Biography

Boris Karafelov

Boris Karafelov was born in 1946 near Tashkent (USSR). Graduated from Art College of Simferopol. '70 - '80 - stage and costume designer, Taganka Theater, Moscow; teacher of painting, Moscow School of Young Artists. Repatriated to Israel in 1990. Lives in Jerusalem. The works by Boris Karafelov can be found in The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), The State Museum of Oriental Art (Moscow), Art Museum (Bratislava) and other galleries and private collections in Israel, Russia, USA, Canada, Holland, Spain, Germany, France, Belgium and others.

From Jeffrey Gusfield & Joseph Glimer survey:

"Newly immigrated to Israel in 1990, Boris Karafelov is quickly becoming known as one of the young masters in contemporary Jewish painting. He is a persistent, academically trained painter, who speaks the language of Shagall, Kandinsky, and Rouault; however he has forged ahead in a new direction that is captivatingly beautiful.

Karafelov utilizes an Impressionistic brush stroke, and is an intensely brilliant colorist. His paintings consist of intimate views of Russia and Israel; landscapes, biblical subjects and rich views of contemporary cultural life in Jerusalem. The newfound freedom of Israel has contributed joy and inspired light in his art.

The traditions of the great Russian-Jewish painter are alive here. So is the innovation that stems from a re-examination of the previous century of art, but with a fresh view point that indicates inimitable style.

In an extremely short period of time, the world has begun to discover this artist. We are extremely proud to introduce him to America."

Personal and group exhibitions:

  • 1978-1981: Exhibitions of Young Artists, Moscow, USSR
  • 1979: Exhibitions of the Artists Union of Russia, Moscow, USSR
  • 1979: "Through a Country", Moscow, USSR
  • 1980: "My Contemporaries", Moscow, USSR
  • 1980: "The Olympic Games", Moscow, USSR
  • 1991: Action Exhibition, Nice, France
  • 1991: Mannheim Gallery, Mannheim, Germany
  • 1991: Raab Gallery, London, UK
  • 1991: Urban Gallery, Paris, France
  • 1991: Zionist Confederation House, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1992: Toronto, Canada
  • 1992: Israel Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1992: Laureate Prize Exhibition, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1993: Gusfield & Glimer Galleries, Northbrook, IL, USA
  • 1995: Group Exhibition, University of Urbino, Italy
  • 1995: "Artists of the World", Germany
  • 1995: "Jerusalem", Exodus Gallery, Jerusalem
  • 1996: Ten "Russian" Artists Exhibition, House of Parliament, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 1998: Tova Osman Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 1998: Efrat Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 1998: Prozdor Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 1999: The Center of Study of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2000: Theatron Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2000: "Personal Preferences", The Zetlin Museum of Russian Art, Ramat Gan
  • 2001: "Personal Preferences", Noviy Manezh, Moscow, Russia
  • 2002: Manezh Gallery, St.-Petersburg, Russia
  • 2002: Israel Artists' Union exhibition, St.-Petersburg, Russia
  • 2002: Russian Artists' Union exhibition, Moscow, Russia
  • 2003: "Vagrius" Painters' Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
  • 2004: Sault Lake City Cultural Center, USA
  • 2006: Russian Cultural Center, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2008: The State Museum of Oriental Art
  • 2009: "Israeli Artists about the Orient", «Skitza Gallery», Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2010: "Man and Town", Jerusalem Cultural Centre, Israel
  • 2011: Personal Exhibition "Czech Suite", Russian Culture Centre, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • 2011: "Subject in Painting", Jerusalem Cultural Centre, Israel
  • 2011: Personal exhibition, "Art Center", Vinnitsa, Ukraine
  • 2016 - Exhibition "Windows", Sheremetev Palace, St.-Petersburg, Russia
  • 2016 - Personal exhibition, City Exhibition Center, Limassol, Cyprus
  • 2016-2017 - Exhibition "Two", Moshe Castel Museum, Maale-Adummim, Israel