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Stas Orlovski Biography

The contemporary painter Stas Orlovski was born in Moldova and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from York University in Toronto, Canada. Orlovski’s paintings have been shown across the US and Europe, such as during the Venice Biennale in Italy.

Born in Kishinev, Moldova, 1969
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California



1996 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
1996 MFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
1994 B.Ed, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
1992 BFA, York University, Toronto, Canada



2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant
2013 Artistic Innovation Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation
2011 Hatchfund Grant
2008 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship (COLA)
2005 J. Paul Getty Trust Fellowship, California Community Foundation (CCF Fellowship)
2004 Artist in Residence, Art Omi International Art Center
2003 George Rickey Fellowship, Yaddo Corporation for the Arts
1996 Matching Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1994 Teaching Assistantship/Full Tuition Award, University of Southern California


2016 Stas Orlovski, Troika, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA

2015 Stas Orlovski: Skazka, Young Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Stas Orlovski: Chimera, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
Stas Orlovski: Pastoral, Mixed Greens, New York City

2013 Stas Orlovski: Wildflower, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
Stas Orlovski, VOLTA NY, with Mixed Greens, New York City

2011 House and Garden, Mixed Greens, New York City
Echoes, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 Nocturnes, Rio Hondo College Art Gallery, Whittier, CA
Nocturnes, Hillel Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Nocturnes, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA

2008 Nocturnes, Mixed Greens, New York City

2006 Nocturnes, Nathan Larramendy Gallery, Ojai, CA
Stas Orlovski, Mixed Greens, New York City
Stas Orlovski, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005 Stas Orlovski, Traywick Gallery, San Fancisco, CA

2003 Stas Orlovski, Mixed Greens, New York City

2002 Stas Orlovski, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stas Orlovski, Traywick Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2001 Anatomy of the Pleasure Grounds, INMO Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000 Stas Orlovski, Hiromi Paper, Santa Monica, CA



Escape Routes, curated by Amy Chaloupka, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Plus 1, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
Group Show, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

We Must Risk Delight, curated by Elizabeta Betinski, Venice Biennale, Magazzino del Sale No. 3, Venice, Italy
Moving Pictures: Early Animation and Its Influence, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
Staring Back: The Creation and Legacy of Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon, curated by Janie Cohen, Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

Branches: Trees in Contemporary Art, Museum Sinclair-Haus, Bad Homburg, Germany
The Press is my Paintbrush, LA Print Space, curated by Mary Sherwood Brock and Linda Lyke, Los Angeles, CA
6018 Wilshire, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
‘Invisible Connections’ The Barn Project: 1 – Sun Valley, Harvey Art Projects & Aurobora, Ketchum, ID

Cut & Paste, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
Garden Party, Fellows of Contemporary Art, curated by Carolyn Castano & Hadley Holiday,
Los Angeles, CA
Fever Dreams: Robbie Conal, Amir Fallah, Mark Licari and Stas Orlovski, Koplin Del Rio Gallery,
Los Angeles, CA
Works, 332-248, Marine Salon, Santa Monica, CA
Group Show, Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO
Letters From Los Angeles II, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
(southern) California Drawing, curated by Trevor Norris, Orange Coast College, CA
Influx: Art at LAX, curated by Scott Canty, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Drawing Surrealism, curated by Leslie Jones, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Stas Orlovski & Raymond Pettibon, V-Scape at Joe’s, Venice, CA
Letters From Los Angeles, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Strange Worlds/Altered Realities, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
Drawing, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles, CA

Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, curated by Pavel Zoubok and Rachel Lawe, traveling 2011-14 to:
Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Milton, PA; The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO; Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY;
Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
Group Show, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco
Group Show, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Dawn Till Dusk, Jen Beckman Gallery, New York, NY
13th Grade, curated by Mary Anna Pomonis, POST, Los Angeles, CA

The California Design Biennial, curated by Louise Sandhaus, Stewart Reed, Frances Anderton and Alissa Walker,
Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
Acid Rough Luxe: A New Look at Rarely Seen Works, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA
Gallery Artists, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

Sweet Subversives: Contemporary California Drawing, curated by Amy Grimm, Long Beach Art Museum, CA
Weather Channel, curated by Karen Shaw, Islip Museum of Art, Long Island, NY
Lovable Like Orphaned Kitties and Bastard Children, curated by Kristin Calabrese, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
X: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Arbores Venerabiles, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, Bronx, NY
Paper, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Connections, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Reduce Your Viewing Distance, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL

Visions: Selection from the James T. Dyke Collection of Contemporary Drawings, curated by Townsend Wolfe,
travels to Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Fl and Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
City of Los Angeles Artist Fellowship (COLA) Exhibition, Barnsdall Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Flocks & Feathers: Birds in Science, Culture & Art, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art, Scranton, PA
Impression, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Nature of LA: Samantha Fields, Portia Hein, Stas Orlovski, and Andre Yi, Traywick Contemporary, Berkeley, CA
Replica, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Tree Service, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA

Inhale/Exhale, Peter Miller Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mar Vista, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA
Drawn Out, curated by Pam Posey, Sam Francis Gallery, Crossroads School, Santa Monica, CA
The Uncertainty Principle: Drawing in the Golden Age of Worry, curated by Karen Brown, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb, IL



American Embassy in Brussels, Belgium
Art Omi Collection
Davis Art Museum
Chevron Corporation
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Francis Greenburger Collection
Houston Museum of Fine Arts
METRO (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority)
Northern Illinois University Art Museum
Palm Springs Art Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
Progressive Corporation
Samella Lewis Collection of Contemporary Art, Scripps College
University of Southern California
Vincent Price Art Museum
The West Collection