Serik Kulmeshkenov

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Graphic artist Serik Kulmeshkenov

( illustration, printmaking, cartooning, photography, design)

 

Born on Jan.20/56 in Astana, Kazakhstan

Graduated from College of Architecture,

Astana, Kazakhstan, 1982

Lives and works in Minneapolis MN, USA

 

AWARDS

2016.

Certificate. 36th international cartoon contest in Turkey.

2-nd Prize, diploma and medal. Ex libris contest. Katowice, Poland   

 Certificate "Selected Work of Ex libris". Guangzhou International exlibris biennial. China. 

Certificate of Diploma. International FISAE Congress in Vologda, Russia. 

Diploma. 16th International Ex libris exhibition in Ostrov, Poland.

2015

MEDAL and Honorable Diploma.  III International Triennial of small graphic forms and exlibris
«BREST PRINT TRIENNIAL-2015.
Russia

2014 

 THE CERTIFICATE "EXCELLENT EXLIBRIS" at 3rd Guangzhou International Exlibris & Mini-Print Biennal. China.

"HONOR CERTIFICATES" The Special Prize Of Jury Meeting. 3rd International cartoon competition "Gold Panda", China.

2013

DIPLOMA.  7th International print triennial, Ural. Russia.  

 DIPLOMA The International Ex libris competition "WINE & GRAPES". Serbia.  

DIPLOMA. The 7th International Biennial Masters of Caricature. Bulgaria. 

 DIPLOMA The International Triennial "URAL PRINT TRIENNIAL 2013". Ufa, Russia. 

DIPLOMA The International cartoon biennial. Plovdiv, Bulgari.  

Grand Prix. The IX International competition of ex libris in Bulgari.   I

CERTIFICATE of 7th International Fu Xifan Zhai Ex libris Invitational Exhibition. China. 

Diploma. The Forth Russian Ex libris Congress, Vologda city.

Diploma and medal The International Ex Libris Competition "Kings Games". Brest, Belarus. 2013

Certificate of Recognition. Sister Kenny Institute 2013 50th Annual International Art Show. Minneapolis, USA.

2012

Certificate - Excellent Exlibris. The 2-nd Guangzhou International Exlbiris and Mini-prints Biennial. China.

2011

Honorable Mention. "Eros & Thanatos' Ex libris contest. Switzerland. 

Diploma. Third Russian Ex libris Congress, Vologda city.

2010

Honorable Mention. The First  International Competition in Vojevodina, Poland.

      ♦   Honorable Mention. 1st International Small Graphics art show. Kiev, Ukraine. 

22009

       ♦   Encouragement Award in Graphic section. Sister Kenny Institute art show. Minneapolis, MN. USA. April 2009

2009

  • Award of Excellence. Juried Edina Art Center Art Show. September 2008. MN, USA.
  • First Place in Graphic section. RADAR art show, Rochester MN. August.
  • Award of Excellent Prize. 2-d International Fu Xian  Zhai Exlibris Invitational Exhibition. China 2008.

2007

  • Honorable Mention. The 6th International bookplate designing contest. Ankara, Turkey.
  • Honorable Mention. The 2nd International Ex libris competition. Ankara, Turkey.
  • Diploma. The 15th International Bookplates Biennale. Vilnius, Lithuania

2006

  • Grand Prize. International Cartoon Contest in Cyprus.
  • Honorable Mention Award.  National Liberty Museum. Philadelphia, PA. USA.
  • Best cartoon. 15th Daejeon International cartoon contest. Seoul, Korea
  • First Prize. International drawing contest “Jaka Bede”. Poland.
  • Honorable Mention. Fine Art Show at Minnesota State Fair, St.Paul.
  • Certificate of Recognition. Sister Kenny Institute’s International Art show. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Collection Certificate. International Ex libris Exhibition. Shanghai, China.
  • Second Prize. International Bookplates Design Contest. Aktobe, Kazakhstan.

2005

  • Best of Show. Sister Kenny Institute’s Art show. Minneapolis, MN. USA
  • Excellent Award. 2nd International cartoon contest “Wine”. China
  • Third Prize. International cartoon contest “Fish”. Tebriz, Iran.
  • Bonus Prize. International bookplates contest “Beer”. Lithuania.

2004

  • Recognition Grant by Very Special Arts. Minneapolis MN. USA
  • Outstanding achievement in Amateur Photography. Silver Award Bowl. International Society of Photographers, Washington DC.
  • Silver Prize. 3rd FreeCartoonsWeb International cartoonet Festival. China.
  • Bronze Prize. Seoul World Cartoon Contest “Sex”. Seoul, Korea.
  • Third Prize. International cartoon contest “Railroads & Travel”. Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro.
  • 4th International cartoon contest “Independence”. Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Third Prize. Sister Kenny Institute’s Art show. Minneapolis, MN. USA
  • Certificate of Excellence. 4th International Editorial cartoon contest “Freedom of Internet Access”. Canada.
  • Excellence Prize. International cartoon contest “Peace Cup”, China.
  • Honorable Mention. The 3rd International cartoon contest “Protection of cultural heritage". Slovakia.
  • Special Prize. International cartoon contest “Addiction”. Tebriz, Iran.
  • Special Prize. Daejeon International cartoon contest. Seoul, Korea.
  • Honorable Prize. International cartoon contest “Cat & Mouse”. Tebriz, Iran.

