jewelry + inspiration at the cellular level
ABOUT
Maria Mamkaeva is a designer of jewelry, member of russian and international exhibitions, prizewinner of international competitions in the field of jewelry design.
AN ARTIST, A DESIGNER OF JEWELRY, A MICROBIOLOGIST BY EDUCATION AND A MOTHER OF TWO SONS
MASHA MAMKAEVA
AS A LIVING ANSWER TO THE QUESTION WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU COMBINE LOGIC AND INTUITION, SCIENCE AND CREATIVITY
THE TEMPORARY FAIRY TALE
Maria Mamkaeva was born in St. Petersburg in 1981.
And here begins a fairy tale ...
"The Untold Tale"

In one unusually-rainy cloudy, at times to a foggy-foggy town an ordinary girl was born. Her dad, a well-known neurosurgeon, worked a lot and talentedly, and one day he helped one patient to return to life. Since then, for every father's birthday, this ordinary man came to the girl's house. And every time he brought cakes, which he baked himself and treated the entire family of the doctor. The girl was waiting for his visit, but not only because she was very fond of sweets, but because every time he brought her a small unusual ring. She had never before seen such lovely and amazing ornaments. The girl grew up and once Papa had already told her friend that he had made these rings himself. She became so curious that she persuaded him to show how this happens. At the moment when she saw how the metal melted, her life was not the same for a minute. She left the job, and by that time she had become a biologist, had left the University, and went to study as a jeweler. At first. From scratch. Not listening to the advice and regret of the family. Since then, there was no peace. The sketches, stones were dreamed, the first works were bought in museums, and one day even the Hermitage chose several items and asked to transfer it to the repository of contemporary art (which was given her a smart serious paper). The girl grew up in an unfashionable young lady, greedy for work and ideas. But it is completely unimportant how to use this orderly. And she so wanted to create "not trinkets, but for example a diadem, on which you can live a whole year."
Exhibitions
2007

"Mini-Art", Pushkinskaya, 10, St. Petersburg

2nd place in the competition at the exhibition "JUNWEX" in the category "Jewelery Vanguard", LENEXPO, St. Petersburg

Finalist of the contest "Image and form", Ethnographic Museum, St. Petersburg

"Mini-art-2", Pushkinskaya, 10, St. Petersburg

2008

Competition "Jeweler Olympus", 2nd place in the nomination "Modernity", Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, St. Petersburg

"City landscape", Kochubei Palace, Pushkin

"Where Dreams Lead", Salon of Carla Bulla, St. Petersburg

"Work of the Year - 2008", IFA Exhibition Hall, Nevsky, 60, St. Petersburg

"Image and form", Ethnographic Museum, St. Petersburg

"Petersburg - 2008", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg

2009

"Route", IFA Exhibition Hall, Nevsky, 60, St. Petersburg (personal)

"Spring - 2009", Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, Bolshaya Morskaya, 38

Exhibition "Art Wind Rises", Taipei, "X-Power Gallery", Taiwan

"Meet, Gogol!", Exhibition Hall of Moscow, St. Petersburg

2009

"Metamorphoses", IFA Exhibition Hall, Nevsky, 60, St. Petersburg

"Work of the Year", IFA Exhibition Hall, Nevsky, 60, St. Petersburg

"Sea Level", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg

Opening day of the contest "Orienteering", Small Hall of the Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg

Park art fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

"My Pushkin", Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St. Petersburg.

2010

Christmas exhibition in the Yusupov Palace, St. Petersburg

1st place in the competition at the "JUNWEX" exhibition in the "Jewelery Experiment" nomination, LENEXPO, St. Petersburg

"Angel over the City", Center for Books and Graphics, St. Petersburg

"Knockin 'on Heaven", Professional Rehabilitation Center, St. Petersburg

"The main thing is not the name, the main thing is painting", ESPO gallery 88, Moscow.

"Form", Elagin Palace, St. Petersburg

"From Peter and back", Tavrichesky garden, the exhibition hall "Flowers", St. Petersburg (personal)

"Psychonautics. House of Growth ", 9Belinsky St., St. Petersburg

"Heavenly protectors", St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg

"St. Petro-Leninburg", IFA, Nevsky, 60.

"Our form", Do-gallery, Tchaikovsky, 10.

