Maria Skopina

Author works

Night

Night

Calligraphy paper for a poem by Marina Tsvetayeva “Night”. Combination of painting and calligraphy with the free-text written in Italian cursive is designed to visualize mood of the poem and depict special night atmosphere.
Paper, ink, gouache, sharp-pointed brush, flat metal nib, 61х49 cm, 2012

Biography

Maria Skopina

She was born in 1986 in Ryazan. From 2003 to 2006 she studied at the Ryazan Art College named after G.K. Vagner at the Painting and Pedagogical Department. In 2006 she entered the Institute of Arts and Crafts (St. Petersburg). While studying in the Font course led by D.I. Petrovsky, she got interested in calligraphy. In 2009 she began studying at the St. Petersburg School of Calligraphy under the guidance of P.P. Chobitko. At the end of the year of 2009 she began teaching calligraphy in the St. Petersburg School of Calligraphy. In 2012 she graduated from the Institute of Arts and Crafts (St. Petersburg), her specialty was Easel Graphics. In 2014 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State University with an MA degree in the History of Art (her specialty was the History of Russian Art).

She is a participant of Russian and international exhibitions of calligraphy and graphics.

She is a winner of Russian and international contests in graphics. She is a winner of the international contest ‘The Holy Script in Calligraphy’ (2009).

Her works can be found in the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy (Moscow), the State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan (Kazan), the State Literary Museum ‘20th Century’ (St. Petersburg), the Youth Graphics Foundation ‘Forum Kultur’ (Wroclaw, Poland), the Harbin Art Museum of Russian Painting ‘The Spring Wind’ (Harbin, China), as well as in private collections in Russia and abroad.

Personal exhibitions:

- A personal exhibition, the ‘Under the Arches’ gallery, Ryazan, 2006.

- A personal exhibition, the ‘Forum’ gallery, St. Petersburg, 2011.

- A personal exhibition, an exhibition hall at the Library of Book Graphics, 2012.

- A personal exhibition, the State Literary Museum ‘20th Century’, 2012.

Participation in exhibitions:

- ‘The Hope’ exhibitions of young artists in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, St. Petersburg

- The 4th International Biennial of Graphics ‘White Inter-Nights’, St. Petersburg, 2008.

- The International Exhibition of Calligraphy, St. Petersburg, 2008.

- An exhibition of the Department of Graphics of the Institute of Arts and Crafts, 2008.

- The ‘Calligraphers of St. Petersburg’ exhibition, St. Petersburg, 2009.

- ‘The Holy Script in Calligraphy’ project within the framework of the 2nd International Exhibition of Calligraphy, Moscow, 2009.

- The international biennial of graphics by young artists ‘Prima Septembris Against Hatred’, Poland, Wroclaw, 2009.

- The ‘Reflection’ exhibition, Riga, Latvia, 2009.

- ‘A Book in Moleskin’ exhibition, St. Petersburg, 2009.

- The ‘Image and Letter’ exhibition, St. Petersburg, 2010.

- An exhibition of young artists in Krasnoyarsk, 2009, 2010.

- An exhibition of young calligraphers, Novgorod, 2010.

- The festival of calligraphy and printing ‘Ruthenia’, Kiev, Ukraine, 2010.

- The 1st triennial of graphics in St. Petersburg ‘White Inter-Nights’, 2011.

- The ‘Image and Letter’ exhibition of calligraphy, St. Petersburg, 2011.

- The 6th International Festival of Monotype, Finland, 2011.

- The exhibition ‘Cyril and Methodius: the Greek Contribution to Russian Culture’, St. Petersburg, 2011.

- The exhibition ‘We Are Born for Inspiration’, St. Petersburg, 2012.

- The ‘Image and Letter’ exhibition of calligraphy, St. Petersburg, 2012.

- An exhibition of students and graduates of the Institute of Arts and Crafts, St. Petersburg, 2012.

- The 7th International Festival of Monotype, St. Petersburg, 2012.

- The International Exhibition of Calligraphy, Moscow, 2012.

- The international festival of calligraphy and printing ‘Ruthenia’, Kiev, 2013.

- The international exhibition of calligraphy ‘The Word Incarnate’, St. Petersburg, 2013.

- The youth exhibition ‘I Want to Speak about It’, Ryazan, 2013.

- The International Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Art of St. Petersburg, China, Harbin, November 2013.

- The ‘Life and I Are Everywhere’ exhibition. St. Petersburg, the State Literary Museum ‘20th Century’, November-December 2013.

- The 2nd Kazan International Biennial of Printed Graphics. Kazan, December 2013.

- ‘Russian Scripture. Traditions and Modern Times’, St. Petersburg, April 2014.

- The ‘Image and Letter’ exhibition of calligraphy, St. Petersburg, May 2014.

- The ‘Image and Letter’ exhibition of calligraphy, Estonia, Tallinn, May 2014.

- The 2nd International Triennial of Graphics in St. Petersburg ‘White Inter-Nights’, St. Petersburg, June 2014.

- The festival of calligraphy and printing ‘Ruthenia’. Ukraine, Kiev, 2014.

- An exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of M.Y. Lermontov. The Library named after A.S. Pushkin, St. Petersburg, 2014.