2002

  • First Prize. The best poster design contest. Minneapolis, MN. USA.
  • Fifth Prize. Daejeon International Cartoon Contest.  Seoul, Korea.
  • International cartoon show “Don Quihote”. Rassegna, Italy.

2001

  • Grant of Recognition by Very Special Arts. Minneapolis, MN. USA
  • Third Prize. American Printing House show. Louisville, Kentucky. USA.
  • Third Mention. International cartoon contest. Buenos Aires, Argentine.
  • Honorable Mention. Homer Davenport Days cartoon contest. Silverstone, OR.
  • Honorable Mention. American Professional & Amateur Cartoonists Association.  Carlsbad, California. USA.

1994

  • Grant from Pollack & Krasner Foundation. New York, NY. USA
  • Honorable Mention. International cartoon contest. Okhotsk, Japan.
  • Honorable Mention. International bookplates contest “Music”. Vilnius, Lithuania.
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  • 1992. Medal 14th International Biennale Bookplates Contest. Malbork, Poland

1990

  • Third Prize. International bookplates contest “Pardubice-650”. Pardubice, Czech Republic.
  • Medal. 13th International Biennale Bookplates Contest. Malbork, Poland.

1989

  • Second Prize. Bookplates contest “In memory of Thomas Bewick”, England.
  • Second Prize. International bookplates contest “Rawich-87”. Rawich, Poland.

1987

·        Second Prize. All union contest for best design of sport decorations. Moscow, Russia.

Solo Shows:

2006

·        50 years Jubilee exhibition at Museum of Modern Arts. Astana, Kazakhstan.

1995

·        Art Museum. Frederickshavn, Belgium.

1991

·        The Youth Palace Art Gallery. Astana, Kazakhstan.

1987

·        Bookplates Club. Saint Petersburg, Russia

·        Bookplates Club. Soligorsk, Belorussia.

 

Group Shows:

 

2013. 33rd International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon contest. Turkey. 

2013. Two artists show in Mytishi, Moscow. Russia 

2013. 11th International Cartoon contest "Karpik". Poland.  

2013. "Ural Print Triennial. Ufa, Russia. 

2013. "Ex libris. Es erotics". Bulgari.

2013. International Ex Libris Congress. Vologda, Russia.  

2013. "Cube" - Two artists show. Mytishi, Russia. 

2013. "Games Of kings" - 2nd International exibition of miniprints. Brest city, Belarus.

2012.  The 2-nd Guangzhou International Exlbiris and Mini-prints Biennial. China.

 2011. "San Min Cup" International Exlibris Competition. Shanghai, China. 

2011. XVII International Biennial. Vilnius, Lithuania.  2010. 5th International Ex libris Triennial "White Tiger" in Romania.  

2010. The First international Ex libris and Mini-prints Biennale Exhibition. Guangzhou, China

2010. International exhibition "Music", Bulgar.  

2010. The 8th International ex libris contest. Gliwice, Poland.

2010. "Meiyuan Cup" International Invitation Exhibition. Shanghai, China.

2010. The First International Ex libris Competition in Vojvedina, Poland. 

2010. The First International Exhibition of Small Graphics. Kiev, Ukraine. 

2010 SpotArt Gallery, Minneapolis, USA

 2008

  • Minnesota State Art Fair.
  • 4th International “Bicycle” ex libris contest. Biblioteca Bodio Lomnago, Italy.
  • “Bike Art-III” Altered Esthetics Gallery, Minneapolis MN.

2007

  • XV International Ex libris Biennale. Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • 2nd International Ex libris Contest “Ankara-2007”. Ankara, Turkey.

2006

  • International Cartoon Contest “The art of HighTech”. Cyprus.
  • International drawing contest “Jaka Bede”. Poland. First Prize.
  • Sister Kenny Institute’s International Art Show. Minneapolis, MN.

·        International bookplates design contest. Aktobe, Kazakhstan. Second Prize.

·        International Ex libris Exhibition. Shanghai, China.

2005

·        International exhibition of bookplates. Gliwice, Poland.

·        Sister Kenny Institute’s International Art show. Best of Show. Minneapolis, MN.

·        A Juried Exhibition “Passionate Focus”. Chicago, IL.

·        International bookplates contest “Beer”. Vilnius, Lithuania. Bonus Prize.

·        Inside the Box a Shoebox show. National juried exhibition. Parkland Art Gallery, Chicago Illinois.

·        3rd International cartoon show “Karpik-2005””. Poland.

·        International cartoons show “Devil”. Legnica, Poland.

·        10th International cartoon show “Zemun 2005”. Zemun, Serbia.  

