Sergey Katoninv is an Associate Professor of Advertising Design Department of Saint Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design.
Sergey was born in Leningrad in a family of architects. The Katonins dynasty has made a significant contribution to the architecture and art of our city – four generations of masters arranged and decorated it.
In 1975, Sergey graduated from the Leningrad Higher Art and Industrial Colleg named after Mukhin, specializing in ‘Design’ and since then he has not left the profession. He was a leading designer of the Leningrad branch of the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Technical Aesthetics of the State Committee for Science and Technology under the Council of Ministers of the USSR, worked in a number of design bureaus as a designer, chief artist of Vasileostrovsky district, engaged in the design of urban environment.
Since 1990 Sergey has been actively involved in painting, this passion continues to this day. In 1996, the artist was invited to participate in the Festival of Russian culture in northern Germany dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the memory of Empress Catherine the Great. He is the author of more than 800 works of art, a participant of many exhibitions in Russia and abroad, a member of the Saint Petersburg Union of Artists. Sergey’s works are in private collections in Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, USA, China, as well as in Japan (Museum of Russian Art in Otaru).
For more than 40 years, Sergey has been teaching design to school students in the framework of additional educational programs and students of the Institute of Graphic Design of SPbSUITD.
As part of our project, Sergei is leading a group of students from the Institute of Graphic Design who are designing an exhibition of costume designs for scenes from Russian operas.