Valery Yershov (Yessentuki, Russia 1960 -)

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Born in the Soviet Union, in the city of Yessentuki, he graduated from State Repin Academy of Art in St. Petersburg. Yershov's art received international recognition when he joined Furmanny Lane in Russia, Europe and the Americas. His works have been shown as part of the international Art Armory Show, auctioned in Sotheby's and Phillips houses, and held in many private collections and museums. Yershov is a co-founder of the Russian Art Pavilion organization. In his ironic realism, Yershov utilizes exaggerated figures, rich textures and bright colors. His flamboyant paintings strike and amaze the viewer's imagination, appealing on both analytical and emotional levels while illuminating many aspects of human experience.

Throughout his life, Yershov has experimented with a multitude of different techniques and media such as painted sculptures made from handmade clay, oil on canvas, needle and thread, etc. Today Valery uses a combination of carved wood, resin, ink, oil, acrylic, and pouring medium to craft truly unique artworks from his latest collections “Seaside”, “Underground”, and “Ambience”.


2018 - Barsky Gallery, Hoboken, New Jersey
2012 - Arttitud Gallery, San Francisco.
2011 - (MoRA) Museum of Russian Art, New Jersey.
2010 - Valery Yershov. Celebrities! Salamatina Gallery, New York.
2010 - Valery Yershov: Lost Wanderings. Kolodzei Art Foundation and Gallery
- Barbarian Art, Zürich, in collaboration with Phenomena Project, White
Box, New York, NY. Catalog
2008 - Galerie Zama, Greenwich, CT. Catalog.
2005 - Rima Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2003 - Rima Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ.
2002 - Inter Art Gallery, New York.
2000 - London Contemporary Art, Moscow. Catalog.
1992 - Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York.
1991 - Prince Art Gallery, New York.
1989 - Galleria Krista Mikkola, Helsinki, Finland.
1988 - Galleria Bodenschatz, Basel, Switzerland.


2017 - Hundred Year Later: Impressions.
- Bulgarian Consulate General, NY;
- The Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY.
- Pushkin. Russian Cultural Center, Washington DC.

2015 - Through Your Eyes: The National Arts Club Collects
- The National Arts Club, New York
2014-15 - This Leads to Fire: Russian Art from Non-Conformism to Global
- Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation.
- Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York.
2013 - Russian Pavilion NY, New York.
2010 - Sotheby’s, London.
2007 - MacDougall’s Russian Art Auction, London.
2005 - Uphouse Fine Art Publisher’s Catalogue. Scottsdale, AZ.
2002 - London Contemporary Art, Moscow.
1995 - Five + Five, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery. New York, NY.
1994 - De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, San Francisco, CA.
- Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, NY.
1993 - Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, NY.
- Sacrifice, J. Claramunt Gallery. New York, NY.
- Homosexual Ideology. RAAC Gallery, New York, NY.
1992 - Bricker Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
1991 - Michael Kizhner Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA.
- The Storm Collection Catalogue. London, England.
1990 - Helen Drutt Gallery, New York, NY.
- Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, NY
- Furmanny Lane Workshops. Zurich, Switzerland
- Golda Meir Association Catalogue. New York, NY
1989 - Three Young Soviet Artists. Galerie Blanche, Stockholm, Sweden
- Galleria Bodenschatz. Basel, Switzerland
- Art Fair. Stockholm, Sweden
- New Art from Moscow. Labyrinth, Hamburg, West Germany
- Museum of Modern Art and Gallery Center; Zagreb, Yugoslavia
- Museum Vasarely, Zurich, Switzerland
- Phillips Auction, London England
- Russian 20th Century Avant-Garde Art, Phillips Auction Catalogue,
London, England.
- Stockholm Art Fair. Stockholm, Sweden.
- Museum of Modern Art and Gallery Center Catalogue, Zagreb,
- Furmanny Lane Workshops. Zurich, Switzerland.
- Labyrinth Auction Catalogue. Warsaw Poland.
- Young Russian Artists from Moscow, Gallerie Blanche, Stockholm,

Yershov’s work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, and the Daily News among many other publications. Yershov’s works were displayed in the collections of Gianni Versace, Mikhail Prokhorov and Lady Gaga as well as other private international collections. Selected public collections include Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ; Kolodzei Art Foundation, the Ludwig Collection and others.