Pasadena Society of Artists

Eugene Kuperman BIO

Eugene Kuperman was born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1987. He now resides in Southern California. Since childhood, Eugene enjoyed drawing anything that inspired him. Eugene has been sketching since he was three years old and painting since he was seven. He has created over four hundred pieces and thousands of sketches. His works are in many private collections including in a private collection of Robert Harris Rothschild who has many notable works in his collection by artists like: Rembrandt, Chagall, Dali, Ernst, Lichtenstein, and many more. An art catalog came out in 2012 featuring many of those artists in Robert Rothschild’s collection, as well as the work commissioned from Eugene. From 2011 to his passing in 2014, Eugene Kuperman studied with a renowned Russian artist Leonid Steele, whose works are in many museums around the world, including pieces in the notable Tretakov Gallery in Russia. One of Leonid’s former teachers was a student of a famous Russian landscape painter: Isaac Levitan and another teacher he had, was a student of the famous Russian artist: Ilya Repin. Eugene Kuperman is a listed artist and his work has been published in various art books, magazines, and newspapers..

For me, art is about inspiration. I have been exhibiting since 2006. In 2008, I traveled for a study abroad trip to Paris, France to study the old masters from life at the Louvre. I was very much inspired by the Rubens room at the Louvre as well as the two Michelangelo sculptures; Dying Slave and Rebellious Slave. Another piece that left an impression on me was Theodore Gerricault’s The Raft of the Medusa. Since late 2014, early 2015, I took a new direction in art. I took upon myself to create works of social commentary, which to any extent educate, enlighten, and promote a positive change in society.

Group/Solo Exhibitions:
05/20/17 –06/03/17 Carter Sexton Gallery, Valley Village, CA Four Legs and Beyond
04/22/17 –05/06/17 Carter Sexton Gallery, Valley Village, CA Figure Exhibition
03/11/17 –03/25/17 Carter Sexton Gallery, Valley Village, CA Portrait/Self Portrait Exhibition
01/14/17 –02/04/17 Towns Burr Gallery, Burbank, CA Pasadena Society of Artists New Members Exhibit
11/12/16 –11/30/16 Carter Sexton Gallery, Valley Village, CA Edible Exhibition
10/15/16 –10/31/16 Carter Sexton Gallery, Valley Village, CA Halloween Exhibition
09/24/16 St.Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glendale, CA A Trio Recital Solo Art Show with Classical Music Recital
09/22/16 Industrial Gallery of Art Reception, North Hollywood, CA Abstruse for Perfection Exhibition
09/10/16 – 09/30/16 Carter Sexton Gallery, Valley Village, CA Hollywood Exhibition
08/06/16 – 08/27/16 Carter Sexton Gallery, Valley Village, CA Once Upon a Time Exhibition
02/26/16 – 02/26/16 St.Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glendale, CA Three 2 Tango Solo Art Show with Classical Music Recital
08/02/15 – 08/02/15 St.Mark’s Episcopal Church, Glendale, CA The Perfect Storm Solo Art Show with Classical Music Recital
04/24/15 – 05/08/15 Carter Sexton Gallery , Valley Village, CA Los Angeles Stories Exhibition
03/27/15 – 04/17/15 Carter Sexton Gallery , Valley Village, CA Pencil Works Exhibit Exhibition
10/10/14 – 10/31/14 Carter Sexton Gallery , Valley Village, CA Halloween Exhibition
05/10/14 (2 days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
10/12/13 (2days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
08/26/13 – 09/20/13 Carter Sexton Gallery , Valley Village, CA Portrait Exhibition
08/09/13 – 08/31/13 Art Parlor Gallery, Valley Village, CA Exhibition
05/11/13 (2 days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
10/13/12 (2 days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
05/12/12 (2 days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
10/15/11 ( 2days) Art Institute of North Hollywood, North Hollywood, CA Private Exhibition
09/24/11 ( 2days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
08/13/11-09/05/11 “NOVA” Picture framing and gallery Private Exhibition
05/21/11 (2 days) The Beverly Hills Art Show (Affaire in the Gardens)
05/07/11 (2days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
01/08/11-02/12/11 “NOVA” Picture framing and gallery Private Exhibition
10/09/10(2days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
09/26/10-11/26/10 Private Exhibit, Gallery on 5th Ave. Manhattan New York
04/2010- 06/2010 Moscow (Russia), Vorkuta (Russia), and small cities in Russia Exhibition
05/08/10 (2days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
04/24/10-05/23/10 Museum of Contemporary Art Exhibition (New York, Manhattan, USA)
02/13/10- 03/13/10 “NOVA” Picture framing and gallery Exhibition with other artists
01/10/10- Present International Club of artists and photographers “ Art of Inspiration ” (Brooklyn, New York) Exhibitions in different cities of USA, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
12/09 – 12/09 Xolocatl (Pasadena, CA) Exhibition
10/09 ( 2days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
05 /09 ( 2days) Art & Craft Festival , Studio City, CA
07/08-08/08 Paper Lion Studios (Arcadia, CA) Exhibition
04/19/06 – 06/19/06 Santa Monica Art Studios Gallery (Los Angeles) Exhibition

Awards and Honors
Painting: “Evening Autumn Breeze” Won Special Merit Award from lightspacetime.com annual landscape competition in May 2017.
Painting:“The Road” Won Special Recognition Award from lightspacetime.com annual landscape competition in May 2017.
Painting: NEVER AGAIN was selected as part if the FAV15%(jury’s favorite 15% of the entries) in the August 2016 BoldBrush Painting competition. Made it into the finals of WWK Competition 2016.(World Wide Kitsch Competition 2016)Won Runner Up in Artist of the Month Contest on artistofthemonth.net for November 2016.
Painting: Teenager: Won Best Artist Under 30 in International Plein Air Salon for June/July 2016.
Painting: Hollywood Walk of Fame: Won Best Artist Under 30 in International Plein Air Salon for December 2014/January 2015. Was featured as the painting of the month on an artist’s Facebook group “Portrait and Figure Artists” in August 2015. It won a Silver Los Angeles Addy Award for the year 2016. It won in “Special Recognition Artists” category on the international gallery and competition lightspacetime.com , open art exhibition-painting category for September 2016. Won Artist of the Month on ArtistoftheMonth.net contest for November 2016.
Painting: Still Life with Coffee Maker: Won 5th Place on artpreferred.com contest in 2015.
Received a certificate of recommendation for his dedication to the arts in August 2011 from the Beverly Hills Mayor and the Beverly Hills City Council.
Painting: Heavenly Light: Won Daily Deviation Feature on Deviantart.com in 2010.
Painting: Breezy Autumn Birches: Won 2nd Place in Blue Theme Contest on Deviantart.com in 2006.
Painting: Koi Fish: Won Daily Deviation Feature on Deviantart.com in 2006.

Affiliations:
Pasadena Society of Artists
Art of Inspiration – New York based Art Group