FrameSource Artist Of The Month
Zinour Fathoullin December 2012
Born and educated in the former Soviet Union (Russia), Zinour Fathoullin is classically trained in art and dance. After graduating from art college in 1979 with a degree in fine art, he was promptly hired by the government as an artist. His installations include graphic works for State advertisements, metal and wood reliefs, mosaics, stained glass compositions and oil portraits.
Since moving to Canada in 1990, Zinour established a dance school in Shelburne, Ontario and an internationally acclaimed dance company (Sikumiut) in Nunavut. While living in Nunavut from 1996 to 2001, Zinour taught art and dance for Nunavut Arctic College’s Teacher Education Program.
Successful exhibitions of his paintings, sculptures and portraits have been held in Russia, the Ukraine, Greenland, Alaska, Belgium, France, New York, Nunavut, Toronto and Calgary. Commissioned works are currently installed in the Nunavut Legislature (Series of oil on canvas images of Circumpolar Inuit), the Premier of Nunavut’s Office, Ravenwood Oil and Gas, Integrated Environments Ltd., The Calgary Board of Education and various private collections.
To view more of Zinour’s artwork, visit www.legacyartwork.com