“There is no reality except the canvas.”

Igor GalaninIgor Galanin was born in 1937 in Moscow, Russia. He was educated and began his artistic career in the former Soviet Union by illustrating children’s books and designing sets for the Moscow Ballet Theatre. Igor exhibited regularly in Moscow and illustrated more than 30 children’s books. His children’s books continue to be published in France and Russia today. In 1972, Igor immigrated first to Rome, Italy, where he had his first international solo show, and subsequently to New York, where he initially continued with illustration work for The Macmillan Company producing a series of children’s fairy tales. In 1975, Igor had a solo exhibit at the Red Barn Gallery on Fisher’s Island, New York and was selected to participate in the Young Artist’s Exhibit in Boston’s Rose Museum. This led to his first New York group show at the Andre Emmerich Gallery, a series of solo exhibits at the Pucker Safrai Gallery in Boston, and to his long association with Jean Aberbach (Aberbach Gallery) and Lindsay Findlay (David Findlay Gallery), in New York. In addition to New York and Boston, Igor has exhibited in Colorado, California, Florida, Texas, Maine, and Montreal, Canada.  His work has been featured in Elle Magazine, The Yale Literary Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Penthouse Forum, and the New York Times.

Shows and Representation

The Christina Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2014 – present

Ann Jacob Gallery, Highlands, North Carolina, 2011 – 2016

Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, Maine, 2004 – present

Gallery 444, San Francisco, California, 2000 – 2007

Harmon Meek Gallery, Naples, Florida, 1995 – 2004

David Findlay Galleries, New York, New York, 1987 – 1996

Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, Florida, 1989

Kieff Galerie d’Art, Montreal, Canada, 1987

Sloane Gallery of Art, Denver, Colorado, 1986, 1989

Kauffman Galleries, Houston, Texas, 1982, 1983, 1984

Aberbach Fine Art, New York, New York, 1978-1986

Pucker Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, 1975, 1976, 1987, 1997, 2000

London Gallery, Montreal, Canada, 1977

Andre Emmerich, New York, New York,1976

Rose Art Museum, Boston, Massachusetts, 1975

Village Art Gallery, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 1974, 1977