"Allez du gallet!", Couloir, France

Park art fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

"Image and Form", international competition of jewelry art, 2,3 places, special prize

Anniversary exhibition of the Creative Union of Artists, IFA, St. Petersburg

New Year's exhibition in the gallery Di-Di, St. Petersburg

Landmarks, Museum-Estate of. Repina, St. Petersburg

New Year's exhibition in the Creative Union of Artists, St. Peterburg

2011

"Elemental realms", Agora-gallery, New York, USA

"Still Life", the library of Alvar Aalto, Vyborg

"Yin-Yan", Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow

"Metropolis", MosGor Duma, Moscow

"Relic", the exhibition hall of the Creative Union of Artists (IFA), St. Petersburg

"Mediterraneo", Livorno, Italy

"Vodorosly", DO-gallery, St. Petersburg

"Chemistry of art", DO-gallery, St. Petersburg

"Bridges", Jam Hall, St. Petersburg

"Hope", Union of Artists, St. Petersburg

"Myshkin Tears", gallery "10x15", art-center "Borey", St. Petersburg

"New Year's Exhibition", gallery "Pantry Artist", St. Petersburg

2012

"New Year's Exhibition", Creative Union of Artists, St. Petersburg

"Tea, coffee ...", Jam Hall, St. Petersburg

"JUNWEX", LenExpo, St. Petersburg

«Ring-Ring», gallery «Art-object», Saint-Petersburg

"Holy defenders", Elaginostrovsky Palace, stable building, St. Petersburg

"Annual Women's Exhibition", Museum-Apartment "Mitki", St. Petersburg

"Diet 2012", gallery Sergienko, St. Petersburg (personal)

"RGB", Center for Books and Graphics, St. Petersburg

"Presentation", SC, St. Petersburg

"Diet", gallery "forest", Moscow (personal)

"24 hours", Gallery Art-object, St. Petersburg (personal)

Kronfest, Ecological Festival, Krondstadt

"Image and form", Ethnographic museum, prize-winner of the contest, St. Petersburg

Park art fair International, Geneva, Switzerland

2013

New Year's exhibition in the Creative Union of Artists, St. Petersburg

Christmas Exhibition in the Museum of Mitki, St. Petersburg

"The History of a Still Life", The Book and Graphics Center, St. Petersburg

"Power and Time", Artillery Museum, St. Petersburg

"Garden", Jam-Hall gallery, St. Petersburg

Taipei, "X-Power Gallery", Taiwan

Galleria Monteoliveto, "Nice", Nice, France

"JUNWEX", LenExpo, St. Petersburg

"Day at the Museum", TLC, St. Petersburg

Exhibition hall of Sestroretsk district, collective exhibition

Collective exhibition in the museum-estate "Penates"

2014
Christmas exhibition in the Creative Union of Artists

"Days of Britain" TLC

"Image and form", 1,2, seats, special prize, State Ethnographic Museum, St. Petersburg

"Avers-Reverse", State Ethnographic Museum, St. Petersburg

"Portrait of the chair", IFA, St. Petersburg

Matisse Art-Muza, St. Petersburg

"Dance of power", gallery-apartment of Sergienko, personal

"Junwex", Lenexpo, St. Petersburg

"Jeweler Olympus", Manege, St. Petersburg

"Italy inside & outside", Art-Muse, St. Petersburg (personal)

"Akhmatova", Fountain House, St. Petersburg

"Portrait of an armchair", Jean-Jacques, St. Petersburg

Collective exhibition, museum Penata, Repino

"Plastic in metal and stone", the State Hermitage Museum

2015

"Sketch", gallery "Art-League", Pushkinskaya, 10, St. Petersburg

"April", the creative space "Dejavu", St. Petersburg (personal)

"Coin in jewelry", the State Ethnographic Museum

"On the windowsill", Art-Muza, St. Petersburg

Festival of Contemporary Art, Artplace, St. Petersburg

Collective exhibition, Creative Union of Artists, St. Petersburg

"Treasures of St. Petersburg", House of Architects, St. Petersburg




Participation in city events:

1) "The birthday of P.I. Tchaikovsky ", Museum of Urban Culture, St. Petersburg 2013, 2014г

2) "Night of Museums", Museum of Urban Culture, St. Petersburg, 2013-2015.

3) "The Bronze Horseman", Museum of Urban Culture, St. Petersburg 2014

4) Sensation, JCC Jubilee, St. Petersburg 2013, 2014

5) "Dostoevsky's Day", Museum of Urban Sculpture, 2015


Maria's works are in private collections in Russia, the United States, Japan, France, China, Serbia, in the collection of the Pskov State Museum, the Novo-Soskov Museum, the Museum of Urban Sculpture (St. Petersburg), GIOP (St. Petersburg), the Archangel Museum of Fine Arts, the State Hermitage
Examples of works by Maria Mamkaeva
About how Maria experiments with materials, draws inspiration in the "living" forms.
The site contains only some products created in the period from 2016/17.
For complete catalog please write to the author personally.