2004

·        International Cartoon Contest “Home & Friend”. Seoul, Korea

·        Sister Kenny Institute’s International Art show. Third Prize. Minneapolis, MN.

·        A Juried Exhibition “Passionate Focus”. Chicago, IL.

·        6th  World Festival Porto Cartoon. Portugal.

·        4th International Editorial Cartoon competition “Freedom of internet access”. Canada.

·        International cartoon contest “Peace Cup”. China. Silver prize.

·        1st Seoul World Cartoon Contest “Sex”. Seoul, Korea.

·        International cartoon contest “Castle”. Kozhuchov, Poland

·        4th International cartoon show “The Gold Smile”. Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro.

·        10th International cartoon show “Beer”. Czech Republic. 

·        Hopkins Center for the Arts group show. Hopkins, MN, USA.

·        SpotArt Gallery group show. Minneapolis, USA.

·        National Exhibits by Blind Artists. Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia PA

·        International Cartoon Contest. Uruguay. 

·        International Cartoon & Humor contest. Ankara, Turkey

·        International Cartoon Contest “Cat & Mouse”. Tebriz, Iran. Honorable Mention.

·        International cartoon contest “Addiction”. Tebriz, Iran. Honorable Mention.

·        International cartoon contest “Fish”. Tebriz, Iran. Third Prize.  

·        9th International cartoon show “Zemun 2004”. Zemun, Serbia.

·        International Cartoon Festival. Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

·        International exhibition “Satyrykon”. Legnica, Poland.

·        International drawing competition “Jaka Bede”. Jedwabno, Poland.

·        24th International Nsreddin Hodja cartoon contest. Istanbul, Turkey.  

2003

  • International Cartoon Contest. Columbia.
  • A Juried Exhibition “Passionate Focus”. Chicago, IL.

2002

·        International Cartoon Contest “From 9 to 5”. Belgium

·        The 4th Annual ViewPoint Gallery Exhibition. New York, NY.

·        International Aydin Dogan Cartoon Contest. Turkey

·        11th DaeJeon International Cartoon Fest. Korea.

·        International cartoon contest “Satyrykon”. Legnica, Poland.

2001

·        International Cartoon Contest “Siberia”. Surgut, Russia.

·        1st International Cartoon Contest Deva. Romania.

·        International cartoon contest “EuroHumor”. Cuneo, Italy.

·        Bahia International humor contest. Salvador, Brazil.

2000

  • International cartoon show “EuroHumor”. Cuneo, Italy.
  •  20th International Nsreddin Hodja cartoon contest. Istanbul, Turkey.

1999

·        4th International Salon of Caricature. Zemun, Serbia.

1998

·        Russian Booklovers Club of United Nations exhibition. New York, USA

·        7th George Van Raemdonck Cartoon contest. Boechout, Belgium.

1997

  • 17th International Nsreddin Hodja cartoon contest. Istanbul, Turkey. 

1996

  • 6th George Van Raemdonck Cartoon contest. Boechout, Belgium.
  • International cartoon contest “Satyrykon”. Legnica, Poland.

1995

·        International Cartoon Festival. Ankara, Turkey.

·        International Exlibris Exhibition. Taipei, Taiwan.  

1994

·        15th International Bookplates Design Biennale. Malbork, Poland.

·        International MANGA Cartoon Festival. Okhotsk, Japan.

·        International cartoon contest “EuroHumor”. Cuneo, Italy

·        International Bookplates Design contest “Music”. Vilnius, Lithuania. Honorable Mention.

·        International cartoon show “EuroHumor”. Cuneo, Italy

·        International cartoon show “Satyrykon”. Legnica, Poland.

1992

·        14th International Bookplates Design Biennale. Malbork, Poland. Medal.

·        24th International Exlibris Congress Art show. Sapporo, Japan.

1991

  • International Exlibris contest “Eros”. Belgium.

1990

·        13th International Bookplates Design Biennale. Malbork, Poland. Medal.

·        International Bookplates Design contest “Pardubice-650”.  Pardubice, Poland.

 

1989

·        International Bookplates Design contest “Vilnius the capital of Lithuania”. Vilnius, Lithuania. Honorable Mention.

·        International Bookplates Design show “Animals”. Arezzo, Italy

·        Russian Bookplates Design Competition. Cherryburn, England. Second Prize.

·        International Bookplates Design Contest “Salone Del Libro”. Turin, Italy

·        T.Shevchenko in Bookplates. Exhibition. Ivano-Frankovsk, Ukraine.

·        International Bookplates Design contest “Music”. Saint Niiklaas, Belgium

1988

·        Soviet Literary Bookplates exhibition. Frederickshavn, Denmark.

·        All Union Exlibris Exhbition “Masters of Miniature Graphic”. Moscow, Russia.

1987

·        International Bookplates Design show “Beloved bookplates”. Zary, Poland.

·        International Bookplates Design contest “Rawich-87”. Rawich, Poland. Second Prize.