Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Grigory Gurevich, Professor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in visual art, education, pantomime, writing, inventing and conceptualization.
Mr. Gurevich grew up watching his father work as a stage designer, and later as an architect, instilling love for the arts early on. Once this passion was established, he began working as an interior designer at Lenprojekt in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1966, he earned a diploma from the Academy of Fine and Industrial Art and founded Grigur’s Pantomime Theater in St. Petersburg. In 1969, he continued developing the arts in his community by finding a mime school, which he maintained until 1975. After relocating to the United States in 1976, he founded a New York-based Grigur’s Pantomime Theater. In 1980, Mr. Gurevich began his foray into academics, teaching visual arts at the Bergen School in Jersey City for two years before becoming a sculpture instructor at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, a position he held until 1996. From 1994 to 1997, he leveraged his skills and expertise in art as a professor at St. John’s University.
As an artist in his own right, Mr. Gurevich has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, Russia, France, Denmark and Germany. His work has also been featured in numerous permanent, public and private collections, such as a bronze sculpture tableau for commuters at Newark’s Penn Station and art installations at the Hermitage Museum, the New York Public Library, Yad Vashem Museum among others. In recent years, his handmade book “Reflections” became a part of a permanent collection at a Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 2016 and he contributed his sculpture “Clown” to the exhibition “Circus” at the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mr. Gurevich considers the highlights of his career to be his sculptures as well as the pantomime company including the productions he has helped put on. He has received many accolades throughout his career, including the Grumbacher Award, the Marian Reitman Award and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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