LARISSA SMAGARINSKY CV.
To view more work, please visit Larissa's personal website http://www.larinsky.com
Internationally acclaimed sculptor Larissa Smagarinsky arrived in Australia in 1982. She came from St Petersburg, Russia, with her son Michael and just a few suitcases full of books. Working determinedly, Larissa soon established herself as one of Australia’s leading figurative sculptors.
Larissa Smagarinsky has held numerous solo exhibitions over the many years she has lived in Australia, including two at the Sydney Opera House in 1988 and 1993. Through open competitions she has been awarded a number of public commissions both here in Australia and overseas.
Some of her public sculptures in Australia are:-
4.5m sculpture ‘Supporting Hands’ at Paul Keating Park, Bankstown.
Life size Light Horse Regiment memorial, Remount Part Holsworthy.
Life size bronze, ‘Dance Of Love’ Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre.
2.2m bronze sculpture ‘Together Through Time’ Macquarie hotel, Melbourne.
As well as sculpture in Long Acre Sculpture Garden, Tasmania.
Her commissions also include:-
Two Bronze Busts of former premier Neville Wran, in Parliament House, Sydney and the CSIRO building, Canberra.
Bronze Bust of Franco Belgiorno Nettis, at the Gunnery, Woolloomooloo, Sydney.
Bronze Bust of Nicolas Shehaidie, SBS building, Sydney.
Relief Sculpture of Australian history, Brighton le Sands RSL, Sydney.
Some of her International placements are:-
Numerous marble, wood and bronze sculptures in State museums in Moscow and St Petersburg, Russia.
‘Eve and Child’ at the Fine Art Museum of ICM, Geneva Switzerland.
‘Ballerina’, life size bronze, Coca Cola Collection, USA.
Shortly after moving to the Central Coast in 2003, Larissa won 1st prize for best sculpture at the Gosford Regional Gallery.
Her work can be viewed at www.sohogalleries.net
The human body forever feeds my imagination, inspiring me as an artist to create again and again.
But only the moment of discovery within our selves has the meaning, and moves the artist to find a new language for his or her creations. We treasure only the moment of discovery within our selves.