Marina Jijina

Marina Jijina
Marina Jijina is a Russian born British painter with an academic background in art. Though classically trained, artistic experiment has always been at the core of her practice. Through observations and studies she has become fascinated by vulnerability of the human condition. The artist finds herself being driven by an attempt to empathise and unite with the emotive experiences of the characters she creates. Marina Jijina explores different aspects of the human condition by means of creating an infusion of cultural, temporal and visual associations, sometimes seeking to reinterpret past traditions, investigating the conflict between man and the world in a collision between the ideal and the human.

Marina Jijina was born in St.Petersburg, Russia, and entered the Ioganson Fine Arts School at the Academy of Fine Arts aged 11 years.

In 2000 Marina Jijina moved to the UK with her family. Since then she has exhibited in Russia, Britain, Italy, Spain, Macedonia and U.S.A.. The artist's works have sold well and currently hang in private collections as far afield as The United Kingdom, France, Iceland, Russia, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland and The United States. Two of her works are included in the art collection of the world famous artist-musician Brian Eno.

Marina Jijina lives and works in London.


2009-2011 Studied Philosophy of art under the mastership of Professor V.B.Melas, St.Petersburg State University, St.Petersburg, Russia

1992-1996 BA (Hons) Humanities, Herzen State Pedagogical University, St.Petersburg, Russia

1983-1990 Graduated at Ioganson Fine Art School at the Academy of Fine Art, department of painting, St.Petersburg, Russia


November 2013

Kusmi Tea Boutique &
Tea Room,
15 Marylebone High Street,
London, England

Selected Works display, coinciding with
Russian Art Week

March - April 2013

The Stonehill House
Abingdon near Oxford OX14 4AA

Back to Red

March 2007

Halo Showroom, Altrincham, Cheshire, England

Intentions of the Mind

Jan 1998

Café Idiot, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Phantoms of Saint Petersburg

Nov 1996

Pushkin House, Notting Hill, London, England



February 2014

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, England

Oxford International Art Fair

27 Nov -
3 Dec 2013

Espacio Gallery, Shoreditch, London, England

A Place in Between

July 2013

Bankside Gallery, Hopton Street, London

People: A Figurative exhibition

April 2013

Locust Moon Comics Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A

IAC Art Exhibition

March 2013

Candid Galleries, Angel, Islington, London

New Artist Fair

September 2012

Spinningfields, Manchester

Buy Art Fair

September 14th-16th 2012

Brick Lane Exhibition, The Old Truman Brewery, London

New Artist Fair

September 2012

Biennale event, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

The 40th World Gallery of Drawing

April 2012

Arcadia Art gallery, Casciana Terme, Pisa, Italy

Homage to Rosso Fiorentino

February-April 2012

Waterstone's book store, Piccadilly, London

Re-told joint exhibition with Jane Greer

February 2012

Richmix ,Shoreditch, London

Showcase Cities

December 2011

Casa Batllo Museum, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona showcase International exhibition of Contemporary Art and Photography

December 2011

Debut Contemporary Gallery, London

Art against Cancer - live painting performance

November 2011

Hammersmith Town Hall, London

Music Connections exhibition

September 2011

Siena Art Institute, Italy

Drawing connections exhibition

July - August 2011

Oxford House Gallery, Bethnal Green, London, England

People and Portraiture exhibition

June - December 2011

Debut Contemporary gallery, Notting Hill, London, England

Exhibition of oil paintings


Gallery Saraj,
Anna Akhmatova Museum
St.Petersburg, Russia

EmPATHetic Art, Russian-British Project


Battersea, London, England

Affordable Art Fair


Altrincham Society of Artists, Cheshire, England

Exhibitions in Hale & Dunham Villages


Gallery 22, Hale, Cheshire, England

Exhibition of oil paintings


arTzu Gallery, Manchester, England

Exhibition of oil paintings


C-Art Exhibition, Lancaster, England

Exhibition of mainly Northern English artists

2000 - 2003

Café Idiot, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Permanent display of "Stephen's Portrait"


Icelandic Consulate, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Permanent display of several oil paintings

Nov 1999

Bravo Brewery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Still Life 'Beer & Fish'

June 1998

Café Idiot, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Exhibition with several local artists on the theme Self Portrait


Rowley Gallery, Kensington Church Street, London

Exhibition of oil paintings


2013 Artist of the week, Rise Art

2013 Pre-selected for Self Open exhibition, the Mall Galleries, London, Great Britain