Erarta Museum presents the exhibition by Valeriy Lukka, one of the most prominent figures in the St. Petersburg art scene over the past four decades.
About the artist
Valeriy Lukka was born in 1945 into a family of Ingrian Finns and spent part of his childhood in a foster home. After studying at a military academy, he was conscripted into the air force and got stationed in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, simultaneously taking up painting. Having served his time in the army, Valeriy returned to Leningrad to continue his studies. In 1977 he graduated from the Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.Today Valeriy Lukka is a renowned St. Petersburg-based artist, member of the Union of Russian Artists, St. Petersburg Academy of Contemporary Art (SPASI), and International Association of Art Critics (АIСА).
Since 1978, the artist took part in more than 200 exhibitions in Russia and abroad. His artworks were acquired by many Russian and foreign museums, including the State Russian Museum, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, National Pushkin Museum, Museum of Russian Art (Kiev, Ukraine), Zimmerli Art Museum (New Brunswick, USA), as well as by private collectors in Austria, Italy, Poland, Russia, USA, Finland, and other countries.