Angelica Verkeenko


Artist’s Statement: 

My initial work in this medium was been shaped by the classical aesthetics of my native city  – St. Petersburg, golden spires and cupolas, mixed with the aging bronze sculptures and antique silver patinas. Other influences were the Art Deco period and its geometries, allegorical and  mythological figures and also motifs from 18th century French musical theatre.

My creative process combines my passions for painting, photography, printmaking, and product design.  My current multimedia works focus on my long interest in transfer my impressions of the nature and painting  traditions.

I work on a base  of paperboard. On the primary paper layer I fix the outlines of the finished image in relief and then  build up the relief on top of the initial outlines by applying geometries of metallic paper  and foils.  I work with hand tools to add detail and finishes, in paint and other media. Now that I have

been living  in New York  I am drawn to the spectacle of life here with its rich history and diversity, and  am doing  works based on these new themes. The new work is evolving into a expanded palette  involving colors  and pulsating geometries. I am fascinated by New York history and architecture.


Member of  International Art Alliance. Elegant New York , USA

Member of The Pushkin Society in America

Member of the Union of Artists of Russia

I was born and raised in Saint Petersburg , Russia.  Studied at  Institute of  Performing  Arts  Bachelor of Arts (B.F.A.) Field of  Study: Costume and Stage Design and  at  Baron A.Stieglitz  Arts  and  Industry  Academy  Field of Study: Textile Design and Decorative Monumental painting

I have been working for the past ten years in movie and theater as a costume designer, costume decorator  scenic  painter, muralist and prop painter at  the International Theatre Laboratorium – USA.  Lenfilm Studio, the Marinsky Opera and Ballet Theater , and  other theaters in Russia and America.

I have show my individual art-works in solo and group exhibition in America , Europe and Russia: including  New York,  New Orleans and San Francisco,  St. Petersburg,  Moskow,  Galleries:  Museum of Russian Art,  Contenporiry Art Center,  JW Marriot Hotel, Louisiana Universite  at  Hammond, Angela King Gallery, The Lessville One Eleven Gallery,  Also my art wors found in private  collection America, Europe , Russia.

AWARDS : 2013   Claude “Buddy” Leach Merit Award Winner , Gallery One Illeven, Leesville , LA