Owner of Rumak Art Gallery
Svetlana Rumak is a professional artist and illustrator who currently lives and works in Istanbul.
Svetlana Rumak was born in 1969 in Poltava (Ukraine).
At 5 years old she moved to Russia with her family.
Svetlana graduated from the Arts Department of the Pedagogical Institute in Russia (1992).
She has been involved in exhibition activities since 1993.
Svetlana Rumak is a member of the National Professional Union of Artists of Russia (International Association of Art) and member of The Moscow Union of Artists «International Art Fond».
She has participated in more than 300 exhibitions in Russia and other countries.
Svetlana has had 10 solo exhibitions in Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, the United States.
Svetlana has participated in 15 international art workshops and symposiums in different countries (Qatar, Turkey, Morocco, Bulgaria, Latvia, India, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Romania).
Svetlana Rumak’s works are in private and public collections in Russia and in more than 30 other countries.
Svetlana has developed more than 15 painting and mixed media techniques and has been giving more then 100 workshops in Russia and other countries since 2013.
Svetlana has illustrated two books by Lewis Carroll for the Publishing House «Arbor» (Moscow):
«Alice in Wonderland» (2009),
«Alice Through the Looking Glass» (2011).
Both books received praise among collectors and appraisers of limited edition books from different countries and were repeatedly published in Russian.
Since 2018, Svetlana has been a producer and a leading expert of her own international online art school, which has taught more than 5000 students from more than 40 countries.
Curator of Rumak Art Gallery
Born in 1977 in Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan (Russian Federation). After graduating from the Academy of Arts in Perm, Russia, she worked as director of the photography department at the National Museum of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Since 2007 she has been living in Istanbul as a freelance artist and curator of art projects.
Since 2005, she has opened 14 solo exhibitions of painting and photography in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Istanbul, Yelabuga.
Participant of more than 60 exhibitions in Russia, China, USA, Turkey, Bulgaria, France, Italy and Kazakhstan.
Paintings of the Museum of Islamic Culture (Kazan Kremlin, State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve), Tatarstan; Bulgarian State Historical, Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve, Tatarstan;
It is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Yelabuga-Tatarstan.
Paintings are in private collections in Russia, Tatarstan, USA, Switzerland, Turkey, England, Czech Republic.
Member of the State Union of Photographers of the Russian Federation.
2004 Participation in the «International Meeting of Photographers» organized by TURKSOY — Cappadocia, Turkey
2009 Participation in the «International Meeting of Photographers» organized by TURKSOY — Cyprus, Samsun, Ağrı (Turkey)
2013. International Art Symposium «Legends of Love», Museum of Modern Art, Yelabuga, Russia.
2015. International Art Symposium «The Great Silk Road», Museum of Modern Art, Yelabuga, Russia.
2017. Participation in the contemporary art fair «Art-Ankara». Ankara, Turkey.
2017. Participation in the International Art Symposium «Contemporary Art» Traditions and Rituals, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yelabuga, Russia.
2019. Participation in the International Workshop of Traditional Art of Cappadocia. Ortahisar, Turkey.
2019. Participation in the international art fair in Italy.
2021. Participation in the international contemporary art fair «Art-Contact». Istanbul
2003 Special awards of the photo contest «Portrait of an era»: «Artistic taste» and «High culture»,
2006 «Portrait of the era» Special prize of the photo contest: «Lyrics of the female image» — Kazan, Russia.