Book Illustration Exhibition by Igor Karash and Vladimir Zimakov

WHEN: April 6 – July 31, 2013

WHERE: RCC Our Texas – CaviArt Gallery (2337 Bissonnet Houston, TX 77005)


Opening Reception, meeting with the artists and the book signing: Friday, April 5, 7:30p.m.
Wine will be served.

Book Illustration Exhibition

Igor Karash is originally from Baku, Azerbaijan. He now resides in Saint Louis, Missouri. Igor graduated from Kharkov State Art & Design Academy in 1988 and has been working professionally as an illustrator, graphic designer and theater set designer since then.

He has worked with major book publishers as well as small independent theater compa­nies in Russia, the US, and abroad. Igor’s illustrations for “The Legend of Flying Dutch­man” for Detskaya Literatura, received major awards at the Book International Biennial in Bratislava, Slovakia and at the Leipzig Book Fair.

Most recently Igor was named the winner of the 2012 Book Illustration Competition organized by The House of Illustration and Folio Society in London. In December 2012 Igor’s illustrations were included in 10 ‘Best of the Best’ published projects by Hiiibrand International Illustration Competition in Nanjing, China.

Igor’s illustrations for “The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories” by Angela Carter will be presented at the exhibition.

Vladimir Zimakov is a Los Angeles-based artist, designer and illustrator who works in a variety of techniques including linocut, silkscreen and letterpress among other traditional and digital media. He also teaches art and design and frequently conducts artist talks and workshops.

Vladimir apprenticed with a renowned Russian painter and sculptor Mihail Chemiakin. He participated in the projects and exhibits of Chemiakin’s Institute of Philosophy and Psychology of Art and worked as a director of “Museum of Imagination” in Hudson, New York.

As a designer and illustrator Vladimir has worked with world’s leading publishing houses such as Penguin, Random House, Faber and Faber, the Folio Society and Vita Nova. He illustrated books and book covers for the works of Gustav Meyrink, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alexandre Dumas, Herman Melville and A.T.A. Hoffman among others. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in America, Europe and Russia.

Vladimir’s illustrations for the Gustav Meyrink’s “The Golem” and ““Walpurgisnacht”, and illustrations for Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale “The Nightingale” will be on display.

We are open: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information please call 713.395.3301 or e-mail


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This project is funded in part by a grant of the City of Houston through the Houston Art Alliance
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