An Art on a Postcard Mini Auction in Collaboration With The Bomb Factory

12 MAY 2022 - 26 MAY 2022
78. Katya Granova - Samson and a Lion 78. Katya Granova - Samson and a Lion - DETAIL 78. Katya Granova - Samson and a Lion - BACK
78. Katya Granova - Samson and a Lion
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78. Katya Granova

Samson and a Lion

Oil Pastel on Paper 


9x13.5cm Original Artwork 

Signed on Verso

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Katya Granova is an artist and curator that was born in the USSR (currently Russia) and currently lives in London. Her first degree was obtained in Social Psychology, then she gradually changed her career to art practice. Granova also holds MA Art&Space Degree from Kingston University London, Certificate degree from Paris College of Art, finished ICA Moscow course “New artistic strategies”, and recently graduated from MA Painting from the Royal College of Art, London. Recent exhibitions include Yield, No.20 arts, London (2021), LondonGrads2021, Saatchi Gallery, London (2021), New painting, Galerie Dutko, Paris (2020). Granova is a current member and a co-founder of the APXIV art collective, which has many exhibitions over the last 4 years in Moscow, St Petersburg, Budapest, and Copenhagen. 
She has held residencies with the Dukley Art Residence in Montenegro(2020), Sphera Fund Moscow (2021), Art Residency Normandy(2020), the Kunstarhuset Messen residency in Alvik, Norway(2016). Granova was shortlisted for Bankley prize 2019, Bridgeman Studio Award 2020, John Moores Painting Prize 2020 and has won a Signature Art Prize 2020 in the painting category. 
In 2020 she also collaborated with Burberry UK for a commercial project and in 2021 Royal College of Art bought the work “Surgeons” for their public permanent collection. 




Royal College of Art, MA Painting 


Select Exhibitions/Awards 


2021 ArtWorks Open, Barbikan Arts Group Trust (Solo Residency Award), UK 
2020 Signature Art Prize (Painting Prize winner), UK 
2020 John Moores Prize (shortlisted), UK 
2020 Castlegate Prize (finalist), UK 
2020 Bridgeman Studio Award (shortlisted), UK 
2019 Bankley Art Prize Manchester (shortlist and exhibition), UK 
12/2021 ArtWorks Open 2021, Barbikan Arts Group Trust, London, UK 
11/2021 London Grads Now.21, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 
10/2021 Yield, No 20 Arts Gallery, London, UK 
10/2021 Things that were about to be lost, RuptureXIBIT, London UK 
06/2021 RCA 2021 Painting and Sculpture Satellite Show, Cromwell place, UK 16/02/2021 ”Act 1. Scene 5. Room in the Castle” (duo with Anna Tagantzeva-Kobzeva), Smirnov Sorokin Fund, Moscow, RU 


Gallery Representation 


Castlegate House Gallery, Galerie Dutko 


Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   


This is a vintage postcard featuring Samson and a lion painting i bought on a flea market in St Petersburg. I painted it over which can be seen as an act of the intuitive vandalism, but also my added version on the mass printed photograph. 


Please do not bid on artwork in our Art on a Postcard auctions if you intend on selling the artwork after you have purchased it. This auction has been organised for charity and all artworks have been generously donated by the artists to raise money for the Hepatitis C Trust. When the work produced for the charity is sold on the secondary market it damages our relationship with the artist and prevents us from fundraising. 

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