About Serguei Zlenko

Serguei Zlenko

Surikov Art Academy’s Art School, Moscow 1972 – 1978              

Surikov Art Academy, Moscow                     1978 – 1984         

Born in the Republic of Georgia in 1960, Serguei Zlenko graduated first from the Russian Art Academy's Art School, and later received a Bachelor and Masters of Fine Art from Moscow Surikov Art Academy in 1984. A member of both Russian and Finnish Artist's Associations, he is featured in galleries and collections in Ireland, Finland, Sweden, France, United States and his native Georgia.

For many years now Serguei has balance living in Ireland with Finland and constantly traveling the World executing his exquisite and much sought after portrait commissions.

A classically trained artist, Serguei draws inspiration from a great magnitude of subjects, resulting in his painting a wide range of themes. His work encompasses detailed topographical studies, ballet rehearsals and performances, metaphorical figurative works and the occurrences and characters surrounding him. Most of his painting activity focuses on the use of oils on canvas or board, although he often works in watercolour pastel and clay. His mastery of every technique affords him an overall creativity in each genre. Out of his huge artistic corpus, we can begin highlighting his figurative paintings; with which his work is often preoccupied. In his portraits as well as in his studies of dancers, he has cultivated a complete objectivity, attempting to catch his subjects in poses as natural and spontaneous as those recorded in action photographs. Extensive academic instruction in figurative and life studies has led him to experiment with unusual visual angles and asymmetrical compositions. By capturing the action of the moment, his ballet dancers are depicted in poses that do not attempt to conceal their physical exertions. Instead, he reveals both the concentration and potency necessary in each performance, whilst drawing attention to the dancers' elegance and regal poise.

Serguei's landscapes often originate from miniature colour studies painted en plein air. These highly detailed sketches are used das reference for larger canvases painted in his studio. By working in this method, he not only affords himself time spent in nature, but also hopes to impress upon the viewer the beauty and value of the diminishing landscape.

Serguei Zlenko belongs to a generation of Georgian painters whose creativity falls in the critical period at the turn of the century. In this respect it proves to be very important to preserve the conception of inviolable aesthetic values in our rapidly changing world.


 A member of the Georgian Artists’ Association                               from 1990                                                           

A member of the Finnish Artists’ Association                                                                                                         from 1993

A member of the Russian Artists’ Association                                                                                                        from 1985

A member of the French Artists’ Association                                                                                                          from 2010


Works In Collections

 Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Russia, Sweden, USA  e.g.:


1984-1990    Exhibitions in Russia

1995               gallery Hörhammer                                                                                                                      Helsinki, Finland

1995               ART' 95 International Art competition Art 54                                                                                New York, USA

1996               gallery Hagelstam                                                                                                                         Helsinki, Finland

1996               gallery Bukowskis&Hörhammer                                                                                                   Helsinki, Finland

1997               gallery Art Encounter                                                                                                                     Las Vegas, USA

1997               gallery Galilei                                                                                                                                     Turku, Finland

1999               gallery Nefret                                                                                                                                     Turku, Finland

1999               gallery Bukowskis&Hörhammer                                                                                                       Helsinki, Finland

1999               Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock,                                                                                                        New York, USA

2000               gallery Galilei                                                                                                                                     Turku, Finland

2001               gallery Bukowskis&Hörhammer                                                                                                       Helsinki, Finland

2001               gallery Art Clipper                                                                                                                         Helsinki, Finland

2002               gallery Art Clipper                                                                                                                         Helsinki, Finland

2003               gallery Art Clipper                                                                                                                         Helsinki, Finland

2003               group exhibition in Smolny Museum dedicated to the Tercentenary of St. Petersburg.          St. Petersburg Russia                                                                                                                                                          

2004               gallery Sala Barna                                                                                                                        Barcelona, Spain

2005              gallery Oisin                                                                                                                       Dublin, Ireland     

2005              gallery Hay  Hill                                                                                                              London, England

2006              The Green Gallery                                                                                                              Dublin, Ireland

2006              Amos Andersons Art Museum                                                                                                    Helsinki, Finland

2006               Salon 2006 de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts                                                                     Paris, France

2007              Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea                                                                    Florence, Italy

2007              gallery Ferin                                                                                                                     Helsinki, Finland

2008              Russian Cultural Centre                                                                                                 Washington, USA

2009              The Green Gallery                                                                                                              Dublin, Ireland

2009              The Sounds of Art                                                                                                  Copenhagen, Denmark

2009               Russian Cultural Centre                                                                                                        Paris, France

2009              Solzhenitsyn House                                                                                                           Moscow, Russia

2010              Pushkin House                                                                                                                 London, England

2010              Art Helsinki – art fair, Messukeskus                                                                                Helsinki, Finland

2010              Art en Capital – art fair, Grand Palais

                      la Societe Nationale des Beaux-Art                                                                                      Paris, France

2011              Brewer Jacobsen´s Portrait Competition

                      Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle                                            Copenhagen, Denmark

2012              gallery Paroisse Saint Pierre de Montmartre                                                                         Paris, France

2012              gallery Couleur                                                                                                            Stockholm, Sweden

2012              gallery Art Clipper                                                                                                          Helsinki, Finland

To the present day Serguei exhibits at The Green Gallery. Dublin. Ireland