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Diana Vouba

Diana Vouba

Diana Vouba was born in Tqvarchal, Abkhazia on January 5, 1958.
At the age of 14 she started to study painting at Sukhum Art College and later perfected her painting technique at Repin Institute in St. Petersburg.

After graduating in 1986 from Tbilisi Arts Academy, she was invited to work for the USSR Academy of Arts, where she experimented with almost all existing graphic arts techinques. She was admitted to the USSR Artists Union in 1988.

Vouba participated in a number of exhibitions. She had a personal exhibition in the Central House of Artists in Moscow in March of 1992. Since 1991 she has participated in over 40 exhibitions in Russia and abroad, 12 of which were author's exhibitions.

Her favourite genre is portraiture, but she sees portraiture not as a genre but rather as a method of the creative process: portrait of a man, of a flower, of a stone...

1958 Born in Abkhazia
1976 Graduated from Art Studio in Sukhumi
1986 Graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts
1988 Admitted to the Union of Painters of the USSR
1991 Graduated from the Art Workshops of the Soviet Academy of Arts
1996 Gold medal of the International Arts Festival in Tunis

Her works are in numerous museums and private collections, including State Russian Museum, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow Museum of Modern art, Gallery of Royal Family Ludovizi in Rome, private galleries and collections in CIS countries, Russia, USA, Austria, Italy, France, Tunisia, Egypt, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Belgium, Switzerland, Malta, Greece, Egypt, Australia, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Philippine.

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