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Gene Kreyd    

Gene Kreyd, born 1964 in St. Petersburg Russia.

Gene’s art career began when he could first hold a pencil.

Exposed to art from a very young age, Gene’s parents took him to museums, galleries, and exhibitions.

As a child he studied at an art club for children at the Hermitage museum where he won first place for a self portrait. The story and photo were published in one of the city’s main newspapers.

His parents close circle of friends were among some of the leading Russian underground, nonconformist artists, poets and writers.

These surroundings had a strong influence on Gene’s approach and development as an artist.

In 1973 the family emigrated to USA.

While living in California Gene discovered surfing which became a major source of inspiration for his artistic expression.

“From a very young age I loved nature, but surfing became the axis of my life”.

Gene studied Chinese internal arts and medicine, yoga, meditation as well as traditional fine art and art history .

Not fully satisfied with only the traditional approach Gene chose to put his main focus in learning by exploration and experimentation.

“I am an explorer. I am a graduate of the university of reality”

In the 1980s he started traveling the world extensively in search of waves and inspiration for his art.

Throughout his career, Gene has expressed his art through clothing design, film, music, and photography.

His true love however has always been and remains painting abstract art.

Exhibiting internationally, his paintings are in the hands of collectors in Europe, Russia, the Americas, Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Gene draws his energy and inspiration from meditation and surfing. His intention in creating art is to inspire and awaken.

Gene’s motto is live the life you love.


Who I am as an artist is "an observer".

I experience the art that flows through me to be honest, true and passionate reflection of my experience.

Seeing the sublime in the mundane I witness the duality of creation and the kaleidoscopic nature of reality in this land of reflected light.

Abiding in the self I am a channel for creative expression from the Source.

I am the tube, and I am the tube rider. I am a conduit for universal energy that is expressed and manifested in my paintings.

Discovering beauty and sharing it is the reason I do art.

My intention is to inspire and awaken.

2017 "The New Wave" Red Square Gallery, Hong Kong
2013 “Wave of Joy” – exhebition in “ERARTA” Museum of Modern Art/Gallery,
2012 Russia, Moscow, Kinoteatr Oktyabr
2012 Russia, Moscow, Kinoteatr 35 Milimetrov,festival “My Planet Channel: People Planet”
2012 Personal exhebitions- in Gene Kreyd’sown personal gallery “House of Good Vibes”
2012 Australia, Coolangatta The Komune
2011 Surf Exebition in “Shanti” Club
2011 Bali, Indonesia Taksu Gallery
2011 Bali, Indonesia Deus
2011 Bali, Indonesia El Kabron
2010 Moscow, Russia Shanti
2010 Moscow, Russia Krisha Mira
2009 Bali, Indonesia Black Dog
2008 Jakarta, Indonesia Koong Gallery
2007 Sydney, Australia Garage Gallery
2007 Panjim, India Fontaniha Art Festival
2006 Iowa City, U.S.A. Chait Gallery
1971 Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.
( exhibition for children.)
(Won 1st place.)

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