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BIO:

Russian born and trained as an architect, Alexey Klimov seeks for metaphors of other kind and embraces chaos as the operative force in nature. The sculptor brings to his neo- constructivist works an urban sensibility rooted in the tradition of Malevich and Tatlin but thoroughly steeped in the American preoccupation with invention and reinvention, of recycling and preserving old artifacts in new contexts.

His vision--asserting the dynamics of sculptural space--embodies the underlying process of metamorphosis itself. His sculptures are expositions of time’s degradation of the built landscape, where the material fabrications of man and the forces of nature intersect--the point of deterioration. They are metaphors of time, microcosmic arenas in which the drama of arrrested time is played out for our contemplation.

It is hard today to look at approximations of exposed steel beams, at sheet metal twisted or contorted, and not to be reminded of the haunting carcass of the World Trade Center. And yet Klimov’s sculptures have no tragedy or pity attached to them, rather they sing out in praise of the built world as it coexists side by sidewith nature: it ages, as it takes on patina-- even as it crumbles, as some Greek ruins do, their marble columns scoured of the gilding which to modern eyes might render them hideous. Klimov’s art hints at some troubling spiritual power that lies readily at hand--the artist’s way of celebrating life over darkness.

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Exhibitions

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EDUCATION

School of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
Moscow Institute of Architecture, Moscow, Russia

Solo Exhibitions

2010 Moses Brown School (Krause Gallery), Providence, RI
2005 Chapman Friedman Gallery, Louisville, KY
2003 Union League Club, Chicago, IL
2002 Lake County Convention Center, Hammond, IN
2001 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1998 Smithsonian Art Museum, New Albany, IN
1996-98 Jadite Galleries, New York, NY
1995 Gallery Swan, New York, NY
1997,98 MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY
1996 South of North Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Riverfront Gallery, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

2007 Walter Wickiser Gallery, "Sculpture at Play", New York, NY 
1998 The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
2012 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY at Art Toronto
2006 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY at Miami Art
2005 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY at Art Chicago
2003-2016 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Barrington Art Center, Barrington, IL
2003 Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL
2002,03,04 Sonia Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL
1998-2000 Images Gallery, Louisville, KY
2001-05 Chapman Friedman Gallery, KY
2001 “From Trash to Treasure”, Hammond, IN
1999-2006 Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL
1996,97 Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997 Maya Polsky Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999-2003 Earthworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1994 Art Expo 1994, Javitz Center, New York, NY
1994 “Relatonships”, South of North Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997,98 MyungSook Lee Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Gallery Swan, New York, NY
1996,98 “Around the Coyote”, Chicago, IL
1996 Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
1994 “Sculptors Drawings”, 14th Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY
1980 Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL

SELECTION JURY ET COMPETITIONS

2001-05 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
(Best of Show Award)
1998 Pleadis Gallery, New York, NY
(Juror: Ivan Karp, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York)
1995 ARC Gallery (juried show), Chicago, IL
(Juror: Richard Fransis, Curator MCA Chicago) 
1993 14th Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY
(Juror: Donald Kuspit, New York) 
1996 Art Communication international, New York, NY
(Juror: Ivan Karp, O.K. Harris Gallery, Katarina Rich Perlow, NewYork)
1993 Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
1998 The Art Place, Chicago, IL
1993 International Design Center (juried show), Long Island, NY
1994-98 Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
1996,97,99 New Art International by Book Art Press, Woodstock, NY

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