Sima Vassilieva was born in the Ukraine in 1954. A graduate of Moscow State University she has been painting since 1980 and has taken part in numerous prestigious
exhibitions. She works in an unusual painting manner on wooden boards creating colour-saturated pictures with a great sense of humour and grotesques combined with deep lyricism.
She is a London-based artist since 1990.
Sima's latest works are almost exclusively performed on the wood carved in the workshop of the late Scottish sculptor Tim Stead. The natural beauty of ring and grain pattern flowing through the timber is used by Sima to create organic and often abstract pictorial elements arranged in fluid compositions.
1986 17th Exhibition of Young Artists of Moscow. Kuznetsky Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow.
1987 Young Artists' Exhibition. Cinema Centre (Dom Kino), Moscow, Russia.
1988 One-woman show. Exhibition Hall of "Decorative Art" Magazine, Moscow, Russia
1988 18th Exhibition of Young Artists of Moscow, Manege Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia.
1989 International Art Fair, Poznan, Poland.
1989 Exhibition of Soviet Artists, Centre of Culture, Deton, USA.
1989 The First Art Auction at the Soviet Culture Foundation, Moscow, Russia.
1990 One-Woman Show, Red Square Gallery, London.
1991 The Soviet Art Exhibition. CCA Gallery, Cambridge.
1992 The Summer Exhibition. The Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1993 Two Artists Show. Ben Uri Art Gallery, London, England.
1993 The Summer Exhibition. The Royal Academy of Arts, London, England.
1993 CBF Special Sotheby's Auction, London, England.
1996 Russian Mid-Seasons, Exhibition of Russian Artists, Gallery Forty-Seven, London, England.
1998 Rubel Art, Exhibition of ARAGB, London, England.
1999 Russian Spring, Heifer Gallery, London, England.
2000 One-woman Show at Rosemary Brunch Theatre, London, England.
2000 Two Artists Show at the Globe LTC, London, England.
Works are in the private collections in Germany, France, the Great Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, the USA, and Russia.
SOVIET LAND Magazine, No 7, April 1987
OGONYOK Magazine, No 35, August 1988
DECORATIVE ART Magazine, No 1, January 1989
THE EUROPEAN Newspaper, No 71, September 1991
JEWISH CHRONICLE Newspaper, No 6464, March 1993
LONDON COURIER Newspaper, April 1999