Oleg Mikhailovich Gunrenkov, @art_gurenkov For more than twenty years, the St. Petersburg artist Oleg Gurenkov has been developing the theme of Slavic mythology in his work. Complex multi-figure compositions made by the artist in the technique of oil painting embody the poetic image of folk customs and beliefs that existed among our distant ancestors. Thanks to the rich creative imagination of Oleg Gurenkov, the viewer can imagine ancient holidays and rituals associated with fertility cults, fortune-telling and weddings. His work was acquired by the Royal Academy

Arts (London, UK) and sold at CHRISTIE's auction.

Was born in Elgava (Latvia) in 1958 


1977 – Graduated from the P. Vlasov`s college in Astrakhan (department of painting)  

1989 – Graduated from the Academy Repin`s Institute of Art in St.Petersburg (department of painting) with the Silver medal. His teacher was a famous painter E. E. Moiseyenko. 

Since 1996 – Member of Union of Russian Artists.  


1987 - First and second prize. All-Union Contest “Struggle for Peace”, Russia 

1989 - Silver medal of the Repin`s Academy 

1989 - Silver Medal on Exhibitions of Achievement of People`s Culture. Moscow, 


Solo Exhibitions:

1992 - Solo exhibition in the House of Cooperation of Science and  

Culture in Berlin, Germany 

2003 – «ART GOROD» (St-Petersburg, Russia) 

2004 – State Museum of B. M. Kustodiev (Astrakhan, Russia) 

2004 – Central Exhibitions Hall. (Moscow, Russia) 

2007 - Central Exhibitions Hall of Union of Artists (St-Petersburg, Russia) 

Main exhibitions:

1987 - All-Union Contest “Struggle for Peace” (Moscow, Russia) 

1987 - Exhibition in Gdansk (Poland) 

1988 - Exhibitions in Holland and England 

1989 - Exhibitions in Athens and Soloniki (Greece) 

1989 - Exhibition of Achievement of People`s Culture (Moscow, Russia) 

1996 - Exhibition in the Russian Embassy in Washington (USA) 

1996 – Anniversary exhibition of Russian Union of Artits. Central Exhibitions Hall “Manez” 

(St-Petersburg, Russia) 

1999 – Tavrychesky Palace (St-Petersburg, Russia) 

2000 – Art-gallery ”Labyrinth” (St-Petersburg, Russia) 

2000 – Exhibitions Hall “Na Arsenalnoy” (Pskov, Russia) 

2000 – “Art-Novosibirsk”. State Gallery of Fine Arts (Novosibirsk, Russia) 

2001 – State Museum of V. Surikov (Krasnoyarsk, Russia) 

2001 – “Art-group Masterskaya”. Art-gallery “Art-Gorod” (St-Petersburg, Russia) 

2002 - “Art-group Masterskaya”. Art-gallery “Spas” (St-Petersburg, Russia) 

2004 - Central Exhibitions Hall of Union of Artists (St-Petersburg, Russia) 

2008 – Festival «Erotica». «АRКА» art-gallery (St-Petersburg, Russia) 

2011 – «Eastern Kaleidoscope -3». «АRКА» art-gallery (St-Petersburg, Russia) 

2011 – «Genius and chef-d'oeuvre». Central Exhibitions Hall “Manez” (St-Petersburg, Russia)


Queen’s Aсademy of Arts (London). This painting was sold through Christie`s auction in 1998 

Museum of Academy of Arts (St-Petersburg) 

Gurenkov`s works are in the private collections in Russia USA, France, UK, Germany, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, Austria, Spain, New Zealand, Greece, Chili, Australiamany other countries.