Vera Elnitskaya. Night yachts


Artist: Vera Elnitskaya
Dimensions: 60*80 cm
Techniques: canvas, oil


Vera Elnitskaya was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1966. She studied painting at an art school, did a great deal of drawing and painting from life, traveled with groups of artists to different parts of Russia and participated in group exhibitions of their works. In 1990, Vera Elnitskaya produced a series of landscape paintings for which she was awarded 1st prize in a competition among young Moscow artists.
In 1990-91, Vera Elnitskaya was a member of the SENEZH art group. In 1991, she joined the Moscow Artists’ Union (MAU). In 1993, she spent six months in Ottawa, Canada, during which period she attended drawing classes at the Ottawa School of Art.
Vera Elnitskaya exhibited her works at art galleries in Moscow: Expo-88, Manezh, Les Oreades, M’ARS. In 1997, she had a personal exhibition in Tallinn. In 1999, she traveled to Italy and had a personal exhibition in San Pietro in Casale. In 2003, she worked at La Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, and produced a series of paintings of that city. In 2003-2005, Vera Elnitskaya attended exhibitions and lectures at the Centre of Modern Art in Moscow and produced some works in the field of photography and abstract art. In 2005, she took part in an exhibition at the Zverev Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow. In 2006, she participated in the Arte e cultura dalla Russia exhibition during the Russian Art Festival in Viterbo, Italy.
Vera Elnitskaya’s works are to be found in the personal collections of M. Alshibai, I. Golman, A. Zaripov, A. Mironov, O. Kuzin, D. Toloknov, A. Khazieva – Moscow; R. Guerra, E.Rosenfeld – Paris; P. Selmi – Italy; B. Gelbman – Canada;  Fernando M. Valensuela – Spain; and in the art museums of Sochi, Ustiuzhna, Bendery and Pereyaslavl-Zalesski.
In 2014, fourteen of Vera Elnitskaya’s works were included in the City of Ottawa Art Collection.

Principle exhibitions

2014. “The World of Painting”. “PLENER” Group, MAU, Zelenograd
2014. “Russian Provinces”. “PLENER” Group, MAU, Lipetsk
2013. “Point of Intersection”. Group exhibition. MAU, “20 First Tverskaya-Yamskaya St.” gallery. Moscow
2013. “New Art Nu”. Group exhibition. Central Artists’ Club, “Aist” gallery, Moscow
2013. “Nu Seasons”. Group exhibition. International Art Fund. Moscow
2013. “Arbat Street … and beyond”. V. Elnitskaya’s personal exhibition. Art gallery, Gogol Museum. Moscow
2013. “Summer in a Big City”. Exhibition at the residence of the EU ambassador in the Russian Federation. Moscow
2013. V. Elnitskaya’s personal exhibition. “Romanov dvor” art gallery. Moscow
2013. “Delicate Impressionism”. V. Elnitskaya’s personal exhibition. “Dresden” art gallery and “ArtGnezdo” gallery. Moscow
2013. “First Book”. “Kniga Khudozhnika” International association. “Tsaritsino” State Museum Park, Moscow
2012. “80 years of MAU”. Central Artists’ Club. Moscow
2012. “Moscow Spring Saga”. Personal exhibition. “VINCENT” gallery. Moscow
2012. “Anticipation of Spring”. “Rabochii i Kolkhoznitsa” exhibition centre. MAU. Moscow
2012. “Russian Provinces. Plein Air Painting”. MAU. “Nagornaya” gallery. Moscow
2011. “City melody”. Personal exhibition. “Dom Shalyapina” gallery. Moscow
2011. “Universe of Feelings”. Personal exhibition. “20 First Tverskaya-Yamskaya St.” gallery. MAU. Moscow
2010. “Hommage”. “A-3” gallery. Moscow
2010. “Moscow Saga”. Marriot hotel. “VINCENT” gallery. Moscow
2010. ” A Well-Known Stranger”. “Chistye Prudy” gallery. Moscow
2010. “Works from Different Periods”. Personal exhibition. “Les” gallery at the Vavilova Street  Artists’ Club. Moscow
2009. “ART-MANEZH” art fair. “Aist” gallery. Moscow
2008. “ART-MANEZH” art fair. Dmitri and Irina Toloknov’s gallery. Moscow
2007. “Summer in Town”. Personal exhibition at the Zverev Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
2007. “Spring Exhibition”. Campbell’s Art Gallery. London
2006. “Art Salon”. Central Artists’ Club. Moscow
2006. “Arte e cultura dalla Russia”. Viterbo. Italy.
2006. “Impossible Connections”. “A-3” gallery. Moscow
2006. “Choice”. XI Moscow International Forum of Artistic Initiatives. “Novyi Manezh” exhibition hall. Moscow
2005. “Aphrodite’s Dreams”. Zverev Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
2004. “Act of Charity”. “France” gallery. “Art-Strelka” Cultural Centre. Moscow
2004. “Immediate Circle”. “Manezh” gallery artists. “MARS” Centre of Modern Art. Moscow
2002. “Nine Russian Painters” exhibition of works from A. Zaripov’s collection, San Francisco, USA
2002. “Three Painters”. (Elnitskaya, Bystritskaya, Bukh). Moscow Artists’ Club. Moscow
2000. Sotheby’s charitable auction “Operation Smile”, “Art-Moskva” art fair. Central Artists’ Club. Moscow
1999. “Ritratto di Mosca”. Personal exhibition. San Pietro in Casale, Italy
1997. Personal exhibition. Russian Embassy gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
1997. “Akademia del Arte” exhibition (Elnitskaya, Sutyagin, Shevchenko, Kamyanov, Kristinina). Moscow International University. Moscow
1996. “Art-Manezh” art fair. Moscow
1995. “Expo-88” gallery. Personal exhibition. Moscow
1991. Works exhibited at the Carmel Art Gallery. Ottawa. Canada
1990. Exhibition of the scholarship holders of the Young Artists’ Association. “Inselstrasse 13” gallery. Berlin. Germany
1984-1989. Annual exhibitions. Moscow


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