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As a professional artist, Valeria MRAVYAN exhibited in Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Arts (Japan), Frankfurt Messe (Germany), Chagall House (Israel), Krimsky Most Gallery (Russia), Monserrat Gallery (NY, USA), Los Gatos Museum of Art (CA, USA), to name a few out of Canada galleries.
Some critics find her paintings to have a delicate touch of classical Russian constructivism; Some emphasize a flavour of interesting multi-cultural symbiosis; Some point to her expressive freedom of sharing how she feels
Perhaps all this appears fairly true. However, there still seems to be a bit of an intrigue around Valerias paintings. One gripping detail could be probably exposed in this context:
A daughter of Moscow intellectuals (father a writer and artist; mother a literature translator), Valeria spent her childhood among the books, fine art museums, classical music, and the adults disputes of timeless issues good and evil, beautiful and ugly, wise and dull, etc. At age 19, Valeria earned her first professional artists diploma from the Industrial Arts College; at 26 she got a masters degree in applied arts from the Moscow State Textile Institute. Since then, Valeria happened to change cities and countries before she settled in Toronto (Canada), but through all the years she was doing what she does the best turning a plain fabric into the Art.
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This will be Valerias first show in Muskoka. For this exhibition Dreamland Chancery Art Gallery has selected mostly paintings with fairytale associations, congruent to the spirit of the Holiday Season. Some of her watercolors, tapestry and batik works will be also presented.