CURRICULUM VITAE

Irina Parfenova, MFA

 

                 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

E-mail: irina@irinaparfenova.org

Website: www.irinaparfenova.org

Cell telephone: (850) 980-7294

 

 

EDUCATION and TRAINING

DEGREE

DATE

(degree earned)

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

Master of Fine Arts

12/2003

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA

Bachelor of Arts

06/2001

Penza State Pedagogical University, Penza, Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS and ACTIVITIES

DATES

POSITION

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION.

Courses taught

2017-present

Artistic Anatomy Instructor

New England School of Fine Art, Worcester, MA

Courses taught: Artistic Anatomy

2013-present

Director

Parfenova Art Studio, Shrewsbury, MA

2011-2015

Art Instructor

Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.

Courses taught: Artistic Anatomy, Painting I and II, Figure Painting, Portrait Drawing, Portrait Painting, Perspective, Fundamental Drawing, Anatomy workshops.

2013 , 2014

Lecturer

University of California, Santa Cruz. CA

Courses taught: Figure Drawing, Artistic Anatomy, Special Topics in Painting.

2012

Art Judge

8th Annual Grafton Arts Festival, Grafton, MA

2007-2009

Mural Artist

Department of Parks and Recreation, Santa Cruz, CA

2003-2004

Studio Art Adjunct Professor

School of Visual Arts and Dance, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Courses taught: Painting I, Painting II, Two-Dimensional Design.

2002-2003

Teaching Assistant

School of Visual Arts and Dance, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Courses taught: Painting I.

 


 

HONORS and AWARDS

2018 Drawing Award, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 107 Annual Exhibition, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT. Juroros: Eric Aho, Robert Reynolds, Francine Weiss

2018 Honorable Mention, Focus on Figure, North River Art Society, Marshfield, MA. Juror: Robert Liberace   

2014 Curator`s Choice Award, Model Behavior Exhibition, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA

2014 First Prize (Drawing Category), Grafton Art Festival, MA

2014 Third Prize (Painting Category), Grafton Art Festival, MA

2013 Arts Worcester, Art Material Grant, Worcester, MA

2010 Merit Award, Plein Air Affaire 2010, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2010 Juror’s Choice Award, Plein Air Affaire 2010, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA

2009 First Prize Award, 79th Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibition “Irreplaceable Places”, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA

2008 Human Race Poster Design Award, Volunteer Center at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

2004 Fourth Prize Award, National Exhibition at Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

2003 Second Cash Prize, Oglesby Gallery Rolling Juried Show at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2002 Best of Show Award, Creative Tallahassee Art Exhibition, Tallahassee, FL

