In 1991 the chair of composition and art training
opened the specialties “Monumental Decorative Art” and “Decorative
Applied Art”. In 1995 a Chair of Decorative Art was founded on the basis
of the above Chair with the participation of leading practising artists of
Ekaterinburg, the objective being to provide a complete range of art
disciplines from year to year 5 and graduate professional artists in
monumental decorative art and applied art in such specialisations as
monumental painting, textile art, applied textile art, sculpture,
ceramics, and stone cutting.
The staff of the Chair consists of 2 professors, 17
associate professors, and 3 senior lecturers. The Chair is headed by
Associate Professor L.V.Puzakov, member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
The Chair is engaged in research in the following
- Methodology of training specialists in monumental
decorative and decorative applied art at a higher school;
- History of monumental decorative and decorative
- Issues around interaction between folk art and
contemporary professional art
- Methodology for pre-admission training.
Over the past years the Chair has received awards at
international competition of graduate diploma projects, medals, gifts,
mentions, an honorary mention of the de Biers competition (1997), the
“Zodchestvo” Festival (1995-19976) and a number of exhibitions in
The specific feature of the chair is its participation
in practical activities. Attached to the Chair are workshops which fulfil
orders for interior design using various materials (batique, cermaics,
mosaics, frescoes) restoration of decorations on monuments of
architecture. Members of the Chair have successfully worked in graphic
design. In collaboration with the Chair of Art and Composition Training a
permanent gallery has been set up to display student and teacher works.
The staff of the Chair includes 14 members of the Union
of Artists, 4 members of the Union of Architects, 2 members of the Union
of Designers, prize winners of international and national competitions.
Personal exhibitions of works by some of the members of the staff of the
Chair have been successfully displayed in the Ural region, Russia, France
, England, Italy, USA. Successes of the Chair are covered broadly in local
and national mass media.