Pavlo Makov


Born in 1958 in St. Petersburg. His education began at the Crimean Artistic College and continued in the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts and the Graphics Department in the Kharkiv Art and Industrial Institute. Makov is a member of the Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers (UK) and an associate member of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine. In 1990 Makov’s etchings received the Grand Prix Award at the First All-Union Graphics Biennale in Kaliningrad (Russia). Makov uses the technique in combination with ready-made everyday objects: maps, guides, note books, receipts, etc. His famous series — The Gardens, Book of Days, Utopia, Shooting Target — are actually mappings of stark reality and, at the same time, images of a utopian macro world of the artist’s vision.

Selected exhibitions:

  • «Blanket, Garden, Tower, Cross, Fate» (2012, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv);
  • «Don Rose» (2010, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv);
  • «The Gardens: Post-Imperial Bustle» (2007, Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague);
  • «Siege of the Pentagon» (2004, Guelman Gallery, Moscow);
  • «UtopiА. Retrospective, 1993–2003» (2003, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv).

Selected collections:

  • Victoria and Albert Museum (London),
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York),
  • National Gallery (Washington, D.C.),
  • State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow),
  • National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv).