Valeria Mravyan



Valeria Mravyan was born and grew up in Moscow, Russia where she received her formal education true college and university in applied arts -surface, textile design. She has lived in Toronto, Canada since 1993.

Valeria’s first drawing was done at age 2, her mom kept the drawing.-“Squirrel in the Fly“.

Valeria has experimented with many mediums; namely oils, acrylic, watercolours, pastels and mixed media, batiks, tapestries.

She has exhibited her work throughout the world including Toronto, New York, Los Gatos, Carmel, Haifa, Tokyo, Frankfurt, and Moscow. Her works are in corporate and private collections. Shimon Peres has one of her watercolours.

“I am very lucky to be able to paint every day. My colors are my music. They allow me to express the emotions of excitement and happiness, disappointment and sorrow, the warmth of a bright autumn day, the purity of a cold winter morning or the hope of a grey city evening. My paintings reflect the musical rhythms of the universe with its equal parts pain and joy.

“Life can be so stressful,” Valeria observes, “Looking at art and celebrating its beauty can be very therapeutic.”

In December 2020, Valeria was recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

SNC –Lavalin, Toronto, Canada
Regency Hotel, Houston, TX, USA
SBL & Associates Inc, Chattanooga, TN, USA
Twickers World, London, England
Discount Bank, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Portfolio, Art Consultants, Massachusetts, USA
Diocese of Armenian Church of America, New York, USA
Mr. Shimon Peres, Jerusalem, Israel

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2016-2018 Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007-08, 2010 & 2016 – Chancery Art Gallery, Bracebridge, ON
2010- Hittity Gallery, Toronto, ON
2007-08, 2010-2016 – Chancery Art Gallery, Bracebridge, ON
1999 – Kodiak Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON
1998 – Kensington Art Centre, Campbell, California
1998 – Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, California
1997- North York Centre of Performing Art, North York, ON
1994- Koffler Gallery, Toronto, ON
1992- Shagal House, Haifa, Israel

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017- Paula White Diamond Gallery, Waterloo ON
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019- Westmount Gallery, Toronto, ON
2014 – Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke, ON
2013-2014 – Artist Project, Toronto, ON
2012-Oakville City Hall -13th Annual Jury Show, Oakville, ON
2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020- Chancery Art Gallery, Bracebridge, ON
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 – Art Expo, Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
2007- Masterpiece Gallery, Toronto, ON,
2006 – Sistem 4 Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004 – Art Focus Fall Show, City Hall, Toronto, ON
2003 – Distillery District Summer Show, Toronto, ON
2000 – Art Expo, New York, USA
1997- North York City Hall-Art of the Heart Show, Toronto, ON
1997- North York Performing Art Centre, Toronto, ON
1995 – 1997- Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
1993 – Heimtexc 93-Frankfurt, Germany
1992- Montsserat Gallery, New York, USA
1989- Krimskiy Most Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1987- Kuznetsky Most Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Catalogues:

2006- 2020-PI Creative Art, Toronto
2009-2014-Magazine Art, Québec
2014-Fourbro catalogue, Toronto
2012- McMichael art gallery (museum) catalogue, Kleinberg
2007-2014-Laila’s catalogues, Toronto
2010- Corriere Canadese-Italian Newspaper, Toronto
2006-2009-Romamolding catalogues, Toronto
2005-2008 Art Folio ,Toronto
2000-Artfull Creations-Toronto
1998 Los Gatos Week News Paper, USA
1997-1998-Nasha Gazeta-Russian Newspaper, Toronto
1992-Art 2000