Julia Smolenkova, an award-winning contemporary artist from Russia is best known for her colorful art series Cities. In her artworks, connection between the abstract and the real create new space level.

Her success has been cemented with great demand from galleries in Paris, Brussels, Milan, New York and is regularly purchased by enthusiasts globally. Julia’s work adorns walls in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, San Francisco, New York, Washington, Paris, Nice, Venice, Rome, Tokyo, Moscow as well as in Zurich, Istanbul, Amsterdam, London and across the Middle East.

An original piece can also be found in public and private collections around the world as well as in the United Nations collection. Her monumental mosaics adorn the streets of Moscow. An original piece can also be found in public and private collections around the world as well as in the United Nations collection. Her monumental mosaics adorn the streets of Moscow.

As a PhD in the field of the history of art and architecture, she is engaged in scientific work, writes articles and books, speaks at international conferences. Also Julia works with students as an assotiate professor at the Stroganov Moscow State Art and Industrial University.

Julia is an avid traveller and explores worldwide cities to acquire her inspiration. Julia is often inspired by life and joyous moments, which result in the development of new collections that she paints in her Moscow and Brussels studios and are exhibited regularly.

Member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia

Member of the Artists Union of Russia

Member of the Moscow Union of Artists

Member of the International Arts Fund

Member of the International artist union in Belgium

Awarded with:

the Praiseworthy Medal
of the Russian Academy of Arts

Gold Medal of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia for Contribution to the Russian Culture

Saint Michael Gold Medal  for New York Realism

Diploma of the Russian Academy of Arts

Laureate of the Young Talents of Russia Competition of the State Tretyakov Gallery 

Laureate of the V. Popkov Prize
of the International Arts Fund

Laureate of Moscow — the City of the World International Contest

an honorary diploma of the Ministry of education and sciences of the Russian Federation “for merits in the field of education and long-term conscientious work”