Sergei was born in Budapest in 1970.
He graduated the State Academy of Art and Design in St.-Petersburg, Russia, in 1993.
After graduation worked for a long time as a graphic designer in St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk.
Years of work as a designer made it possible not to lose the artist's skills, but raise this to a new level, to develop the ability to set challenges and meet them.
Since 2009, the watercolor becomes a major part of his career. Sergei works as a landscape painter mostly, his style changes, but the increased attention to the delivering of light in the work remains unchanged.
Over the past 10 years, the artist has taken part in many international watercolor exhibitions. A large number of paintings by Sergei Kurbatov are in private collections in Russia, Europe, USA. He regularly held classes and plein airs workshops for watercolor beginners.
A number of his online classes can be accessed on Enterclass.
2010 -- solo watercolors exhibition in the Russian-German House (Novosibirsk, Russia)
2011 -- solo watercolors exhibition at the Novosibirsk State Art Museum
2012 -- participation in the International Watercolor Salon in Aiguillon (France)
2013 -- solo exhibition in Apeldoorn (Netherlands) as part of the year of Russian-Dutch friendship
2013 – Award of International Watercolor Salon in Aiguillon (France)
2014 -- Participation in the First International Watercolor Biennale in Saint-Paul-de-Leon (France)
2014 -- participation in a joint exhibition at the end of the Altai plein air (Omsk, Liberov Center)
2014 -- First award in British Council competition "Russia Today"
2014 -- Participation in the International Watercolor Biennale in Saint-Fereole (France)
2015 -- Participation in the International Watercolor Exhibition “Masters of Watercolor” (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
2015 – trip to London, organising of solo exhibition in MSE School suming up the competition of British Council
2015 -- participation in the International Watercolor Elite Exhibition in Taipei (Taiwan, China)
2015 -- international watercolor exhibition of in Brussels (Belgium)
2016 -- Participation in the International Watercolor Biennale in Saint-Paul-de-Leon (France)
2016 -- solo exhibition in Gallery 1, Novosibirsk, Russia
2016 -- international watercolor salon "Regard ver l'Est" Reims, France
2016 -- exhibition "Watercolor. Continent. From East to West" Saint-Petersburg
2016 -- International Watercolor Elite Exhibition in Taipei (Taiwan, China)
2017 -- participation in ARTILLERY Festival, Sankt-Peterburg
2017 -- exhibition "La Forma dell' Acqua", Rome, Italy
2018 -- solo exhibition in Private Collection Gallery, Novosibirsk
2018 -- exhibition RE-INTERPRETATION of International Contemporary Watercolor
2018 -- 5th Silk Road International Arts Festival, Xian, China
Novosibirsk State Art Museum
Museum "Liberov Center", Tomsk
"Gallery №1» Novosibirsk
Sergey Kurbatov artworks are in private collections in Russia, Europe, USA, Taiwan, China and Japan.
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