Shimon Okshteyn  (Ukrainian, 1951) 

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Shimon Okshteyn Biography
1951   Born: Chernovtsy, Ukraine
1970   BFA, Odessa Art College, Odessa, Ukraine
1979   Emigrated to the United States of America
1997   Awarded the Biennale Internationale Dell Arte Contemporanea Prize, Florence, Italy
2001   Visiting Artist, Washington University, Department of Printmaking, St. Louis., Washington
  Lives and works in New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2011   "Lost Christmas" Triumph Gallery, Moscow Russia
Concerning the Spiritual Tradion in Russian Art: Selections from the Kolodzei Foundation, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2010   Decadence Now! Visions of Excess, curated by Otto M. Urban at the Galerie Rudolfinum and Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic video
2007 - 2009   Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA; Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY; Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA; Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
2008   Reflections of Reality, Heist Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Shimon Okshteyn: Dangerous Pleasures, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Moscow-New York-Parallel Play: Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
Here’s the Thing: The Single Object Still Life, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
From Head to Toe, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
2007   Shimon Okshteyn-Retrospective, A Dialogue with Objects, M’ARS Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia (solo)
Shimon Okshteyn - Retrospective, A Dialogue with Objects, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (solo)
Extra-Ordinary: The Everyday Object in American Art: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
After Lifes: Recent Work by Shimon Okshteyn, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (solo)
2006   Six Degrees of Separation, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY
Okshteyn - After Lifes: New Paintings and Sculpture, Stux Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Shimon Okshteyn - Retrospective, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (solo)
New Paintings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005   StateMuseum, Albany, NY
2004   Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2003   O.K. Harris, New York, NY (solo)
Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
Approaching Objects, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2002   Galerie du Palais, Le Touquet Paris Plage, Paris, France (solo)
Fauconner Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IW (solo)
Des Les Gallery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (solo)
2001   Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
O.K Harris Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000   Magidson Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
Danford Museum of Art, Framingham, MA (solo)
Robert Sandelson, London, UK
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, NY
1999   Robert Sandelson, London, UK (solo)
Paper Works, Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY (solo)
1998   Aging Icons, O. K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Nostalgia, Le Centre d’Art Vaas, Vence, France (solo)
1997   O. K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996   Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC (solo)
1995   O. K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Le Centre d’Art Vaas, Vence, France (solo)
1994   O. K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Cornwell Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
1993   Margulies Taplin Gallery, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
1992   Duteurtre Gallery, Kloisters, Switzerland (solo)
1990   George Meyers Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
Mabat Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
1989   Edward Nakhamkin Fine Arts, New York, NY (solo)
1987   Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA (solo)
1981   Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (solo)
Wilbraham Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA (solo)
Selected Public Collections
  CB Collection, Tokyo, Japan
  The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
  George Walter Vincent Smith Museum, Springfield, MA
  Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
  Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC
  Rutgers University, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
  The Grinnell College Art Collection, Grinnell, IA
Literature
2007   Shimon Okshteyn. Dialogue with Objects. St Petersberg: Palace Editions, 2007.
1987   Okshteyn, Shimon. Shimon Okshteyn works from 1970-1987 : Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts. New York: Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts, 1987.