Vladimir ZABAVSKIY
BORN – 1968

ART EDUCATION
1975-1985 privately under Arcadiy Zabavskiy (my grandfather who was a student of Kazemir Malevich in 1930-32 at Kiev Art Institute)
1985-1990 History, History of Art, Philosophy, Psychology, Archeology, etc. at History Department of Moscow State Pedagogical University
1995-2003 Young & Rubicam Global Creative Trainings (London, New York, Amsterdam, Moscow)
2004-2007 Art League School (Alexandria, VA) – Advanced Drawing, Oil Painting, Watercolor painting, Etching, Sumi-e painting, Ceramics, etc., under Lisa Semerad, Penny Barringer, Kurt Schwarz, Jackie Saunders, Danni Dawson, Robert Liberace and Rick Weaver.

BUSINESS CAREER
1995-2003 – Graphic Designer, Art Director, Creative Director at Young&Rubicam Moscow
2007-2011 – Freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer in Washington DC Metropolitan area
2011-present – Senior Graphic Designer at the National Building Museum, Washington, DC

EXHIBITIONS
1997 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
1998 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
1999 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
2000 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
2001 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
2002 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
2003 – Palais des Festivals et des Congrès (Cannes, France)
2004 – Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, VA)
2005 – Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, VA)
2006 – The Edison Place Gallery (Washington DC)
2006 – Touchstone Gallery (Washington DC)
2007 – Human Rights Campaign Foundation (Washington DC)
2012, 2013 – Wall murals at the National Building Museum (Washington DC)
2013 – Fall OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2014 – Spring OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2014 – Fall OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2014 – Del Ray Artisans Gallery “Metamorphosis” Exhibition (Alexandria, VA) – BEST IN SHOW
2015 – Spring OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2015 – RED Exhibition at Gallery Underground (Arlington, VA)
2015 – Fall OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2016 – Arlington Community Federal Credit Union six months installation (Arlington, VA)
2016 – Spring OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2016 – Fall OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2016 – “Figuratively Speaking” Exhibition at Gallery Underground (Arlington, VA)
2017 – Spring OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2017 – Del Ray Artisans Gallery “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Exhibition (Alexandria, VA)
2017 – National Building Museum “Wright on the Walls ” Exhibition Celebrating the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright

AWARDS
• Listed in the book “DC Design Intelligence” published by the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (2007)
• Certificate of Merit from Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (2007, 2006)
• Certificate of Merit from The Illustrators Club of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia (2006)
• National Diploma from 50th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival (2003)
• Midas the First Global Award from New York Advertising Festival (2001)
• Certificate of Honour from 47th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival (2000)
• Golden Award from Kingdom of Sweden for Advertising Excellence (1998)

ADDITIONAL
Drawings, paintings and etchings in private collections in the USA and Europe. Eight watercolors in the Collections of the National Building Museum (Washington, DC).My main interest lays on a crosspoint between Graphic Design, Art and Architecture and the main object of my research is where realistic objects transform into abstract forms.