Merited Artist of the Republic of Belarus
Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts
Member of the Belarusian Union of Artists
Lev Borisovich was born on 26 November 1945 in Brest, Belarus.
In 1970 he graduated from Moscow Art College Memory of 1905 (now the State Academic).
In 1991-1992 he was granted the title “International Man of the Year in Art” by the International Biographic Centre (Cambridge, England);
1993 - as a special guest took part in X Print All-American Symposium (Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, the United States); Master Class in the lithographic workshop “Tamarind Institute” (Albuquerque, New Mexico, the United States);
1994 - worked in the printing studio Kathy Carraccio (New York, the USA);
1996 - a jury member in X International Triennale of Graphic Arts (Lodz, Poland) ;
1996 - a year award in the category “Visual Arts” (Brest, Belarus);
1998 - included in the encyclopedic collection of "5000 personalities of the world" by American Biographical Institute (Raleigh, North Carolina, the USA) .
Lev Borisovich is the participant of more than 100 international competitive exhibitions of graphic arts in Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the USA, Ukraine, France, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, Brazil, Romania.
Publications in representational albums
“ Painting of Belarus”, Moscow, Russia, the International Confederation of the CIS Artists Union, 2010;
“Art of Nations 1992-2012”, Moscow, Russia, the International Confederation of the CIS Artists Union;
The artist’s works enhanced the collections in the Museum of Modern Art (Minsk, Belarus), 2012 and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia, 2013.
1988 – Republican Palace of Artists, Minsk, Belarus;
1989 – “Saved values” museum, Brest, Belarus;
1992 – “Volksbank” gallery, Weingarten, Germany;
1993 - “Fine Art Centre” gallery, Drake University, Des Moines, the USA;
1994 – “Kathy Carraccio Printing Studio”, New York, the USA;
1994 – “KIT-ART” gallery, “Kommersant” publishing house, Moscow, Russia;
2013 – “The art of etching” the Russian Academy’s of Arts museum, MAHL exhibition centre, Moscow, Russia.
Awards in competitive exhibitions
1970 - All-Russia art exhibition, Kazan, Russia - Diploma;
1977 - Republican poster competition, Minsk, Belarus - III Prize;
1979 - All-Soviet Union poster competition, Moscow, Russia - II Prize;
1981 - Republican poster competition, Minsk; Belarus - III Prize;
1985 - All-Soviet Union ex-libris competition, Moscow, Russia - III Prize;
1987 - All-Soviet Union exhibition “Book and October”, Kiev, Ukraine - Diploma;
1990 – 1st All-Soviet Union Biennale of Graphic Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia - Prize;
1991 - All-Soviet Union ex-libris competition “F. Skaryna 500”, Minsk, Belarus - I prize;
1991 - International competition of graphic arts “Russia - Italy”, Moscow, Russia - Villa Cernobbio, Italy - III Prize;
1992 - International annual exhibition of graphic arts NAPA Art Center, California, the United States - reward by purchase;
1993 - VII International Biennale of Graphic Arts - Varna 93, Bulgaria - reward by purchase;
1994 - 1st International Biennale of Graphic Arts - Maastricht, the Netherlands - nominee, reward by purchase;
1994 - British International Mini-Print exhibition, Bristol, England - reward by purchase;
1995 - 1st International Mini-Print Triennale, Tokyo, Japan - Special Award;
1998 - XVII International Biennale of Contemporary Ex-libris, Malbork, Poland - Laureate Medal, Diploma “For the best exposition work”;
1999 - International exhibition of small graphics forms, Wroclaw, Poland - Award of “Odra” journal;
2001, 2002, 2003 - Diploma of the "Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity" art auction. Warsaw - Lubin, Poland;
2003 - 6th Worldwide Triennale of Small Graphics Forms, Chamalieres, France - Prize of Honor;
