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KLEVER
Non-conformist Soviet epoch
Klever
«Never conform.
Forge your own path»
- Valery Klever

SELECTED WORKS

A REBEL, REJECTED BY HIS HOME COUNTRY

June 28, 1939
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June 29, 2013

The country he loved rejected him because he loved art more.
Klever used art as a medium to communicate his disapproval of the Soviet regime over the country he loved.
The state responded by harassing him and his family and ultimately kicking him out.
A reject, Klever never stopped painting, for it was both a call of his rebellious spirit and a heal to his broken heart.

EXHIBITS ALL AROUND THE WORLD

  • 2016
    CAExclusives, Pacific Design Center
    Solo Exhibition
    Los Angeles, California
  • 2010 - 2009
    Jeffrey Winter Fine Art Gallery
    Various solo exhibits
    Los Angeles, California
  • 2008
    E.P. Foster Library
    Solo Exhibition
    Ventura, California
  • 2008
    Cornell Wine Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Cornell, California
  • 2006
    Thousand Oaks Civic Center Arts Plaza
    Group Exhibition
    Thousand Oaks, California
  • 2002
    Cirque du Soleil Headquarters Gallery
    Group Exhibition
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 2001
    George Shtorman Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1999
    Luckman Fine Arts Complex
    Solo Exhibition
    Los Angeles, California
  • 1998
    Glendale Library Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Glendale, California
  • 1992
    Juliette D’Adou Gallery
    Group Exhibition
    Paris, France
  • 1989
    Solo Exhibition
    Germany
  • 1989
    Oranges Gallery
    Group Exhibition
    Paris, France
  • 1988
    Amparo Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 1986
    Denver House Of Culture
    Group Exhibition
    Denver, Colorado
  • 1985
    Amparo Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1984
    Amparo Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1983
    Philadelphia Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1982
    “Neu” Kunst Gallery
    Group Exhibition
    Vienna, Austria
  • 1981
    Sloan Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Denver, Colorado
  • 1980
    Simeon Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Laguna Beach, California
  • 1979
    International Student Center
    Group Exhibition
    Vienna, Austria
  • 1978
    House Of Freedom
    Solo Exhibition
    Los Angeles, California
  • 1978
    International Center
    Solo Exhibition
    Los Angeles, California
  • 1978
    Misha’s Restaurant
    Completed a series of 8’ x 14’ murals
    Los Angeles, California
  • 1977
    International Center
    Solo Exhibition
    Vienna, Austria
  • 1977
    Krugel Gallery
    Solo Exhibition
    Vienna, Austria
  • 1976
    House Of Culture (Nevsky Dome)
    Participated in a Group Exhibition of Non-Conformist Art
    Leningrad, USSR
  • 1975
    House Of Culture
    Participated in a Group Exhibition of Non-Conformist Art
    Gaze-Leningrad, USSR
  • 1974
    Sichon Gallery
    Series of exhibitions throughout the year
    Moscow, USSR
  • 1974
    Bob Gallery
    Series of one-man shows
    Leningrad, USSR
  • 1972
    Red Square Restaurant
    Completed sixteen (16) compositions, each measuring 6’ x 30’
    Vyborg, USSR
  • 1972
    Commenced five (5) year term as a member of the Union Of Artists; participated in continuing series of group exhibitions
  • 1971
    Completed twenty-six (26) ceramic compositions, each measuring 6 feet in diameter
    Leningrad, USSR
  • 1969
    Peter the Great Summer Garden Tea House
    Solo Exhibition (painting & sculpture)
    Leningrad, USSR
  • 1969
    Completed three large murals; “Horses” 15’ x 55’, “Neptune” 15’ x 30’, and “The Sea” 15’ x 15’
    Vyborg, USSR
  • 1968
    The International Building
    Completed 10’ x 90’ mural
    Vyborg, USSR
  • 1968
    Art School of Leningrad
    Commissioned professor
    Leningrad, USSR
  • 1967
    A restaurant
    Completed 80’ x 80’ mural “Railroad”
    Leningrad, USSR