Olga Abramova – graphic artist.
Born in Moscow in 1976.
For more than 20 years, she has concentrated on working with graphic materials, with particular emphasis on pastel, charcoal and mixed media drawing.
She tries to convey a combination of simplicity and emotional completeness in her pictures.
In 1996 she graduated from the Moscow Academy of Design and Applied Arts (MGHPU), specializing in textile design. In 2000 she graduated from the Moscow State Open Pedagogical University (MSOPU), in the faculty of graphic design.
Since 1998 the artist has taken part in over 50 exhibitions all over the world.
Olga is the winner of 19th International Pastel Festival of Feytiat, France. (Award – “Le Coup de Coeur 2019”).
She has received the Gold Award at IAPS 34th Juried Exhibition Albuquerque New Mexico, USA, 2019.
She has won Grand Prix at the Online Exhibition of Italian Pastel Society PASIT, Rome, Italy, 2018.
In 2017 she held two large solo exhibitions in Moscow, presenting pieces using the technique of pastel undertaken in recent years.
Besides a lot of painting and drawing Olga does some teaching.
From 2011 to 2015, she taught at the Flowers in Detail school, running original courses in drawing. From 2008 to 2019 she taught at the Details school of interior design, tutoring students in landscape drawing.
For the last few years, Olga has demonstrated the process of creating her pastel paintings at master-classes, demonstration-classes and through online courses.
She is a member of the International Art Foundation (IAF), a member of the Pastel Society of Italy (PASIT) and she is the president of National Pastel Society (NPS) of Russia. IAPS/MC
Publications: “Pratique des Arts”, “Art Advice”, “IN/EX” magazine, Pastel Journal. He is an author of a book “Pastel”.
The nuances of her work, materials and events can be found in the personal blog of the artist.