Guennadi Maslov

Guennadi Maslov (b. 1959, Kharkiv) — Kharkiv photographer. After graduating from Kharkiv Electro-Technical College he studied at the Kharkiv State University (now the Karazin National University), obtaining a master’s degree in 1986. Having entered the local photography community in the late 1970s, a few years later he started to prove himself as a gifted artist, and became one of the founders of Kontakty (Contacts) group. Other members of the group included Misha Pedan, Igor Manko, Volodymyr Starko, Boris Redko, Leonid Pesin, and Sergey Bratkov, who joined later. Once or twice a week the group met in the photolaboratory at  the Construction Workers Palace of Culture, where Maslov was employed as a staff photographer in 1984-1986. A professional military interpreter, Maslov did his compulsory army service in Ethiopia as an officer of the country’s Southern Operational Command. Meanwhile in Kharkiv Kontakty was gradually transformed into Gosprom group and continued its active involvement in the city’s artistic life. On his return to Ukraine Maslov worked as a photography instructor at the Kharkiv State University. In summer of 1991 was a visiting professor at University of Cincinnati School of Art. In 1992-1993 headed the Kharkiv Children’s Photography Center.

In 1993 moved to Cincinnati, USA, where resides now. In 2017 received MFA in Visual Arts from the Lesley University, College of Art and Design, Cambridge, USA. The artist’s works are included in the collections of Houston Fine Arts Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati, Moscow State Archival Collection, Kharkiv State Fine Arts Museum, Kharkiv School of Photography Museum and private collectors in Ukraine, Lithuania, Russia, USA, Germany, Slovakia and Finland. Adjunct Associate Professor of Blue Ash College, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Blue Ash College, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Father of the photographer Sasha Maslov.

Solo exhibitions:

1991 — “Contemporary Soviet Photographers” (together with Evgeniy Pavlov and Oleksandr Suprun), Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1993 —“Маслов-Павлов-Супрун / Maslov-Pavlov-Suprun”, Kharkiv Art Museum, Kharkiv, Ukraine

1993 — “Daughters/Mothers”, Midfest International Festival, Middletown, Ohio, USA

1993 — “Guennadi Maslov: New Works”, Veselka Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2002 — “Maslov”, International Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

2003 — “Половини / Halves”, Kharkiv Art Museum, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2003 — “Halves”, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Covington, Kentucky

2005 — “Footnotes”, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2005 — “Наполовину серьезно / Almost serious”, Kyiv Month of Photography, Kyiv, Ukraine

2005 — “Захід-Схід / West-East”, Contemporary Art Gallery, Poltava, Ukraine

2006 — “Footnotes”, as a part of Biennale FotoFest, NorthlineArt Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA

2012 — “Ukrainian Time”, Cintas Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2013 — Retrospective, Public Library, Mykolaiv, Ukraine

2017 — “Constructing Modern Memories” (together with Andrii Kozakov), Wash Park Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2019 — «Сестринство / Sisterhood», exhibiton on the occasion of the 30 years of sister city partnership (together with Volodymyr Bysov), Gorky Park Outdoor display. Kharkiv, Ukraine

 

 

Group exhibition:

1982 — “IX Всесоюзный конкурс независимых художников / IX All-Union Contest of Independent Artist” (Best Slide Award), Moscow, RSFSR

1985 — 2nd Regional Slide Festival (Honorary Award), Kharkiv regional photoclub at the Trade Union Amateur Arts House, Kharkiv, USSR

1985 — Eastwards Prospectus International Contest (Monochrome Category Diploma), Galerija Fotograficna, Warsaw, Poland

1986 — “Человек и море / Man and Sea”, Odesa, Ukraine

1986 — “New Photography from Ukraine”, Photographic Hall. Heb, Czechoslovakia

1989 — “Фотографии–150” (Achievement Award), Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, RSFSR

1992 — “New East-European Photography”, Museum of Industrial Culture, Nuremberg, Germany

1995-1996 — Art Directors’ Club of Cincinnati Annual Awards, Convention Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1995 — Wyoming Arts Festival (Best of Show Award), Wyoming, Ohio, USA

1996-1998 — “Cinergy Collection”, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, USA

1996 — “Selected works”, Images Centre for Photography, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1996 — “Feed the Body, Feed the Soul”, Fitton Center for the Arts, Hamilton, Ohio, USA

1996 — Annual Members Show, Wolf Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

1998 — Annual Members Show, Wolf Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2000 — “Artists Books/Photos with Text”, Wolf Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2001-2002 — “Current Works”, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

2001 — “In God We Trust”, Hughes-Zahorek Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2002 — Annual International Competition (Semi-Finalist Award), The Print Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

2005 — “Ukrainian Photography: Tracing Culture Through Art”, Space Gallery, Knauss Hall at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, USA (curator — Bill Davis)

2006 — “Altered States: Works by 12 Photographers”, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, USA (curators — Dennis Kiel, Dennis Harrington)

2010 — “Disturbing Reality”, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2012-2018 — annual Faculty Staff Exhibition, Blue Ash College, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2012 — “Всесвітній сад / Universal Garden”, Kharkiv municipal gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2012 — “Re-Art Project”, Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2014 — “Ukrainian Time”, Cintas Centre, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2016 — “American Trends”, as a part of Colorful Guizhou Festival, Guiyang, China

2018 — “Flyover Country”, as a part of Biennale FOTOFOCUS, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2019 — “SOS Art”, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

 

Curatorial projects:

1992 — American Students’ Montage Photography show, Kharkiv Industry and Art Institute, Kharkiv, Ukraine

1992 — “Фотография США / USA Photography”, Kharkiv Art Museum, Kharkiv, Ukraine

1993 — “Soul of Ukraine”, BASE Art Gallery, Cincinnati, as a part of Midfest International, Middletown, Ohio, USA

1996 — “Multi-Exposure” (exhibition of American photographers), Union of Artists Exhibition Hall, Kyiv, Ukraine

1996-1997 — “A Day in The Life of Sister Cities”, Touring Exhibit of Children’s Photography. USA and Ukraine

2001 — “Фотографы Цинциннати / Cincinnati Photographers”, Kharkiv municipal gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2001 — “Американская коллекция / An American Collection”, Kharkiv Art Museum, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2001 — “The Road. Works by Yury Voroshilov”, Main Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2005 — “Nightlife: Cincinnati. Photos by Maurice Mattei”, Kharkiv municipal gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2007 — “Ukrainian Photography”, Cincinnati Arts Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

2015 — “Three Intuitions”,  Gallagher Student Center, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (co-curator — Gregory Rust)