Stass Shpnanin

Education
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2008
MFA Painting, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA
Teaching in Higher Education Certificate, College of Education, Temple University, PA
Postgraduate Studies, Surikov Moscow State Academic Institute of
the Russian Arts Academy, Moscow, Russia
BFA Painting, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, (University
Honors), CT
Portfolio Lab, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston/Tufts University, MA

Selected Professional History
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2008
Visiting Lecturer for the Art+Science courses the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Masters and Doctors of Science program, Moscow, Russia
Board of Trustees member for the University of Hartford School of Art
Presidential Fellowship with Teaching Assistantships, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA
Fulbright Fellowship
Visiting Critique (TA) for the painting class at the University of Hartford. CT
Visual Arts Internship at the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Hartford, CT
Public Arts Internship at the Art Basel Miami Beach and the Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
Teacher Assistant at the Thousand Cranes Studio, Agawam, MA
Selected Awards/Grants/Fellowships
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2008
Dean’s Travel Grant, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA
Presidential Fellowship, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, PA
U.S. Department of State Federal Assistance Award
Fulbright Fellowship Award
Rudolf Zallinger Painting Prize
Alan Tompkins Scholarship Award, University of Hartford
Wilmarth-Rabineau Scholarship Award, University of Hartford
Anna Ball Pierce Scholarship Award, University of Hartford
Alan Tompkins Scholarship Award, University of Hartford
Mayor of Stamford Arts Grant
Artistic Merit Scholarship, University of Hartford


Selected Solo Exhibits
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Coltland, Temple Contemporary, PA
Predicting the Past, curated by Vitaly Patsyukov, Gridchinhall Art Center, Moscow, Russia
Displacement, curated by Judith McElhone, Five Points Gallery,
Torrington, CT
Abolished Memories, curated by Faith Lund, Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery, Westfield, MA
Age of Empires, Waltuch Art Gallery, Tenafly, NJ
Age of Empires, From Russia with Art Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Age of Empires, SJCC Gallery, Springfield, MA
Art Exhibit, Stamford Center for the Arts, CT
Art Exhibit, Jasper Rand Art Museum, Westfield, MA
Art Exhibit, Stamford JCC Art Gallery, CT
Art Exhibit, Umbria Galleria, Boston, MA
Art Exhibit, Gallery 44, Elicott City, MD
Art Exhibit, Netaniya Arts Center, Israel
Art Exhibit, Salerno Art Center, Italy

Selected Group Exhibits
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2010
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2008
A Story of a Story, curated by Shlomit Dror, Smack Mellon Gallery, NY
VII Moscow International Art Festival, Central House of Artists,
Moscow, Russia
An Interruption, curated by Judith McElhone, ArtSpace Gallery,
Torrington, CT
University Honors, Silpe Gallery, University of Hartford, CT
Metonymy, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT
From Russia with Art, Newton Cultural Center, Newton, MA
Goldfarb Exhibit, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, CT
Juried Art Exhibit, Manchester CC, CT
Russian Block, Greater Hartford JCC Gallery, CT
Permanent Exhibit, Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, NJ

Selected Bibliography
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Baku Magazine, “Alternative History” review of the Coltland exhibit
by Anna Matveeva, Moscow, Russia
Metro newspaper, “Great Equalizer Samuel Colt” review of the Predicting the Past Exhibit by Lubov Egorova, Moscow, Russia
Baku Magazine, “Remember Everything” review of the Predicting the Past Exhibit by Anna Matveeva, Moscow, Russia
Our Russia magazine, “History Via Aestheticized Physics: The Latest Art of Stass Shpanin” review of the Predicting the Past Exhibit by Olga Malik, Moscow, Russia
The Hartford Courant newspaper, “’When Marco Polo Saw Elephants,' 'Displacement' At Five Points” review of the Displacement Exhibit by Susan Dunne, CT
The Register Citizen newspaper, “Russian-American Artist Stass Shpanin Explores Identity, History Through Paintings” review of the Displacement Exhibit by Esteban L. Hernandez, CT
The Moscow Times newspaper, “Record-Smashing Artist Celebrates Romanovs”, review of the Art Exhibit at the Central House of Artists by Delphine d’Amora, Moscow, Russia
Russia Beyond the Headlines newspaper, “Baku Born American Fulbright Artist Rediscovers His Roots”, review of the Art Exhibit at the Central House of Artists by Dmitry Romendik, Moscow, Russia
Eclectic Magazine,” Am I worse than Picasso?” review of the Art Exhibit at the Central House of Artists by Yulia Smolyakova, Moscow, Russia
The Republican American newspaper, “Inside the World of Dreams, review of the Interruption Exhibit by Tracey O’Shaughnessy, CT
Observer Magazine, “Painting the Past: Means a Bright Future” by Trish Charles, CT
The Republican newspaper, “Area Artist Stass Shpanin Exhibit Features History, Cultural Background “review of the Abolished Memories Exhibit by Justin Morales, MA
The Republican Newspaper, “International Artist Stass Shpanin to Exhibit New Work at the Jewish Community Center” by Anna-Gerard Flynn, MA
Hartford Courant newspaper, “Artists’ Roots In the Old Block” review of the Russian Block Exhibit by Bill Leukhardt, CT
Krugazor Magazine, “Two Years Later” by Maxim Litvinov, MA
Stamford Plus newspaper exhibit Age of Empires review, CT
The Reminder newspaper, “Brush Before Business for Baku Prodigy” review for the Jasper Rand Art Museum Exhibit by Katelyn Gendron, MA
Azerbaijan Izvestia newspaper, “New Chapter” by Nailya Bannaeva, Baku, Azerbaijan
The Stamford Times newspaper, exhibit announcement, CT
Krugazor Magazine, “Gift of the Destiny” by Maxim Litvinov, MA
The Republican newspaper, “Young Artist Makes Boston Debut” exhibit review by Alex Peshkov, MA
Izvestia Newspaper, “Culture” by Nailya Bannaeva, Moscow, Russia
National Geographic magazine, “Young Poets and Artists on the Nature of Things", Washington, DC
The Washington Post newspapaer, “Azerbaijan Prodigy Gets Local Showing” review of the Exhibit at the Gallery 44 by Susan DeFord, Washington, DC
The Baltimore Sun newspaper, “Best Bets” review of the Exhibit at the Gallery 44 by Lori Sears, Washington, DC