2014, Crypt Abbey Saint-Marie, Arles sur Tech, France, Recent Paintings

2014, Les Toiles du Soleil shop’s gallery, Moscow, Russian Federation, Recent Paintings

2013, Moulin des Arts gallery, Arles sur Tech, France, Recent Paintings

2012, Moulin des Arts gallery, Arles sur Tech, France, Recent Paintings

2011, Les Oreades gallery, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia, Romanov, Volga’s town

2011, Ferme des Jeux gallery, Vaux-le-Penil, France, Recent Paintings


Selected Group Shows

2017 Les Oreades Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Art-Studio Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2016 Les Oreades Gallery, Moscow, Russia Leave Me in Oreades

2011, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France, National Society of Fine Arts, 150th Anniversairy Salon of Fine Arts

2003, State Historical And Art Museum , Pereslavl Zalesskiy, Russian

1995, Kuznetskiy Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia Museum’s space

1993, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia, Contract № 13

1996-2016, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia, Art-Wednesdays Club

1986-2016, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Moscow, Russia




Russian Academy of Arts, N.A.A., since 2013

Union of Artists of Russia, since 1991

Union of Artists of Moscow, since 1991

Creative Union of Artists, since 2009.




2015, Medal, Moscow Union of Artists

2011, Golden Medal, Creative Union of Russia

2008, Silver Medal of the Creative Union of Russia

2007, Silver Medal, Russian Academy of Arts

1999, Honorary Diploma, Russian Academy of Arts

1997, Grand Prix, Moscow Artist’s Union

1993, Best of Show, Golden Brush Competition



2012-2014, Arles Sur Tech, France,

2009, Cite Des Arts, Paris, France

1984-1994, Kardovskiy, Pereslavl Zalesskiy, Russia



Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russian Federation

State Museum Of Musical Culture, Moscow, Russia

State Historical And Art Museum, Pereslavl Zalesskiy, Russia

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan

Sonia Gandhi, Chairman of the Indian National Congress Party

Mauno Koivisto, President of Finland





Bibliography and publications


Ilya Komov: I love Paris, But Prefer Tutaev, by Ksenia Vorotyntseva, “Culture” newspaper, January 20-26, 2017

Ilya Komov: Je peins en russe avec un fort accent francais”, by Valeria Tretyakova, “Russie Info” magazine, May, 21, 2016

Ilya Komov- Glavnaya Role, TV-show by Julian Makarov, “Culture” channel, April, 15, 2015

Dramatis personae” by Vladislav Boretskiy, Cultradio Radio, April, 6, 2015

Actor-models of Ilya Komov’s show “Duel”discuss the exhibition, by Alexandra Zagriazhskaya, Art-Reliz magazine, June 17, 2015

Simple and Complex in Art of Ilya Komov, by Alexander Yakimovich, “Sobranie” (“Collection”) magazine, № 3, 2014

Arles et les Arlesiens se font tirer le portrait, by Denis Dupont, “L’Inependant” newspaper, November, 17, 2013, France

Les mysteres de Paris d’Ilya Komov, by Natalia Medvedeva, “Perspestive” magazine, France, March, 2012

Dramatis personae” by Vladislav Boretskiy, Cultradio Radio, November, 23, 2010

Zhivu kak v horoshem avtorskom kino by Irina Saminskaya, Kultpohod magazine, №2, 2009

Russian Portrait of India Museum of Oriental Art show catalog by Lubov Evdokimova , 2006

India without elephants, by Irina Saminskaya, Kultpohod magazine, June, 2006

Russian portrait and landscape, show catalog by Lubov Evdokimova 2003

Persons and landscapes, by Alla Mikhailova, “Nashe nasledie”, (“Our Heritage”) magazine, 1998

Paintings of Ilya Komov, by Valentina Azarkovitch, “Yunost” (“Youth”) magazine, 1994