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

  • Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts,107 Annual National Show, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT 04/2018 – 06/2018 (group show)
  • “America Now”, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI 04/2018 – 07/2018
  • “Focus on Figure 2018”, North River Arts Society, Marshfield, MA 03/2018 – 04/2018 (group show)
  • “Floral” Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA 03/2018 – 03/2018 (group show)
  • “Red” Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL 03/2018 – 04/2018 (group show)
  • West Boylston Painters Figurative Art Show, Assumption College, MA 02/2018 – 04/2018 (group show)
  • Works on Paper, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY 12/2017 – 01/2018 (group show)
  • “Wet”, Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA 02/2017-03/2017 (group invitational show)
  • “The Absence of Color-III”, Gallery Seven, Maynard, MA 06/2016-07/2016 (group invitational show)
  • “Terra Firma”, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA 04/2016-05/2016 (group show)
  • “Self-ish”, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA 04/2016-05/2016 (group show)
  • “Now”, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA 03/2016-04/2016 (group show)
  • “Winter Works”, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA 12/2015-01/2016 (group show)
  • “Grayscale”, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA 12/2015-01/2016 (group show)
  •  “Blue”, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA 11/2015 – 12/2015 (group show)
  • Faculty Art Exhibition, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA 10/2015– 02/2016 (group show)
  • “War and Peace”, Sprinkler Factory Gallery, Worcester, MA 10/2015 – 11/2015 (group show)
  • “Present Perfect Continuous”, Briarwood Gallery, Worcester, MA 09/2015 – 11/2015 (solo show)
  • “Model Behavior”, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA 06/20015 – 08/2015 (group show)
  • Valdosta National 2015, Valdosta State University, Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA 01/2015 – 02/2015 (group show)
  • “Model Behavior”, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA 12/2014-01/2015 (group show)
  • Material Needs Grant Awardees Exhibition, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA 09/2014-11/2014 (group show)
  • Faculty Exhibition, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA 09/2013– 10/2013 (group show)
  • ARTS Worcester’s Biennial 2013, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA 04/2013-05/2013 (group show)
  • “Steps”, Hanover Theater, Worcester, MA 10/2012-03/2013 (solo show)
  • “In Context: Art Here and Now”, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA 06/2011 – 08/2011 (group show)
  • ARTS Worcester’s Biennial 2011, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA 03/2011-04/2011 (group show)
  • Plein Air Affaire 2010, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA 07/2010 (group show)
  • 80th Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibition “Nature`s Treasures”, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA 06/2010  (group show)
  • 79th Annual Statewide Landscape Exhibition “Irreplaceable Places”, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA 06/2009  (group show)
  • Recent Plein Air Paintings, Santa Cruz City Hall, Santa Cruz, CA 07/2008- 08/2008 (solo show)
  • California Paintings, Many Hands Gallery, Capitola, CA 02/2006 – 03/2006
  • Peace Art Award Auction, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA 10/2005 – 10/2005
  • 2005 Open Studios Art Tour, Santa Cruz, CA 10/2005- 10/2005 
  •  “Summer in Winter” International Juried Exhibition, Mt. Scott Art Center, Portland, OR 12/2004 – 2/2005 (group show)
  • The 10th Annual Art Exhibition and Auction, The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL 11/2004 (group show)
  • “Wildlife Refugees” Plein Air Exhibition, Nan Boyton Memorial Gallery, Tallahassee, FL 9/2004 (group show)
  • 2004 International Biennial Juried Exhibition, Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL 07/2004-09/2004 (group show)
  • Florida State University Faculty Exhibition, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, FL 01/2004-02/2004 (group show)
  • Valdosta National Exhibition, Valdosta State University, Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA 01/2004-02/2004 (group show)
  • Irina Parfenova and Josh Hobson Art Exhibition, City Hall Art Gallery, Tallahassee FL 08/2003-09/2003 (two person show)
  • “Paintings from Life” Figurative Art Exhibition, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, FL 07/2003-09/2003 (group show)
  • “Alter Ego” Exhibition, Oglesby Union Gallery, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 04/2003-05/2003 (solo show)
  • Rose Printing Award Exhibition, Rose Printing Company, Tallahassee, FL 05/2002-09/2002 (solo exhibition)
  • Creative Tallahassee Exhibition at City Hall, Tallahassee, FL 04/2002 (group show)

 

PUBLICATIONS and INTERVIEWS

 

  • Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 107th Annual Exhibition, Mystic Museum of Art, MA 2018
  • Interview by Sue Swinand “Arts and Ideas. Irina Parfenova”, MA 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Idwh80VpF0k
  • Materials for Local Artists, Worcester Magazine, Worcester, MA 2013 http://www.worcestermag.com/night-and-day/featured/Materials-for-local-artists-195568871.html?m=y&smobile=y
  • Plein Air Catalog, Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA 2010
  • Interview by Kirby Scudder, KUSP Radio, California “Art Studio: Irina Parfenova”,CA 2007 

 http://www.centralcoastpublicradio.org/ondemand/get/astudio-2007-10-15.m3u

  • “2004 Biennial”, Brad Cooper Gallery Exhibition Catalogue, Tampa, FL 2004
  • Valdosta National Exhibition Catalogue, Valdosta, GA 2004
  • Florida State University MFA Graduation Catalogue, Tallahassee, FL 2003
  • “Southern Style” The Valdosta Daily Times, p.10A, Valdosta, GA 2002
  • Rose Printing Inc. Co Catalogue Reproduction of Current works, Tallahassee, FL 2002
  • Rose Printing Inc. Co Poster Reproduction of Painting “Surreal Identity”, Tallahassee, FL  2002