2005 - 20th Anniversary Biennale of Contemporary Ex-libris, Malbork, Poland – III Prize and Medal of Honor;
2007 - International Triennale of Small Graphics Forms, Arad, Romania – I Prize. Awarded the medal of the Belarusian Union of Artists “For the Merit in the Fine Arts” - 2001, Francis Skaryna Medal in 2009;
2009 - Republican exhibition “Millennium”, Minsk, Belarus;
2010 - “The Eastern European Graphic Arts”, New York, the USA, “4 Winds” gallery;
- Republican art exhibition “Estampe”, Minsk, Belarus;
- IV International salon of graphic arts “Estampe amateur”, central exhibition hall “Manege”, St. Petersburg, Russia;
- “Brest Artists”, “Linse” cultural center, Weingarten, Germany;
2011 - 14th International Triennale of Small Graphics Forms “Poland - Lodz'11”;
- “Belarusian Graphic Arts”, “Z'yava” gallery, Borisov, Belarus;
-“ZOOparking - Noah's Ark”, art museum, Vitebsk, Belarus;
- “Graphics” Republican art exhibition, Minsk, Belarus;
2012 - “Artists of the Brest region”, Ukrainian National Union of Artists CEH;
-“Collection of Ex-libris” International art exhibition in “Museum of Modern Art”, Minsk, Belarus;
2013 - “The Art of Etching”, L. Alimov, N. Ponomareva, S. Tsigal, the Russian Academy’s of Arts museum, MAHL exhibition centre, Moscow, Russia;
-“In Search of the Lost Paradise” International exhibition of graphic arts, Granada, Spain;
-“From Congress to Congress” Republican art exhibition, Minsk, Belarus;
2014 - 15th International Triennale of Small Graphics Forms “Poland - Lodz'14”;
- 2nd International exhibition of animalism “ZOOparking - Noah's Ark”, Vitebsk art museum;
“Toure de Belarus. Prologue” exhibition of graphic arts section of the Belarusian Union of Artists. Invited artist from Brest organization BSH, Minsk, Belarus;
2012 - elected Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts;
2013 - Vice-President’s of the Russian Academy of Arts Diploma (Letter of Gratitude)
for the exhibition “The art of etching”, Moscow, Russia;
Archbishop’s of Granada Diploma, Spain for the successful participation in the international exhibition “In Search of the Lost Paradise”, Granada, Spain.
2015- was granted the title “Merited Artist of the Republic of Belarus”.
Now there are artist’s works in the Regional Museum of Arts (Brest, Belarus),the National Art Museum (Warsaw, Poland), the National Museum of History and Culture of Belarus (Minsk, Belarus),the Museum of Modern Art of Belarus, the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia), the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Cabinet of Printmaking and Drawings), “Mars” contemporary art gallery (Moscow, Russia), the Kaliningrad Art Gallery (Russia), “The Tale of Igor's Campaign” museum (Novgorod-Seversky, Ukraine), the Schlossberg State Museum (Germany), the State Museum of Small Graphics Foms (Lodz, Poland), the Ex-libris Museum (Malbork, Poland), the UN Palace of Nations gallery (Geneva, Switzerland), the University of Missouri museum (Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the USA), the “Juniper Gallery” (Napa, California, the USA), the “Tamarind Institute” of the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, the USA), the “Kathy Carraccio Printing Studio” (New York, the USA), the Tama University museum (Tokyo, Japan), the Bankside gallery (London, England), the Taller Gallery Fort (Cadaques, Barcelona, Spain), the “Villa Erba” gallery (Cernobbio, Italy), the State Library of Cyril and Methodius (Sofia, Bulgaria), the Ex-libris centre (Sint-Niklaas, Belgium), the “Commune di Segale” (Italy), the collection of the Belarusian Union of Artists, the “Off -Centre Gallery” (Bristol, England), the collection of the “Mario De Filippis” gallery (Arezzo, Italy), the Amaco Gallery of Modern Art, (Chamalieres, France), at the cabinet of engravings and drawings of the Cremona museum (Italy), and others.
Lev Alimov uses in his works the etching technique.