Lina Egutkina is an artist, designer and entrepreneur. Born and raised in former Soviet Union, she has made the San Francisco Bay Area her home for over a decade now.

Lina's formal training as an artist began at 15 when she studied at Art School in Ufa, Russia. In 1989 she got accepted to the Moscow Architectural University where she studied Architecture and Interior Design. Although it was not long before she won a full year scholarship at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia and was tempted to travel to America to continue her studies. Upon returning to Russia, she transferred to Moscow Industrial Art and Design University to complete her Masters of Fine Arts. After graduation she worked as an Interior Designer building high-end retail stores in Moscow for various fashion brands.

An adventurous spirit lead Lina to London to pursue her passion for Ballroom Latin Dancing where she trained with some of the top coaches in the world and competed throughout the UK, including the most prestigious Blackpool competition. While living in London and exploring the local art scene, she fell in love with abstract painting and started her first experiments in that new for her style, resulting in a few choice opportunities to show her work at London's fine art galleries and shows. In 2000 she moved to San Francisco Bay Area. After working as Graphic Designer, Interior Designer and exploring tech startup scene, she decided to focus on her painting and expanded her artwork presence with exhibits in San Francisco, Palo Alto and Carmel.

 

EDUCATION

1989-1991          Moscow Architectural University, Russia

1991-1992          Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1993-1997          M.F.A., Industrial Art University, Moscow, Russia

 

EXHIBITIONS         

Nov. 2016         ArtSpan, Open Studios, San Francisco, CA

March 2007      ArtExpo, New York, NY

Oct.2006          ArtSpan, Open Studios, San Francisco, CA

Jan.2005          Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

Jan.2004          Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Feb.2003         Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Jan. 2002         Bradford Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

April 2001         Gallery Europa, Palo Alto, CA

March 2001       Louie Art Gallery, Gary Soren Smith Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Fremont, CA

Dec.2000         Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Aug.2000         Royal Society of British Artists, London, UK

May 2000         Karen Taylor Contemporary Art Gallery, London, UK       

Dec. 1999          Sackville Galleries, London, UK

Apr. 1997           Industrial Art University, Moscow, Russia

May 1992           Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

 

AWARDS & HONORS

1991               Full Year Scholarship, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

1992               Dean’s List, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

 

AUCTION SALES

Sept.2004     Bonhams&Butterfields

July 2005      Bonhams&Butterfields

 

PUBLICATIONS

American Art Collector, West Coast Edition, 2005