- "Artists creations expends and enlightens his(her)
- "Universal spirit helps artist to create the artworks."
From the article:
A CHRONICLE OF OUR CHANGING ERA, 1983
THE WORLD & I Magazine
Petrov was born into a family of scientists in Moscow. After finishing
a special math high school, she was admitted to the Moscow Institute of
Chemical Machine-Building. She graduated with a M..S. in Electro mechanics
in Automation Engineering in 1971, and obtained a position as a research
worker at the All-Union Research Institute for Building of Underground
Main piping in Moscow. There she prepared different tests and wrote articles
for the theoretical magazine "Building of Piping".
During this time Galina became interested in and began to weave tapestries.
By 1978-79, she has developed a collection of her tapestries which she
displayed at four exhibitions in Moscow; including the Central Exhibition
of Decorative and Applied arts. Her uniquely created tapestries, a celebration
of life, attracted a great deal of attention at those exhibitions and Galina
Petrov became known for the beauty and mystery of her images. A documentary,
" As Children, We Liked to Draw", was made about Galina and her inspired
When she applied for a visa to emigrate from Russia, the film was banned,
and at the time of her departure all her tapestries were confiscated by
spring of 1980 Galina Petrov arrived in New York City without any of her
works. To survive, she attended jewelry courses and in two month she was
working as a jewelry model maker for Adwar Casting company by day, and
weaving her tapestries at night. She was also making ceramics at the same
In march of 1981, Galina Petrov took part in a display of jewelry and
sculpture in the Central Hall of the Sheraton Hotel in New York, and the
next year she exhibited her "Le Teatre’ of Ceramics", Jewelry and sculpture
at Jacqueline’s Gallery at 132 East 61st It took Galina almost 5 years
to create her new collection of tapestries which was exhibited in February
1986 in Denver at the Amparo Gallery at the Elephant Corral.
Denver Post wrote: " Some of her designs are reminiscent of Renaissance
work, others draw on old Gobelin motifs, and still others are free-form
Galina Petrov"s interests are varied. She creates a number of exotic
collages. The fabrics are layered, shaped and outlined by yarn in a technique
evolved By Galina Petrov. She has designed a fashion collection of hand
woven coats, skirts, ( she sent one of her skirts to Nancy Reagan as a
gift) and original shawls.
Petrov has had shows at numerous galleries: the Gallery of Wearable Art
of on Broadway; the Stork Gallery in Soho; the Raydon Gallery on Madison
Avenue; and the Gallery Heritage International in Toronto; the Lee Gallery
at Georgetown Court, in Washington D.C.; and at the Mari Galleries of Westchester,
Her works are now in private collections. ____________________________________________________________________________
Genius is one percent of inspiration and ninety nine percents of sweat
" - Tomas Edison.
We do not know where our creativity comes from , but I believe mine
comes from Universal Spirit. As an artist I feel my creations expends
and enlightens my consciousness. I began my career as an artist waving
tapestries of my own original design. They later became a part of interior
in many homes and one is in a museum. With the berth of a computer I shifted
my deeply imaginative nature to digital artworks and started creating designs
for various industries.
My artworks becomes a beginning process for interior designers,
decorators and designers of textiles.I use different styles and media
in my art and see products made from it. I am very happy to be able
create and to expose my art trout today's Internet technology.
I hope many can find my art useful and inspiring in your own creativeness.
Peace and Love to all.
Russian Monthly Magazine
- Whitney Gallery
New York City, January 2008