Dmitry Shorin's paintings are immediately recognizable – influenced by photography and referencing mass media images, he paints beautiful young girls almost exclusively. Frequently placing his fragile and ephemeral heroines in the heavens paired with airplanes, his paintings are uncanny. Matte and somewhat drained of colour, Shorin's images are rife with unease created by a repressed yet ever present psychological eroticism. The girls he paints are constantly observed, their images created for and consumed by consumer society, but Shorin's presentation of them is them is that of the voyeur, the unseen observer.
Dmitry Shorin was born in Novosibirsk in 1971. He studied in the Graphic Art Department at the M. Gorky Teaching Institute in Omsk and continued his studies at the Omsk Academy of Service specialising in costume design, graduating in 1990. That same year, he moved to St. Petersburg where he commenced special post-graduate studies. In 1993 he was admitted to the Association of Artists and in 1998 he joined the UNESCO International Federation of Artists. He continues to live and work in St. Petersburg.
Selected Exhibitions and Art Fairs
2013 Flight, Erarta Gallery, London, UK
2013 Growing Wings On the Way Down, Erarta Gallery, New York, USA
2013 I Believe in Angels, Erarta Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
2013 Personal Structures. Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy.
2013 Art Paris Art Fair, Erarta Galleries, Paris, France.
2013 Art Palm Beach, Erarta Galleries, Palm Beach, USA.
2012 We are (not) alone. Erarta Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2011 Holidays. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2011 Dmitry Shorin. Zurab Tseretelli Gallery, The Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia
2010 Small Pleasures. Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2009 Rookery. AL Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2009 Desktop: War and Peace. 3rd Moscow Biennale of Modern Art, Parallel Program at Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2008 Dmitry Shorin in the Russian Museum. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2008 Wind. Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2008 Vienna Art Fair, Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2007 Parts of a Body. Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2007 Art Athens, Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2006 Once is not forever. Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2006 ARCO Madrid, Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2005 Girls' Best Friend. 1st Moscow biennale of Modern Art, Parallel Program at Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2005 Mannequins. Aeroclub, Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2004 Appetite. Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2003 Dmitry Shorin. Central House of Culture, Moscow, Russia
2003 Girls from the Next House. Gallery Fine Art, Moscow, Russia
2002 Dmitry Shorin. Contemporary Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
2000 Dmitry Shorin. Borey Art Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia
1996 Dmitry Shorin. Gallery 21, St. Petersburg, Russia
1996 IV St. Petersburg Biennale, Fontanny Dom (Anna Akhmatova Museum at Fountain House), St. Petersburg, Russia
1996 The History of Advertising. Grand Hall, Artists Union, St. Petersburg, Russia
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Svetlana and Fyodor Bondarchuk, John L. Stewart, Nikolay Shibayeff, Renata Maser, Dietrich Matyushits, Terence Gray, Lief Djurhuus, Marianna Sapi, Ekaterina Berezovsky, Victor Bondarenko, Veronica Borovik-Hilchevskoy, Anna Veselova, Denis Gamobramov, Oleg Zalomov, Edward Kitsenko, Alexey Kondratyev, Herman Koshkordin, Tatyana and Dmitry Lukovnikovykh, Victoria Markina, Svetlana Meschaninova, Marina Obrazcova, Alexander Rappoport, Marianna Sardarova, Sofia and Roman Trotsenko, Irina Filatova, Victoria Fomina and Sergey Gridchin, Anastasia Chuhray, and Ilya Shaporo.