NATALIA PANKOVA is a painter, who has twice been honored with the Nizhny Novgorod Award and the New Intelligentsia Award of the Moscow News Publishers; the Culture Award winner of “Person of the Year 2013”, held by Delovoy Kvartal (Business Quarter) Publishing House.
Natalia Pankova has been awarded a diploma of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Biography and exhibitions
Natalia Pankova was born in Gorky (today Nizhny Novgorod), Russia, in 1965.
She graduated from Gorky Art College and Moscow External University for the Humanities, with a Master`s degree in Art History.
Natalia Pankova´s official titles and duties:
Member of the Russian Union of Artists.
Member of the Association of Artists “Cherniy Prud” (Black Pond).
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Nizhny Novgorod Russian Art Foundation. Counselor to the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Nizhny Novgorod.
Since 1988 Natalia has been a participant and manager of Russian and international art projects and exhibitions, including more than 60 personal exhibitions.
Natalia’s first personal exhibition, held in 1989, was a success. Since that time Natalia has been a constant participant in art-events in Russia and abroad.
Major Exhibitions 1988–2018
Russia: Moscow (The Central House of Artists, 1993; Art Manezh, 1996; The Institute of Art, 1999; The British Embassy, 2000; The State Duma of Russia, 2001, 2006; The Embassy of Malaysia, 2001; The New Zealand Embassy, 2001, 2004; The Center of Liberal-Conservative Politics, 2003; Igor Obrosov Gallery, 2004; The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, 2007; The Residence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, 2007; The Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia 2008; the State Corporation “Rosatom”, 2009; The Embassy of the Republic of Singapore, 2010; The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, 2012; The Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 2014; The Embassy of Portugal, 2016; The Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 2017 and others);
Nizhny Novgorod (Nizhny Novgorod State Museum of Fine Arts, 1997, 2004, 2015; Nizhny Novgorod Exhibition Centre, 1988–2018; the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in Nizhny Novgorod, 2002–2018 and others);
Sarov (Central Exhibition Hall, 1995);
Samara (“Babylon” Gallery, 2006);
Saransk (Mordovia Republican Museum of Fine Arts. S. Erzya, 2005, 2012);
Cheboksary (Chuvashia State Art Museum, 1989, 2005, 2017);
Balashikha (Balashinsky State Art Gallery, 2018)
United Kingdom: London (The Russian Embassy, 1998, 1999; Clink Wharf Gallery, 1999; Heifer Gallery, 1999; “Russian Expo” in 1999; Ormond Gallery, 2000)
Algeria: Algiers, Annaba, Constantine, Bou-Saada, 2002.
Finland: Helsinki (The Russian Centre of Science and Culture); Tampere (The Central Exhibition Hall, 2008)
China: Beijing (Beijing World Art Museum, 2009)
Italy: Rome (“Quadrupede” Gallery, 2011)
Slovakia: Bratislava (The Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 2012)
Hungary: Budapest (The Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 2008, 2012)
Austria: Vienna (The Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012); the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the International Organizations in Vienna 2012,
Luxembourg: Mamer (“Leonardo da Vinci” Gallery, 1994), Luxembourg The Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 2014)
France: Condom (Gallery “Zambezy One” 2014), Paris (“Saint Fiacre” Gallery, Russian Centre of Science and Culture,2015)
Latvia: Riga (“White chest” Gallery, 2017)
Spain: Malaga, (1992); Barcelona (“Days of Russian Culture” in the Spanish Village in Barcelona, 1994); Madrid (Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 2017)
Germany, Berlin (Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 2016, 2018)
Natalia Pankova’s paintings can be found in the Nizhny Novgorod State Museum of Fine Arts, the Mordovia State Museum of Fine Arts, the Chuvashia State Fine Arts Museum, the Balashinsky State Art Gallery, the Algerian State Museum of Fine Arts as well as in private collections of Margaret Thatcher, Alain Juppe, Boris Nemtsov, Irina Khakamada, Frits Philips and the great musicians Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya, Yury Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov.
Pankova’s paintings were auctioned at Dorotheum in Vienna in 2008 - 2009.
Planned exhibitions for 2019 will take place in Dresden (Germany), Warsaw (Poland), Belgrad (Serbia), Brussels (Belgium), Moscow (Russia), Nizhny Novgorod (Russia).