Subdeacon Vladimir Grygorenko,
United States Citizen.
Status obtained as a person with extraordinary abilities
Field of Expertise
Traditional Byzantine Iconography and Murals, style of 10th-12th Century. Complete system of Church decoration using both traditional and contemporary media. Educational talks and in-depth classes about Iconography. Supervision of Iconography projects.
Creating comprehensive Church adornments according to Orthodox tradition. Expert in Egg Tempera, Acrylic and KEIM Silicate Murals painting, as well as Oil painting, Watercolor, Drawing and Composing. Extensive experience in Burnished and Matte Gold leaf application, preparation of hand-made paints and supports for various media.
Most Notable Projects
2018: Murals in Exo-Narthex at St. Seraphim Cathedral, Dallas, TX
2017: Murals for Cupola in the Holy Apostles Church (OCA) Tulsa, OK
2017: Murals in the Narthex at St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Euless, TX
2016: Iconostasis at St. Andrew Antiochian Orthodox Church, Waco, TX
2016: Murals in cupola and pendentives in Holy Ascension Church (OCA), Charlestone, SC.
2015: Exterior Crucifix at Nativity Monastery (OCA), Kemp, TX
2014-2015: Design, Murals and Icons for Abp. Dmitri Memorial Chapel, Dallas, TX
2013 Murals in St. Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church, (ACROD), Seaford, NY
2012-2013: Murals in St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Euless, TX.
2011 Iconostasis in St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church, Euless, TX.
2010 Iconostasis for St. John the Forerunner Antiochian Orthodox Church, Cedar Park, TX.
2009 Icons for Holy Trinity Episcopalian Church. Tulsa, OK.
2007 Iconostasis for Holy Apostles Church (OCA) Tulsa, OK.
2005 Icons for the iconostasis in St Paul Church (OCA), Denison, TX.
2002-2009: Murals (Complete interior decoration) in St Seraphim Cathedral (OCA), Dallas, TX.
2001 Iconostasis in St Seraphim Cathedral (OCA), Dallas, TX.
1996 Iconostasis in Church of All Saints “Na Pobede”. (ROC) Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
1994 Iconostasis in Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, (ROC) Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
1991 Participation in numerous Fine Arts Exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad.
Publications and Citations
“TECHNIQUES OF ICON AND WALL PAINTING: Egg Tempera, Fresco, Secco” by Aidan Hart. Published in London, England. 2011.
“HIDDEN AND TRIUMPHANT: The Underground Struggle to Save Russian Iconography” by Irina Yazykova. Published by Paraclete Press, USA. 2011.
“RUSSIAN CULTURE, PROPERTY RIGHTS, AND THE MARKET ECONOMY” by Dr. Uriel Proccaccia. Published by Cambridge University Press. 2006.
“THE EXPERIENCE OF MURAL PAINTING IN CONTEMPORARY ORTHODOX CHURCH IN USA” by V. Grygorenko. Published by SFI. Moscow, Russia. 2006
1983-1990 Painting. Dnipropetrovsk State University, Department of Fine Art, Ukraine.
1982-1987 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Dnipropetrovsk State University, Ukraine.
2007 Theological College of St. Philaret Orthodox Institute, Moscow, Russia
2006 KEIM Silicate Painting, advance level. KEIM Training Center, Charleston, NC.
2004 Advanced Iconography classes, taught by Archimandrite ZINON, Pskov, Russia.
1999 Byzantine Iconography courses, taught by Archimandrite ZINON, Pskov, Russia.
1991 Self-trained in Traditional Iconography (Russian Style)
2013 “The Iconographer in St. Seraphim Cathedral” Editorials, Dallas Telegraph.
2012 “Christians in Visual Arts: Vladimir Grygorenko.” SEEN Journals, CIVA Publication.
2008 “Painter’s 8-year effort at Dallas Orthodox church nearly done” by Roy Appleton; The Dallas Morning News.
2007 “The Icon That Wasn’t” Editorials, Dallas Morning News.
2005 “Interview with iconographer V. Grygorenko” www.IconsExplained.com Canada.
2005 “10 Years a Thousand Paths: V Grygorenko” by J. Weiss; Dallas Morning News.
2002 “The Iconographer” by J. Weiss, Dallas Morning News,
2001“An Eye for Glory” by J. Weiss, Dallas Morning News,
1997 “The Iconographer from Bogomaz’ Street” by A Zinoviev, VLD Press, Ukraine.