Marta Grigorieva is a Russian-born, Miami and Monaco based portrait painter whose paintings are in private collections in Great Britain, America, and Europe. Marta’s work has been exhibited in New York, London, Turin, Milan, Moscow, Sochi Art Museum and Karachaevo-Cherkesia museum.
Marta Grigorieva is a member of International Federation of Artists and Moscow Union of Artists, and member of the Monegasque National Committee of the International Association of Plastic Arts at UNESCO.
Marta’s original work is a reflection of her manifold experiences in the arts from classical music, early exposure to the modern masters and the unique urban and seaside topographies that have shaped her life. Her works have been described as “Finely crafted with bucolic hues that are eye catching and uplifting but never at the expense of a deeper meaning and sophisticated sensuality”.(1)
Marta painted portraits, among others, of Robin John Gibb, the son of the Bee Gee’s Robin Gibb, Professor Robert Mundell, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of Easy Jet, Pavarotti and Sinatra, at request of Sir Stelios, as well as children of vice-chairman of UBS, Philip Byrne in London.
Marta was born in Russia into a medical and musical family. After studying pianoforte and violin at the St. Petersburg preparatory school for the Conservatory, she achieved a BA in economics at Moscow Technological University.
In 1990, taking advantage of Perestroika, she moved to New York City, where she worked at Christie’s, Russian department specializing in Faberge.
In 1996 – 1997 Marta attended Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, reading fine arts, art history. On her return to New York , while working this time at Sotheby’s, she began to study portrait and figure painting with the leading American portraitist Nelson Shanks at the Art Student League.
At the same time as continuing to expand the conventions of figurative painting, focusing on revealing the various and often hidden aspects of her subjects’ inner worlds, Marta has also explored a dazzling array of other media, including murals, trompe l’oeil and plein air landscape. Her oeuvre is distinguished throughout by its exceptional use of colour and light.
2005 Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia workshop with Nelson Shanks.
1999-2004 Painted the portrait and figure with Nelson Shanks at the Art Student’s League, New York.
2002-2003 Studied design and figure with Sergio Albano, Turin, Italy.
2001 Studied portraiture at the Prince of Wales Foundation, London.
2000 and 1997 Attended drawing and anatomic courses at The Water Street Atelier, New York.
1997 Sabbatical in Venice, Italy.
1997 Completed graduate study in Fine Arts at Harvard University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences concentrating in the Italian Renaissance.
1995-1997 Attended painting courses at the Harvard University School of Visual Arts, Carpenter Center, Cambridge, MA.
1994 Painted landscapes in London, England.
1993 Painted landscapes in Lugano, Switzerland.
1990 Relocated to New York City.
1990 Graduated from Moscow Technological University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
Began painting at the age of 11.
Began studying music in St. Petersburg at the age of 6 – pianoforte and violin.
April 2015: Demystification, Audi Capital Gestion, MC Monaco.
October 2014: The Beaty of Earth, Columbus, Monaco.
May – June 2014 Columbus, Monte Carlo, “Sea Legends and Desires”.
March – May 2014 Quai des Artistes, Monaco,
“Mysteries of Painting: Oil and Sugar on Canvas”
January 2014, Yacht Club of Monaco, Monte Carlo.
May – June 2008: Harmony in White, The Burlington Club, Mayfair, London.
April 2008: One Light, No 5 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London.
January 2008: Stream of Life, Radisson Edwardian Canary Wharf, London.
October 2005: Ca’Del Lupo, Montelupo Albese, Cuneo Italy.
June 2004: Castello di Castellar, Cuneo Italy.
February 2004: Salon des Arts, Kensington, London.
July 2002: Castello di Marcerù, Villafranca Piemonte,Torino, Italy.
11-30 November 2022 Gallery L’entrepot, Monaco.
19 May – 21 May 2017, REIJINSHA Gallery Osaka, Japan Oasis Exhibition as part of AIAP-Monaco.
24-26 February 2017, Monaco, Monaco – Japan exhibition and artistic encounter.
8 – 11 October 2014 New York exhibition @ Highline Loft Gallery
508 West 26 Str NY NY.
December 2012: Fenix Art Gallery, Moscow.
November 2012: Кarachaevo – Cherkesovo Art Museum, Russia.
September 2012: Sochi Fine Art Museum, Russia.
December 2012: Fenix Art Gallery, Moscow.
October 2011: Drouot Richelieu Auction, Paris.
November 2011: Russo-British Chamber of Commerce,
November 2007: The Art of Decoration, Englwood, NJ, USA.
March 2007: Les Trois Visages, Mayfair, London.
June 2006: PLURAL exhibition, PIM Spazio, Milan.
June 2003: Challenge, Salon des Arts, Kensington, London.
April 2003: Ascolta, Gusta, Guzman Arte, Torino, Italy.
April 2003: Saluzzo Arte 2003, 8 Mostra di Arte Contemporanea fondazione Amletto Bertoni, Saluzzo, Cuneo Italy.
December 2002, won II prize – Premio al concorso di Pittura Art Studio, Cultural Association, Torino, Italy.
October 2002: Orizzonti d’Arte e Poesia,
Salone dei Cavalieri, Pinerolo, Italy.
January, and March 2002: Ladie’s Vision and Dog is for Life, Garden of Eden Art Gallery, London.
July 2001: Chelsea Art Society, London.
June 2001: Salon des Arts, Kensington, London.
August 1998 and August 1997: Sotheby’s, New York.
May 1997: Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
ACCADEMIA FINE ART AUCTION held 21 June 2015 at the Hotel Metropol, Monaco.
Also in August Accademia Fine Arts sold a painting for the Princess Charleen charity.
Auction Results ArtNet.com: October 2011, Drouot Richelieu Auction, Paris.
(1) ‘Adam Garrie, London based artist and collector
Marta’s subjects are often conventional: figure, portraits and landscapes. But in her handling of coulour she secured her place as 21-century master.