Olga Nikishina

Olga Nikishina

Olga Nikishina
NIKI Gallery & Art school's teacher and contemporary realist artist.
An expert judge of the #Limitless_abilities2022 competition in the Culture nomination.

EDUCATION
✅ 2015 - Moscow Art School.
✅ 2019 - Successfully undertook a series of workshop classes encompassing "Academic Drawing" and "Academic Painting" at the esteemed Academy of Arts "Stroganov Traditions."
✅ 2020 - Graduated from Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts (Stroganov Academy).
✅ 2021 - Successfully finished the "People in Watercolor" course at ARTLIFE ACADEMY.

MEMBER OF
✅ International Watercolor Society IWS Globe.
✅ Creative Union of Artists of Russia.
✅ The unified register of authors and certified works of art "Artreestr."
✅ American Watercolor Society.
✅ Miami Watercolor Society (MWS).

AWARDS
Contest Winner - International Pyrenees Watercolor Contest & Exhibition (France 2021).
Global contest winners - Global Art Connection Watercolor Exposition (France & Poland 2022).
✅ One of the winners of the "I want to be on the Malevich cover" competition.
Award of Excellence - Exhibition Spring 2023 Miami Watercolor Society.
First place - Exhibition Fall 2023 Miami Watercolor Society.

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
⏺ 2019 - Moscow State Stroganov Art Academy of Design and Applied Arts - Exhibition "Throughout the thorns to the stars."
⏺ 2019 - NiKo Art Gallery Moscow - Autumn exhibition of contemporary artists BelArt.
⏺ 2020 - Moscow State Stroganov Art Academy of Design and Applied Arts - International contest and exhibition "Light up your star."
⏺ 2020 - IWS SARE Art Gallery Moscow - First RUSSIAN WATERCOLOR ARTISTS EXHIBITION.
⏺ 2021 - IWS SARE Art Gallery Moscow - Third RUSSIAN WATERCOLOR ARTISTS EXHIBITION.
⏺ 2021 - IWS SERBIA, Gallery Kuca Kralja Petra, Belgrade – International exhibition WOMAN'S SOUL.
⏺ 2021 - IWS SINGAPORE - Participant and nominee for an international competition award - First IWS Singapore International Watercolor Exhibition and Competition "The Journey of Recovery."
⏺ 2021 - IWS Slovenia – IV International Watercolor Festival Castra 2021.
⏺ 2021 - IWS Vietnam and International Art Studio in the Pyrenees – International Pyrenees Watercolor Contest & Exhibition - Participant of the exhibition and winner of the international competition.
⏺ 2021 - IWS Vietnam – International exhibition «FALL 2021». The artwork «Solo» is in the 100 of the best paintings.
⏺ 2021 - IWS Russia - 1st International Watercolor Festival «Watercolor with love.»
⏺ 2021 - ARS LONGA - an annual interregional project with the support of the Russian Academy of Arts.
⏺ 2022 - IWS TIRANA, ALBANIA - RINart Tirana International Contemporary Festival.
⏺ 2022 - IWS INDIA, - 3rd International Watercolor Society India Biennale 2022.
⏺ 2022 - IWS NEPAL - 1st Pokhara International Art Festival "HEART to HEART."
⏺ 2022 - IWS TURKEY - International Watercolor Exhibition & Contest "DREAM of Watercolor."
⏺ 2022 - IWS FRANCE & POLAND - Global Art Connection Watercolor Exposition France – Poland 2022 – Participant of the exhibition and winner of the international competition.
⏺ 2022 - IWS SARE Art Gallery Moscow - 3rd International Watercolor Contest & Exhibition “HOPE & LOVE”.
⏺ 2023 - GlobArt NFT IWS & IWS TURKEY & IWS Ay Art Gallery - 1st International Jointly Organized Online Watercolor Contest "The Power of Colors."
⏺ 2023 - Miami Watercolor Society - Spring 2023 Exhibition - Award of Excellence.
⏺ 2023 - Miami Watercolor Society - Fall 2023 Exhibition – First place.
⏺ 2024 - Miami Watercolor Society - Spring 2024 Exhibition – Merit Award.

Through her artwork, Olga captivates the observer's gaze, drawing attention to each moment in life's temporary and distinct nature. She skillfully portrays the beauty and grace of the human body, the delicate transience of a blooming flower, and the breathtaking splendor of a sunset.

The author's favorite medium is watercolor, with its elusive mobility, transparency, fluidity, and rebellious character.

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