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Biography

Morgunova Neringa Anatolievna
N.A. Morgunova as born in Leningrad in 1978.
In 1996 she graduated from the St. Petersburg State Academic Art Lyceum named after B.V.Ioganson.
In 2003 she graduated from the St. Petersburg Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after Ilya Repin (workshop of painting of professor A.A. Mylnikov).
In 2003 N. Morgunova was honored a diploma with distinction.
In 2001 she was awarded with a medal “For Outstanding Academic Achievements”.
In 2001 she was honored with a Scholarship from the President of Russian Federation.
In 2002 she won a personal grant competition in painting.
In 2003 Neringa completed a postgraduate course at the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute named after Ilya Repin.
In 2003 completed Post Graduate Studies at I. Repin St. Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (Russian Academy of Arts).
Since 2006 she has been a member of the Union of Russian Artists.
N. Morgunova’s paintings are in the collection of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of Russian Federation and also in private and state collections in Russia, the USA, Germany, Italy, Austria China and Ukraine.

Articles

Neringa Morgunova’s art is characterized by the interest to national identity of Russian culture. Traditions of folk art, spirituality, interest to the festive side of life - all these are the typical features of her paintings and her outlook.

Neringa got the traditional St. Petersburg Academic Art education –having studied at the Academic Lyceum named after B.V.Ioganson, she went on to the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I.E. Repin. Having graduated from the workshop of painting of professor A.A. Mylnikov in 2003, she entered the course of postgraduate studies.

A master of subtle and sensitive soul, she can see beauty in the simplest things of our everyday life, retain and express their unique atmosphere on the canvas. It’s important to mention that her works are generally very atmospheric. Sometimes they do not just depict an event or a motif, but evoke distinct associations, memories and feelings of the spectator thanks to the exact pictorial form found by the artist.

It is typical that nature should be depicted as a certain animate essence, majestic and austere in its beauty. That is why the nature she paints is emphasizingly silent and reticent. Moreover the artist chooses such epiс motives that prove obvious how independent and disconnected from humans the life of nature is.

Neringa’s still lives are free from specially selected exotic objects or old elegant artifacts — she prefers various textures, surfaces, simple expressive forms and shapes.

Nevertheless genre painting seems to be the core of her art. Bright and festive or quiet and tranquil, her works are always carefully orchestrated, all the details are strictly selected, and the mood is verified. Neringa’s paintings reflect on religion, traditions, national identity and their attunement to the modern world; the artist seeks to reconcile these different forms of existence of the Russian soul.

Svetlana Ershova
PhD in Art History