About Irina Kouznetsova

Irina Kouznetsova is a Russian miniaturist painter, currently living in Canada. Her medium is traditional lacquer miniature (oil on lacquer). Her work draws on the century-old Russian miniature tradition, as promoted by the Fedoskino school of miniature art.

Irina was born in Russia, in the city of Lobnya (Moscow region), in 1963. She followed her parents' example by attending the Fedoskino Art School, the institution at the heart of the country's traditional miniature art. She completed her diploma in 1982, and spent the next several years working for the artistic fabric of Fedoskino.

In 1999, Irina moves to Canada with her family. After a while, her works are shown in miniature competitions, including some of the most famous international contests.

2003
  • "Best of Show" at the International miniature de Saint-Nicolas (Quebec City, Canada)
2004
  • "Best of Show" and "Third Place award in Portraiture category" at the International Exhibition of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society (MPSGS) of Washington D.C. (Washington D.C., USA)
2005
  • "Best of Show" at the International miniature de Saint-Nicolas (Quebec City, Canada)
2007
  • "Best of Show", "Excellence in All Entries" and "Purchase for Permanent Collection" at the International Miniature Art Show of the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF), (Florida, USA)
  • "Special Mention" at the International miniature de Saint-Nicolas (Quebec City, Canada)
  • The "Anita Emmerich Presentation Award" from the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (London, United Kingdom)
  • "Second Place in Bird & Animals award" and "Honorable Mention in Landscape award" from the International Exhibition of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society (MPSGS) of Washington D.C. (Washington D.C., USA)
2008
  • "First Prize in Oil category" at the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF), (Florida, USA)
2009
  • "First Award" at the International miniature de Saint-Nicolas (Quebec City, Canada)
2010
  • "First Prize in Historical or Mythical category" at the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF), (Florida, USA)
2011
  • "First Award" at the International miniature de Saint-Nicolas (Quebec City, Canada)
  • "Second Place in Portraits award" from the International Exhibition of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society (MPSGS) of Washington D.C. (Washington D.C., USA)
  • "Award of Excellence in All Entries" and "First Award in Oils category" at the Miniature Art Society of Florida (MASF), (Florida, USA)

Irina is member of the Institut des Arts Figuratifs (Quebec City, Canada), of the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists (Wells, United Kingdom), of the Miniature Art Society of Florida (Florida, USA), and the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington D.C. (Washington D.C., USA)

All Contents © 2007 Irina Kouznetsova.