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I was born in 1974 in Sevastopol, a Black sea city on the southern tip
of the Crimean Peninsula. I began formally studying art at age 14,
graduating from the Sevastopol Art School and Crimean Art Institute.
In 1996, I was accepted into the Surikov State Art Institute, one of
Russian’s premier art academies. Trained in monumental art and Russian
realism, I completed my BFA in 2000 and MFA in 2003.

Alongside my education, I built my professional career, holding my first
solo exhibition at age 18. Since then, I have participated in solo and group
exhibitions in France, the US, and Russia.

Now based full-time in the US, I continue painting in watercolor and oil. Besides that I use my traditional skills in digital media with programs such as Photoshop, Flash, Maya, After Effects. I also work as a scenic painter for film, television and theater (“Coraline”, “Paranorman”, tv series “Grimm”, musicals “Guys and dolls”, “Aladdin”)

My contact information: matveyrezanov@gmail.com

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