Simon Leonidovich Kojin
1979 Born in Moscow.
1990 Studied at the Moscow Academic Lyceum of Arts.
During education took part in exhibitions of the Russian Academy of Arts and Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
1997 Entered the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
2001 Exhibition in the Russian State Library.
2001 Participation in the Multi-Confessional Christian Conference.
2001 Creative visit to England. Exhibition: Hadenham.
2002 Joint exhibition of the creative association Primavera in the Central House of Artists. Regular participation in the Az-art auction .
2002 2nd creative visit to England.
2003 Exhibition in London Fresh art.
2003 Participation in exhibition We are all of us horses, to some extent, organized by antiquarian gallery On Staromonetny.
2004 Exhibition Winter, winter, all around in antiquarian gallery On Staromonetny.
2004 Series of paintings about Moscow for Bank Petrokommerz? interior decoration.
2004 Exhibition in London gallery COLLYER-BRISTOW, Flower Power.
2004 Publication of illustrations to Brothers Grimm tale Rapunzel in Tales magazine, London.
2004Publication of illustrations to the book Luciano Pavarotti, Korea, Montessori publishers.
2005 Joint exhibition of the creative association Primavera in the Central House of Artists.
2005 Publication by Bank Petrokommerz of the calendar with views of Moscow, painted by young artists (A. Boganis, O. Dolgaya, Ya. Zyablov, S. Kojin, V. Shiklin).
2005 Exhibition in London gallery COLLYER-BRISTOW, Russian Contemporary.
2005 Exhibition Russian Traditions in the Russian Restoration Centre.
2005 Exhibition Seasons in antiquarian gallery On Staromonetny.
2005 Publication of illustrations to Brothers Grimm tale Rapunzel by Russkaya Mysl? publishers.
2005 Exhibition Russian Traditions in Washington, USA.
2005 Exhibition New Russian Painting (Oriel gallery), Dublin, Ireland.
2006 Exhibition Contemporary Russian Painting (The Carlton Hotel) St. Moritz, Switzerland.
2006 Exhibition in London gallery COLLYER-BRISTOL London- Paris-New-York.
2006 Publication in the album A Thousand Russian Artists, published by Bely Gorod publishers.
2007 Exhibition in the Manezh, 20 Years of the Academy.
2007 Exhibition Life Circles (organized by Bash Creation Art gallery) in the crypt of St. Pancras Parish cathedral, London
2007 Official exhibition of Rossport in the All-Russian Exhibition Centre Sport?7
The works are present in private collections in the UK, Brazil, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Malta, Russia, the US, Switzerland, and Estonia.
Committed to the Russian realistic school, graduate of the Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Simon Kozhin aspires for absolute fidelity in reproducing the reality.
The artist’s range of interests is wide: historical picture, still life, landscape, illustration. Unusual is his approach to solution of each new canvas, no formulas, nothing typical. Some canvases appeal at once – by the consummate craft, fullness of colour and light, and feel. Others require focused attention, contemplation, rational approach.