*He studied at Krasnoyarsk Junior Art Academy in Siberia where he learned the basics of realistic painting and later graduated with honors.
*After a period of difficult entrance exams, in which he competed for only 15 available spots, Valeriy was accepted to Moscow Art Academy of V. Surikov in 1982.
*After graduating from the Moscow Art Academy, he returned to Krasnoyarsk and taught art as a professor at the Junior Art College.
*Valeriy is a member of the Russian Union of Artists, the International Artist Assoc, and is a permanent member of the Russian Art Academy, established in 1775.
*He has been awarded Silver Medal #193 from the United Nations for his cultural contributions to the art world.
*He has been awarded two Big Gold Medals from the Russian Art Academy.
*Best Acrylic, "Biting the Dust," at CFD Old West Museum 2015
*Phippen Family Award at 2015 Phippen Museum Show & Sale.
*Art of the West Award, at the 2015 Phippen Museum Show & Sale.
*People's Choice Award, at the 2016 Cattlemen's Western Show & Sale
*He has taken part in National and International Exhibitions around the world.
*His works are in private collections in Japan, Germany, Cyprus, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the United States.
*Graduated Junior Art Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
*Graduated Moscow Art Academy of V. Surikov, Moscow, Russia.
*Dean of Junior Art Academy, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
*Art Instructor, Sacramento, CA.
*Multiple Awards for Exhibits, National and International.
*Silver Medal from the United Nations.
*Gold Medal from Russian Art Academy.
*Laureate of Academy Art Show, Moscow, Russia 2014.
*Permanent Member of the Russian Art Academy, established in 1775.
*Member of the International Artists Association & the Russian Union of Artists.
*Art Work hanging in the Historian Museum of Siberia.
*Art Work hanging in the Contemporary Museum of Moscow.
*Art Work exhibited at the CFD Old West Museum, 2016
*Her works are in private collections in Japan, Germany, Cyprus, Italy, Russia, Siberia, Spain, and the United States
Bottom: Russian Art Academy Big Gold Medal
Dave has recently added local and international artists to his gallery. Artists include: Valeriy Kagounkin and Tamara Magdalina of Siberia, and Nevada artists, Lady Jill, Christa, and Fred Boyce.
Please join Dave at his Reno Gallery at 1510 S. Wells Ave, Reno, Nevada 89502, or shop from this website. You can contact Dave at 775-827-6206 from 10am-7pm Pacific Time.
*International Exhibits in: Japan, Germany, Cyprus, Italy, Russia, Spain, U.S.
*Valeriy's paintings hang in the Contemporary Museum of Moscow, Russia &
the Historian Museum of Siberia.
*In 2015-16, The CFD Old Western Museum, Cheyenne, Wyoming
*2015-16, Phippen Museum, Prescott, Arizona
2015, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, Arizona
2016, The Charles Russell Museum & First Strike Auction, Great Falls, MT
2016 Cattlemen's Western Art Show & Sale, Paso Robles, California
*California State Fair
*San Francisco Russian Arts Festival
*The Reno Rodeo
*Stetson Cowboy Christmas - The Sands Casino, Las Vegas