Kirjanov Alexei graduated from the Voznesenskii Leningrad Financial and Economic Institute, V.I.Mukhina Leningrad Higher School of Arts and Crafts. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Works are in private collections in Russia, Cyprus, Germany, Australia, France, Belgium, Great Britain, USA, Japan, Italy, “Paltira” Gallery St. Petersburg, “Zero” Gallery Moscow.
"Kiryanov’s heroes are mostly those fools and hypocrites under the dunce’s cap of which strange and bitter wisdom is hidden. As a matter of fact, he describes one character who when being carried from some circumstances to others, changes himself together with them. But he is always alone in the changing world and he admits its vanity and fuss with sad and all-forgiving irony.
The artists models the form with delicate persistence; his brush is refined and manifests unquestionable artistry.
Kiryanov’s characters exist in a very beautiful but cold and almost dead world and in his every canvas a note of hopeless solitude — each wise man’s destiny — is sounding. The sadness of knowledge is the constant burden in Kiryanov’s canvases. Undoubtedly, the knowledge which he provides his characters with (and which he shares with them) gives significance to his painting and the generosity of colouring helps to overcome melancholy dissolving it in colour harmony." Michael Hernan
1988 Association “Novye peredvizhniki” - Young Geniuses. Art of XXI century;
1989 Group “Naitie”. Exhibition at the Malyi Theatre of opera and ballet, Leningrad, USSR;
1989 “Stalin yesterday, today, tomorrow”. Leningrad, Moscow, Vilnius, Riga, Sverdlovsk, Cheliabinsk. USSR;
1990 I Biennale of modern art, group “Naitie”. Exhibition in the lecture-hall of the State Russian Museum;
1990 Festival of Leningrad galleries “Spring Salon Lenexpo”, St.-Petersburg. USSR - Norway. Norway;
1991 One-artist show. 47 Gallery. London;
1992 II Biennale of modern art, “Ariadna” gallery, St.-Petersburg, Russia;
1992 Spring Salon Lenexpo, St.-Petersburg, Russia;
1992 International Art Exhibition “Tias”, Tokyo;
1992 One-artist show “Wonderful variety”, “Palitra” gallery, St.-Petersburg, Russia;
1993 “Art-Kollegia”, State Russian Museum. St.-Petersburg, Russia;
1993 Metropolitan Museum. Tokyo;
1993 Art Expo. New York;
1993 “Art - MIF III”. Moscow;
1994 “Art-Kollegia”, Klevidonpire Gallery, Great Britain;
1994 One-artist show “Items and persons”, Central Artist’s House on Krymskii Val, Moscow;
1994 One-artist show, “Palitra” gallery. St.-Petersburg, Russia;
1995 “Museums and collections”, Dusseldorf, Germany;
1996 “Art Moscow”. Manege. Moscow;
1997 “The whole Petersburg”. St.-Petersburg, Russia;
1997 “Art Moscow”. Moscow;
1998 International Moscow Art Salon of the Central Artist’s House, Alla Bulianskaia’s gallery. Moscow;
1998 Moscow Art - Salon, Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, Alla Bulianskaia’s gallery. Moscow.