A self-taught award-winning visual artist specializing in fine-art photography.
His artworks to date has been featured at various international venues in the USA and Europe.
Ilya is fascinated by contrast between lights and shadows, attracted by color harmony and infatuated with film photography.
Exhibitions, Awards and Publications
Selected Group Exhibitions
-"London Photo Festival 2018", May 2018
-"In Living Color" - a juried international photography exhibition at the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles. April - May 2018
-"Significant Colours" - a juried international photography exhibition. PH21 Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, April - May 2018
-"Electron Salon" group exhibition in the LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art), April - May 2018.
-"The World Through My Eyes" international group exhibition at the Galeria Valid Foto in Barcleona, Spain. April 2018.
-"Electron Salon" group exhibition in the LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art), March 2018
-"Open 2018" juried group exhibition at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex (USA), February - April 2018.
-2018 Midwest Center for Photography jured exhibition in Wichita, USA. January-February 2018.
-"Street Photography" international juried group exhibition at the Black Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece. January 2018.
-"Snap to grid" international exhibition at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, December 2017 - January 2018.
-juried group exhibition "Color: Photography Now" at Black Box Gallery (Portland, USA), December 2017
--juried group exhibition "Open" at The SE Center for Photography (Greenville, USA), December 2017
-group photoshow during the London Image Festival 2017, 25th-26th November 2017
-jured international photo contest and exhibition "The Essence of Monochrome". November 2017 - Janury 2018. Budapest, Hungary.
-juried group exhibition "The Decisive Moment" at the Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center in Minneapolis, USA. November 2017
-"Trieste Photo Fringe" group exhibition in Triest, Italy. October - November 2017.
-jured quarterly group art exhibition "Photography" - Fusion Art Gallery (online), October 2017 - January 2018
-juried group exhibition "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" at 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles, October 2017
-juried group exhibition “Landscapes” at Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, October 2017
-A nominee of the "Vincent van Gogh Photo Award" and participant of exhibition from 16th September - 8 October 2017 in the historic City center of Nuenen – The Netherlands, where great painter created most of his works.
-juried group exhibition "iPhone Imagery" in online gallery of PhotoPlace Gallery's, September 2017
-juried group exhibition "Skies" - Fusion Art Gallery, September 2017
- juried group exhibition "Black & White Art" - Fusion Art Gallery , August 2017
- juried group exhibition "Pathways and Passages" - Darkroom Gallery (Essex, USA) , August 2017
- juried group exhibition "Shades of Gray" - Black Box Gallery (Portland, USA) , August 2017
- juried group exhibition "Street Photography" - PH21 Gallery (Budapest, Hungary) , August 2017
- juried group exhibition "URBAN 2017 summer previews" - Trieste Airport (Italy) & "400 Bar" (Budapest, Hungary), August 2017
Finalist in the "Fine Art" and "Abstract & Still Life" categories of the 11th Pollux Awards
Honorable mention at the one-shot themed photo competition "Harmony" by International Photography Awards.
Honorable mention in “Black and White Street Photography” contest at the "Alverton Gallery"
IPOTY - International Photographer of the Year 2017:
Chromatic Photography Awards 2017:
Neutral Density Photography Awards 2017:
-honorable mention at jured international competition "The Urban & Rural Landscape" organized by The Gala Awards.
-Second place in international photography competition 'Certain Places' by L.A. Photo Curator with curator Karen Klinedinst.
-Finalist of Artavita Art Contest #24 with "Certificate of excellence".
-Honarable mention at "2017 Photography Competition" of Artist Portfolio Magazine.
-"MonoVisions Awards 2017" - International Black and White Photography Awards:
1x honorable mention in category "Series:Travel"
2x honorable mentions in category "Single photos:Landscapes": first, second
3x honorable mentions in category "Single photos: Street Photography": first, second and third
-"Monochrome Photography Awards 2017":
-3x Certificate of Acceptance at 64th Singapore International Photography Awards 2017
-"Honorable recognition" at "All Cityscapes" art exhibition & competition by Contemporary Art Gallery,
Circle Quarterly Art Review Magazine, Winter 2018 issue.
"Open 2018" - exhibition catalog by Darkroom Gallery
"Color: Photograpy Now" - exhibition catalog by Black Box Gallery
"SE Open '17" - exhibition catalog of The SE Center for Photography
"iPhone Imagery" - exhibition catalog of PhotoPlace Gallery, 2017
"Emotions PhotoContest" catalog, 2017
"Pathways and Passages" exhibition catalog of Darkroom Gallery, 2017