Born in St. Petersburg in 1947
Graduated from the Art school of St. Petersburg in 1965
Graduated at the I.E. Repin State Academic Institute of Arts, Sculpture and Architecture St. Petersburg in 1971.
Since 1975 member of the Artists Union of St. Petersburg
EXHIBITIONS AND COMPETITIONS
“Self portraits of Russian Artists from 18th till 20th century”, Moscow.
“Portraits”, Russian National Museum, St. Petersburg
1976 Group Exhibition, Moscow.
1977-78 Personal Exhibitions, St. Petersburg and Moscow. “Landscapes”, St. Petersburg.
1981-83 Group exhibitions Moscow, Novgorod and Pskov.
Exhibition at the International Congress of Arts. Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Personal exhibition, Central Art House,Tiflis, Georgie.
1986-88 Group exhibitions, Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Dresden, Germany; Vienna Austria; Turku, Finland.
1989 Personal exhibition, Museum of Art Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg; Group exhibition St. Peterburg’s artists, Rio de Janeiro; ”l’Ecole de Leningrad”, Galerie Drouot, Paris
1990 “Tradition et Perestroyka” Galerie Drouot, Paris; Group exhibition, Katmandu, Nepal.
1990-91 Hamburg, Germany; Stragnas, Sweden; Stockholm, Sweden
1991-92 Russian Art, Leiden, Rosmalen, Ede, The Netherlands.
1992 Group exhibition, Gödölö, Hungary. 1993-94 Art fair, Rosmalen, Ede, The Netherlands. 1995 Special reception and commission by his Eminence the Metropolitan of Limasol, Cyprus. 1996 Salon des Arts, London.
1997-99 Exhibition Zeist, Schiedam, Hernen Castle, Heusden, Bodegraven and Alkmaar, The Netherlands.
2000 Exhibition Union of Artists, St Petersburg. Personal exhibition Reeuwijk, The Netherlands.
2001 Exhibition Gouda, The Netherlands.
Russian State Museum (Hermitage), Museum of History, Theatre Museum, Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg. Museum of Arts at Pskov, Novgorod, Staraja Ladoga, Rostov on Don, Barnaul, Sosnovy Bor, Moscow, Severomuysk and Serpuchov. Museum of Modern Arts, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Art Galleries at Zűrich, Vienna, Paris, Boston, Cologne. In private collections in CIS, USA, France, Austria, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Italy, Csech, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Norway, Cuba, Israel, Nepal, Poland, Rumania and Yugoslavia.
Ljuba Kostenko’s work is included in the CD-Rom Encyclopedia “Masterpieces from the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Tenth to Twentieth Century”, comprised and distributed by “The Voyager Company”, New York.