Vitaly Pushnitsky (St Petersburg, 1967) is an artist-cum-researcher, a creative genius of ideas and a craftsman with a great technical skill for experimentation. Covering a range of materials and techniques from within and without the art world, the unpredictable effects of his creative process offer new values and points of view, as the artist explores different genres and their points of convergence in his artistic series. Canvases that are recreated in palettes of black and white acrylics, sculptures made of unusual materials and photogravures riddled with pieces of printed paper are some of the works that acquire different textures after his intervention.
In 1994 Vitaly graduated from the Graphic Arts Faculty at the State Academic Institute of Fine Arts in St Petersburg and from the Graphic Arts Faculty and became a member of the St Petersburg Union of Artists. In 1996 he joined the Department of Contemporary Art in the State Museum of Russia in the same city, where he still lives and experiments in a range of formats and techniques. The presence of his works is common in the international art scene. His current exhibition is Nightfall. New tendencies in figurative painting, Museum Rudolfinum, Prague.
In 2012 he won the Kuryokhin Sergey Award for Contemporary Art and the Prize of the French Ministry of Culture. He has received two nominations for the Kandinsky Prize.