Curriculum Vitae


  • Curator, art historian, and appraiser
  • Specializes in the art of Russia and the former Soviet Union
  • Honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts
  • Owner of the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art
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We would like to introduce you to Natalia Kolodzei, Auctionata expert in Contemporary Russian Art and Russian Modern Art.

Ever since Natalia Kolodzei can remember, she has been surrounded by works of art. Her mother collected actively for 45 years, and on Natalia’s first birthday she received her first work of art, from the artist Pyotr Belenok, which became the seed of her own collection.

Ms. Kolodzei is an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, curator, art historian, and appraiser specializing in the art of Russia and the former Soviet Union.
She owns and operates the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, offering approximately 7,000 20th and 21st century works by more than 300 individual artists.
She has curated 60 shows in the United States, Europe and Russia, including Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes and Variations), the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow and the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; Moscow-New York = Parallel Play, Concerning the Spiritual Tradition in Russian Art, From Non-Conformism to Feminism: Russian Women Artists, and From Leningrad to St. Petersburg, Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Finding Freedom: Forty Years of Soviet and Russian Art; Moscow Grafika: Artists' Prints 1961 – 2005, International Print Center New York City, and Hurricane of Time: 1960 - 2000, San Remo, Italy.
In addition, she has contributed to several books and catalogues, including Vadim Voinov, The State Hermitage Under a Full Moon, The State Hermitage Museum; Olga Bulgakova, WAM, 2007; Alexander Sitnikov, WAM, 2007; Art Constitution: The Illustrated Constitution of the Russian Federation, 2003; Oleg Bourov, Musée Daubigny, Auvers-sur-Oise, France, 2000; and Yakov Vinkovetsky: Windows Into the Spaces of Light, The State Institute of Art History, Moscow, 2001.
Natalia Kolodzei lives and works in New York.