Born in 1982 in Leipzig, Germany, to Russian parents, Irina Shark grew up in Ukraine and Russia. She then moved to Paris and obtained a Masters in Linguistics. She lived in Hong Kong for many years and worked there as an interpreter, translator and professor of French at the Alliance Française and at local universities. She started sculpting in 2011 and trained with Grzegorz Gwiazda at the Barcelona Academy of Art and with Eran Weber at the Florence Academy of Art. She rubbed shoulders and learned alongside many modern sculptors, including Brian Booth Craig, who had an impact on her development as an artist. After several years working on her own, she moved to Florence to work alongside other sculptors in Studio Via dei Conti.
His first bronze titled "Me" was among the finalists of FACE, the prestigious Society of Portrait Sculptors competition and was exhibited at the Pall Mall Gallery in London in 2018.
She has exhibited in different countries since then and has been a finalist of many international competitions, her bronze “Monumental Head ” was exhibited for 6 months at the MEAM (European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona, ​​she is the winner of the Brugnon Prize in 2020 of the Taylor Foundation and the Michel Dimon Prize.
She now spends her time between Paris and Normandy where she has her workshop.

Awards

 

 

2020

 Alain Brugnon Prize / Fondation Taylor / Paris / France

Michel Dimon Prize / Salon des Artistes Français / Paris / France

 

"Mention" / Salon des Artistes Français / Paris / France

2019

“Figurativas” Finalist / European Museum of Modern Art / Barcelona / Spain

 

14 th International Salon Finalist / Art Renewal Center / USA

 

Finalist / FACE 2019 / Society of Portrait Sculptors / London / UK

 

 

 

2018

 

Finalist / FACE 2018 / Society of Portrait Sculptors / London / UK

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

 

2020

October 1-15

Art de la Conversation / I - Gallery in partnership with Hors-Champs Gallery / Paris / France

 

February 11-16

Salon des Artistes Français / Art Capital / Grand Palais / Paris / France

 

 

2019

October 10 – 13

Salon d'Automne / Champs-Elysées / Paris / France

 

October 4 – 20

Salon d'Automne / Saint-Emilion / France

 

July - December

European Museum of Modern Art / Barcelona / Spain

 

June

FACE / La Galleria Pall Mall / London / UK

 

May - June

Solo show “Creation” / Quai Malaquais / Paris / France

2018

 

May

FACE / La Galleria Pall Mall / London / UK

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

July 2019

 

The Guide Artists Magazine

Issue 29 cover and 16 pages showcase