Olga Tobreluts (Russia)
Kate, from the series Sacred Figures, 2000
Kodak metallic S print, mounted on Dibond, printed in 2000, Edition of 5, Artist Proof 1/1
35 x 25 1/2 inches (89 x 64 cm), signed certificate
Courtesy of the artist, Wendy Watriss and Frederick Baldwin
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Olga Tobreluts is a digital artist working across multiple disciplines including photography, video,
painting, and sculpture. Born in Murino, Russia, she now maintains multiple studios located in St.
Petersburg, Berlin, and San Vito al Tagliamento, Italy. An active and influential member of the St.
Petersburg art scene since 1994, Tobreluts is credited with pioneering the digital art movement in
Russia and is associated with the Neo-Academism movement.
Her work has been exhibited in museums worldwide, notably including a 2013 five-floor retrospective
titled The New Mythology at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Her work has been featured
in numerous international publications, including W magazine, Flash Art, Vogue Paris, and Vanity
Fair, as well as the books Emperor and Galilean: Olga Tobreluts (Oslo: Henrik Ibsen Foundation,
2003) and Olga Tobreluts: Digitalized Academism (Antwerp: Pandora, 1999). Tobreluts’s work was
exhibited in the 2012 FotoFest Biennial exhibition Perestroika, as well as Contemporary Russian
Photography at Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, (2012).