Project mission: to form a beautiful and healthy societyPaper, black ink, sharp-pointed nib metal pens, 42x29.7 cm, 2008
Calligraphy. The project goal is to restore the lost art of calligraphy in RussiaPaper, coloured and black ink, sharp-pointed nib metal pens, 29x37 cm, 2008
CreationPaper, black paint spray can, black ink, white tempera, retouch, chalk, broad-nib metal pens, drawing pen, 42x29.9 cm, 2009
We have a heritage worth savingPaper, black and coloured ink, sharp-pointed nib metal pens, 42x29.7 cm, 2008
Olga Varlamova was born Leningrad in 1985. In 2002 she graduated from the architecture class of the St. Petersburg Lyceum #190 with honors and entered the Stieglitz State Art and Industry Academy in St. Petersburg, Easel and Book Graphics Department. For three years she was a student of Pyotr Chobitko.
Since 2005 she has been a student of Chobitko’s School of Calligraphy, teaching calligraphy at an Infant Sunday School at the Holy Ghost Monastery (in the town of Borovichi). Since February 2008 she has taught calligraphy in Lestvitsa culture and education centre, under the Icon of Our Lady “Joy of All Who are Sorrow” Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
In 2005, Olga participated in the First Script Exhibition which was held in the St. Petersburg Union of Artists exhibition hall. In 2006 she became one of the organizers and contributors of a summer practice exhibition named “One Summer in Borovichi”, which was held in the Easel and Book Graphics Department auditorium in the Stieglitz State Art and Industry Academy in St. Petersburg.In 2006 she participated in the Second Script Exhibition in loving memory of Mother Superior Thaisia of Borovichi. In 2007 she participated in the “Altai” final summer exhibition at the Stieglitz State Art and Industry Academy in St. Petersburg. In 2007 she was a partaker of the Image and Letter exhibition first held at the White Hall of Stieglitz State Art and Industry Academy in St. Petersburg. In 2005 and 2008 she was the prize-winner of the Muses of St. Petersburg contest.
In 2008 she took part and was one of the organizers of the Art of Script exhibition, in the context of the Fourth Thaisian Readings.
In June 2008 she defended her final thesis at the Stieglitz State Art and Industry Academy in St. Petersburg.
Since September 2008 she has taught Calligraphy and Font at the Stieglitz State Art and Industry Academy in St. Petersburg, at the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna High School of Folk Arts College, and the School of Calligraphy under the St. Petersburg branch of The State Tretyakov Gallery.
In 2008 she featured in the International Exhibition of Calligraphy in the Repin State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture. In 2009 she was a participant of the St. Petersburg Calligraphy exhibition, as well as of “Svyato Kirillitsy 09” festival in Kharkov. In June 2009 she made a calligraphic decoration of the Saint Tsar-martyrs exhibition in Borovichi.
Olga has been an Intern-professor at the St. Petersburg Calligraphy School since November 2009.