East meets west gallery

Igor Shirshkov

Painting, graphics, sculpture, object


Igor Shirshkov was born on March 24, 1962 in Ulan-Ude, Russia.
In 1984 he graduated from the Architectural faculty of the Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute. (Irkutsk National Research Technical University).
He participates in Art exhibitions, promotions, Art projects since 1986.
Member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1999 and Member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
I. Shirshkov is interested in the interacting with various artistic techniques: object, project painting, sculpture, public art. He combines abstract and figurative art, experimenting with color, materials, explores audioplasticism (synthesis of music and visual plasticity).
2006 – Ph.D. thesis on the topic “Principles of the formation of the artistic and plastic language of K. Malevich as a sign system in the context of the culture of the 20th century.”
2015 – Monograph on the topic “Questions of composition in the sacral image system»
Participant at numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad.

Solo exhibitions

2005 – “Sings”, Exhibition Hall of the Theater “School of Dramatic Art” (Vasilyev Theater), Moscow
2006 – ‘The XX Century’ Gallery” in Pai Chai University, Deigen. The Republic of Korea.
2007 – The project “Concentration”, The Museum Center at Strelka. the 7th Novosibirsk Biennale Krasnoyarsk
2009 – “Clinch” Art project (with Sergey Briukhanov), The Vincent Gallery, Moscow
2012 – Art project “White Movement”, Gallery VHUTEMAS, Moscow
2013 – Art project “White Movement”, Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg
2016 – Art project “Russian Seasons”, Libreville Arts Center, prepared by the Russian Federation Embassy in Gabon
2016 – “Painting and graphics of Igor Shirshkov”, The City Gallery of Kraljevo. Kraljevo, Serbia
2016 – “Painting and graphics by Igor Shirshkov”, The Gallery “Boucher Yakshich.” Belgrade, Serbia
2017 – “The Architectural Abstraction”, The New Museum, St Petersburg
2017 – “Structures in Interaction”, Municipal Exhibition Hall, Gallery “Na Kashirke”, Moscow
2017 – “The Movement of Structures”, VS unio Gallery, Moscow
2018 – “Cartography”, Fine Art Gallery of Novy Pazar, Serbia
2019 – “Tales of a Forgotten Rabbi”, Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk
2019 – “A – abstraction”, Abramova gallery, St. Petersburg
2019 – “Lucky Chance”, Burgersaal, Konstanz, Germany
2019 – “Fight against Gravity”, Blue Living Room, MOSCONCERT, Moscow
2022 – “Journey / Observer Effect”, Izmailovo Gallery, Moscow

Group exhibitions

2008 – “The collection of the XX Century of the artist Annamukhamed Zaripov”, State Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg
2010 – “Monochrome”, Session of Moscow artists, A3 Gallery, Moscow; “Homage”, Sessions of Moscow artists, A3 Gallery, Moscow
2012 – “The degree of due novelty”, sessions of Moscow artists, A3 Gallery, Moscow
2013 – “Spring Fever”, Session of Moscow artists, A3 Gallery, Moscow; Mayakovsky Art Center, St. Petersburg
2015 – “Alive”. Omelchenko gallery, Moscow; “Another Reality”, project by Mikhail Alshibai and Natalia Georgadze, Central House of Artists; “November Art fair of Visual Art 2015”, Municipal Gallery of Kraljevo, Serbia; “40 years of Artists’ Residence Studenica”, Municipal Gallery of Kraljevo, Serbia
2016 – “November Art fair of Visual Art 2016”, Municipal Gallery of Kraljevo, Serbia
2017 – “Actual Russia”, ROSIZO, All-Russian Museum of Decorative Art, Moscow; “November Salon of Visual Art 2017”, Municipal Gallery of Kraljevo, Serbia; “Banks and Rivers”, Kuznetsky Bridge 20, Moscow; “Exhibition from the Museum funds”, Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk; “Formula of the Circle”, Open Club Gallery, Moscow; “Friends of the Gallery”, VS unio Gallery, Moscow; “Structures”, State Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg
2018 – “Exhibition of new arrivals”, Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk; “November Art fair of Visual Art 2018”, Municipal Gallery of Kraljevo, Serbia; “Russian Artists in Gabon”, National Museum of Gabon, Libreville, Gabon; “Arrival of the Train”, Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, ROSIZO, NCCA, Moscow
2019 – “Energy of Abstraction”, Omsk City Museum “Art of Omsk”, Omsk; ” Russian Fine Art”, Academy of Arts, traveling exhibition in Russian cities; “Architectural Coworking”, Union of Architects of Russia, Moscow
2020 – “75 years of Victory”, Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk; “May. Peace”, Ministry of Agriculture, courtyard at Starosadsky, Moscow; “Century and Eternity. Fine Art of Russia and Mongolia”. Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk
2021 – “Number and Symbol”, A3 Gallery, Moscow; “A mistake gives birth to an idea”, Lega Gallery, Moscow; “My Fate – Irkutsk”. Irkutsk Regional Art Museum, Irkutsk
2022 – “Recycle Sound” exhibition of audiovisual and interactive installations, Ground Solyanka Gallery, Moscow; “Number and Symbol”, Saratov Regional Art Museum named after A.N. Radishchev, Saratov; “On the Edge of Graphics” Volgograd Museum of Fine Arts named after I.I. Mashkov, Volgograd; “On the Edge of Graphics”, Tenishev Cultural and Exhibition Center, Smolensk


The State Russian Museum. Department of the latest trends. Saint Petersburg
Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow
The State Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA). Moscow
The New Museum. Saint Petersburg
The Museum of Nonconformist Art. Saint Petersburg.
Irkutsk Regional Art Museum
New Jerusalem State Museum of History and Art, Istra
Krasnoyarsk Museum Center on Strelka
Ust-Ilimskaya Art Gallery
Tyumen Regional Museum of Fine Arts
Khanty-Mansiysk State Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Modern Art of Gabon. Libreville
The National Museum of the city of Kraljevo. Serbia
Krasnodar Regional Art Museum