My name is Andrey Lipatov. I'm a self-taught painter from Ukraine.
I was born in 1960 in the family of a military service-man in Kolomna near Moscow, Russia.
Since 1966, I live in Kirovograd, Ukraine.
During training in a Technic University, I was fascinated by caricature and graphic arts. I had publications in press.
After graduating, I worked on factory of hidropumps by a designer-engineer.
Having no formal art training, I started painting in 1993.
Since from this time, I took part in many exhibitions in Ukraine, Russia and France. The most important for me:
1993 Art Gallery, Kirovograd, Ukraine
1995 Chizhevsky Library, Kirovograd, Ukraine
1996 Folk Art Centre, Odessa, Ukraine
1998 Art Gallery LADA, Kiev, Ukraine
1999 Osmierkin`s Museum, Kirovograd, Ukraine
2000 Museum of Naive Art, Moscow, Russia
2001 Art Gallery DAR, Moscow, Russia
1997 The 1st All Ukrainian Triennal of Naive Art, Kiev, Ukraine
1997 National Exhibition of Folk Art, Kiev, Ukraine
2002 The 7st Internet International Art/Photo Contest,
Yokohama, Japan ( prizer )
2002 Charitable Exhibition, Art Museum, Cherkassy, Ukraine
2003 Circle of friends, Chizhevsky Library, Kirovograd, Ukraine
2004 Kirovograd in paints, Art Museum, Kirovograd, Ukraine
2005 All Ukrainian Exhibition of Naive Art, Kiev, Ukraine
2006 4th Biennale of Naive Art, Andresy, France
2006 2st Festival of Naive Art, Verneuil sur Avre, France
2006 Peintres de la Lumiere, Marseille, France
2007 International Salon of Naive Art, Auffay, France
2007 3rd Festival of Naive Art, Verneuil sur Avre, France
2007 Cambridgeshire Art Fair, Linton, UK
2007 3 International Plenair, Humenne, Slovakia
2007 – Les
Naïfs miniaturists, Musée MAN, Béraut,
2007 - EE Fine Art Gallery,
Cambridge, U.K., ”Grand Opening Exhibition”
2007 - 12th
Salon Diogenes Taborda, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2007 - 2nd
International Festival of Naive and Outsider Art, Moscow, Russia
I'm a member of Ukrainian Association of Folk Art with 1998.