Michael Solovyev


Born in Russia in 1972, Michael has chosen Montréal as his home since 2011. From there, his works continue to add to the beauty and value of both public and private collections around the world, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Canada, the U.S., France, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, and Ukraine. He is a participant of 16 personal exhibitions, and more than 70 group exhibitions in different countries, winning multiple awards. He teaches art in the Syn Studio, a prestigious art school in Montreal, where he has more than five self-written courses. He also gives private lessons in his own studio and a lot of masterclasses around the world.

Joy and reverence are evident in everything this artist produces, perhaps especially in the deep play of light and shadow. He experiments continuously, challenging himself with a wide range of styles and techniques. “Every day,” he says, “I look, I listen, I feel my immediate environment. When painting, I relive these sensations. And I believe that if we pay close attention, each object and every moment contains the Universe within it.”

In recent years, he represented Canada at many famous watercolor festivals including Hong Kong, Slovenia, India, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Mexico, Hungary, and Portugal.

EXHIBITIONS (last three years)

2019 - Santa Cruz Watercolor meeting, demo

2019 - IWS Watercolour Festival, Finland. Invited artist, demo

2019 - "Lachine Plein Air", Personal Exhibition in Montreal, Canada

2019 - International Watercolor festival in Catalonia, invated artist, demo

2019 - IWS Watercolour Festival, Peru. Invited artist "Master's exhibition", demo

2018 - IWS Watercolour Festival, Mexica. Invited artist

2018 - 1st International IWS Watercolour Diary and mail art exhibition, Hungary

2018 - Symphony in Watercolour: International watercolor Festival in Toronto, Canada

2018 - Our Wonderful World: International Festival in Ukraine

2018 - Tropical Watercolor: IWS Costa Rica. Invited artist, demo

2018 - Symphony in Watercolour: International watercolor Festival in Toronto, Canada

2018 - Fabriano In Acquarello International Watercolor Festival, Italy  

2018 - International watercolor exhibition "The World of Watercolor IV" in Slovenia

2017 - SCA’s 49th Exhibition at the Papermill Gallery, Canada

2017 - IWS International Festival in India

2017 - 49th Watercolor West International Juried Exhibition, USA

2017 - Bucks Country Plein Air Festival (Honorable Mention Award)

2017 - 1st International Watercolor Festival in Portugal 

2017 - Fabriano In Acquarello International Watercolor Festival, Italy        

2016 - 1st International Watercolor Biennale in Hong Kong 

2016 - Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, USA 

2016 - Solo Exhibition “L’Exposition de Noël” 

2016 - 1st International Watercolor Biennale in Vancouver, Canada

2016 - Festival International d'Aquarelle d’Aiguillon, France

2016 - SCA 2016 Elected Member’s Exhibition in Canada 

2016 - Spokane Watercolor Society Exhibition, USA 



IWS GLOBAL (International Watercolor Sociéte) Master status

IWS Canada (International Director) 

SCA (Society of Canadian Artists), an elected member     

OPA (Oil Painters of America)

MAU (Moscow Artists Union) Moscow, Russia, an elected member 

UTF (Union of Theatrical Figures), Russia, an elected member

TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America) 


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