Nadia Klionsky

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Nadia Klionsky began her classical art training at the prestigious Intermediate Art School which is affiliated with world-renowned St.Petersburg Academy of the Fine Arts. This training instilled in her an appreciation for traditional landscape painting. After immigrating to the United States at the age of thirteen, she continued to pursue this genre while studying at Cooper Union in New York from 1978 to 1979, and continuing in the following years in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Philadelphia College of Art from which she graduated in 1982.

Ms. Klionsky’s exhibition record includes gallery and museum venues in the United States and abroad, among them early museum exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Russia, and “Outstanding Young Artists of New York City” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has been selected by a panel of distinguished international art critics, curators, scholars, and historians as one of a few artists representing the United States among 35 other countries for the 1999 Biennale Internationale Del’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy. Her work has appeared in several publications, such as Architectural Digest Magazine, and New American Paintings (Open Studio Press: MA, 1997), where her work was placed on the cover of the book. In 2008, Nadia Klionsky participated in the Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Realism at Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana. Presently, her work is being shown at the Noyes Museum of Art in New Jersey, in the exhibition, celebrating 120 years of the National Association of Women Artists, the oldest women’s organization, of which she is a member.



2014Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, MA

1996Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA 
Curated by Jeannie Baroutsis

1993Frank Bustamante Gallery, New York, NY
Curated by Frank Bustamante

1988Danville Museum of Fine Arts, Danville, VA 
Curated by C. Parker Boggs


2014Salmagundi Club, New York City
Member’s Annual Exhibition

2014Mystic Art Center, Mystic, Connecticut
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
104th Annual Juried Exhibition

2013Salmagundi Club, New York City
Member's Annual Exhibition

2012 National Arts Club, New York City
Allied Artists of America, Inc.- 99th Annual Exhibition
Juried by Dr. Thomas Falk, Art Historian

2012 Salmagundi Club, New York City
Member's Annual Exhibition

2011 Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY 
Annual Member’s Exhibition.
Juried by Deborah Cullen, Ph.d., El Museo del Barrio, New York

2011 Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, NY
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
100th Annual Juried Exhibition
Juried by Joy M. Pepe, Professor Emeritus of Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and
Anne von Stuelpnagel, Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

2011 National Arts Club, New York City 
Allied Artists of America, Inc.- 98th Annual Exhibition
Juried by Gary T. Erbe, President Emeritus of Allied Artists of America and
Audrey Lewis, Brandywine River Museum

2011 Salmagundi Club, New York City 
Member’s Annual Exhibition

2011 Salmagundi Club, New York City 
“Winter and the Holidays”- Theme show

2010 National Arts Club, New York City 
121st Annual Exhibition of National Association of Women Artists (Award)

2010 Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT 
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
99th Annual Juried Exhibition 
Juried by Douglas Gillette and Diane Marinaro

2009 Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY 
Annual Member's Exhibition. Curated by Jodi Haupman,  Department of Drawings,  
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

2009 The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, New Jersey 
National Association of Women Artists- Celebrating 120 Years
Curated by Dorrie Papademetriou

2008 The George Segal Gallery at the Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey 
Art Connections- Juried Exhibition. Juror: Patricia G. Selden

2008 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana 
"2008 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism"
Curated by Sachi Yanari-Rizzo (Catalogue)    

2006-2010 Mast Cove Galleries, Kennebunkport, ME 
"The Artist's Choice"- New Works by Gallery Artists
Curated by Jean Briggs

2000-2005 Hammer Galleries, New York- 57th Street 
Annual Exhibitions of Gallery Artists. (Catalogues)

2000 Federation Galleries, Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada 
“Aim for Arts”- International Art Exhibition
Sponsored by the Federation of Canadian Artists
Curated by Soula Groumoutis

2000 Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Williamsburg, NY 
Juried Exhibition of "Russian Art Around the World", curated by Yuko Nii
and Kevin Vais. Covered by NBC News

1999 "Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea", Florence, Italy
(individual installation). Selected by international curatorial panel. (Catalogue)

1998 The C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ 
Third Annual Invitational Women's Show
Curated by Sarah Bober

1997 Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York City
"Figurative Expressions"- 3 Person Exhibiiton
Curated by Elaine Wechsler

1996 The C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ 
"Pulling Back the Curtain: Women Artists from Former Soviet Union"- Invitational Exhibition
Curated by Sarah Bober (Reviews)

1994 Art Initiatives, New York, NY 
Invitational salon exhibition, curated by Michael Walls

1993 Cooperstown Art Association Museum, Cooperstown, NY 
"58th Annual National Exhibition".  Juried by Ivan Karp, Director, O.K. Harris Gallery, NYC     

1987 Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, NY
“National/International Artists”- invitational exhibition
Curated by Ruth Siegel

1978 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
“Outstanding Young Artists in New York City” curatorial team from museum


3-fer in Falmouth, Bob Keys, Maine Today Magazine, August 28, 2014. Pg. 7.

Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Catalog, 2008. Pgs. 64, 121

Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea, Second Edition. Published by Arte Studio- Florence, Italy, 1999. Pgs.135, 141

New American Paintings, catalogue of the 10th New York City Competition Winners.  Published by Open Studio Press, Wellesley, MA, June 1997. National publication.  Cover illustration and two-page spread with pictures. Selection Juror:  Ivan Karp, Director O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY

Architectural Digest, National periodical, March 1997, pgs. 124-135.  Illustrations

Novoye Russkoye Slovo- Russian Daily Newspaper, March 30, 1996. "Our Women in America", written by Irina Tatarinov

V Novom Svete- Russian Daily Newspaper, March 15, 1996. "Five Portraits in the Interior of New York", Written by Sergey Zdanov

ARTspeak, Monthly New York City Gallery Review, March, 1992. "New Talents are Always Personal", written by Abraham Ilein

Art in America, 1990. “Nadia Klionsky: A Studio Visit”, by Gerrit Henry/Staff Writer

The Danville Register, Danville, VA Daily Newspaper, August 15, 1988. "Klionsky Mixes Abstract and Nature", Written by Bob McFadden

The Danville Register, Danville, VA Daily Newspaper, August 14, 1988. "Museum to Hold Opening Reception", Op-Ed

Novoye Russkoye Slovo- Russian Daily Neswpaper, NYC December 6, 1986. "In the Studio of Nadia Klionsky", written by Vyacheslav Zavalishin/Staff Writer

Novoye Russkoye Slovo- Russian Daily Newspaper, 1980. "Debut of Nadia Klionsky", written By Vyacheslav Zavalishin/Staff Writer


2012 Alden Bryan Memorial Medal Award for Traditional Landscape, presented by 
Allied Artists of America, Inc. at the National Arts Club, New York City

2010 Florence & Irwin Zlowe Memorial Award for the best work on canvas, presented by 
National Association of Women Artists at the National Arts Club, New York, NY


  National Association of Women Artists, New York City 
Allied Artists of America, New York City (Elected 2014)
Salmagundi Club, New York City (Elected 2011)
Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Connecticut (Elected 2014)


  Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Falmouth, ME




BFA in Painting- 1982
Philadelphia College of Art

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts- 1980-1982
Honors. Independent Study. Studied with Will Barnet & Sidney Goodman

Cooper Union, New York City- 1978-1979
Studied with Jack Berthot and Irwing Petlin

High School of Music & Art, New York City- 1974-1978

Intermediate Art School at the Leningrad (St.Petersburg) Academy of Fine Arts- 1971-1974