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Sculptures by Amgalan Tsevegmid are standing in the squares in a number of Mongolian cities, including Ulan-Bator (the capital of Mongolia), China and Sydney, Australia. They are displayed in the National Gallery in Ulan-Bator, in museums in Hungary, Germany and have been shown in numerous exhibitions worldwide. Many of his sculptures are in private collections in countries around the world.

Artist Statement
As a child I traveled a lot with my father through the vast and beautiful country steppes of Mongolia. The impressions of nature and wild life deeply moved my child imagination prompting me to express them through drawing and sculpting with clay. These impressions were my early steps toward becoming an artist.

I grew up in Beijing, China, where my father, a biologist and a diplomat, had an assignment. Growing up in the capital of such a rich and centuries old history inspired my young artistic soul strengthening further my interests in art and making it my primary focus in life.


Amglan Tsevegmid

While studying at The St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture and later touring Europe’s finest museums and galleries I have come to understand and appreciate traditional Western culture and art, particularly sculpting with marble and bronze.

Having spent a lot of time studying human anatomy at school has helped me to narrow down my specialization in sculpting. Human expressions and emotions, body physique and flexibility; I strived to capture it all in my sculptures. My knowledge and understanding of physical proportions, relational size, sculpting techniques and methods guided me through my professional path prompting to excel with each new creation.

However, it is the beauty of nature, scent of the wind and sun, power of sand storms and color of homeland air that fueled my inspiration and sustained my enormous devotion to art. I hope my sculptures convey this passion to my audience.

Biography
Born in 1952 in Ulan-Bator, Mongolia, Mr. Amgalan has completed majoring in painting in 1971 from the State college of Music and Dance in Mongolia. In 1977 he has graduated from the I.E. Repin Institute of Architecture, Sculpture, and Paintings at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Mr. Amgalan has been working as a sculptor continuously since then.

Elected Positions
1995 - present Head of Sculptors Division of the Union of Mongolian Artists, Ulan-Bator, Mongolia 1998-2001 Board Member of Presidium of the Union of Mongolian Artists, Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
1986-1988 Board Member of Presidium of the Union of Mongolian Artists, Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

Exhibition Awards
1988 “Human and Water” Competition Award, Germany
1987 Mongolian State Trade Union Exhibition. First Prize
1986 Exhibition Designated for the 65th Anniversary of Mongolian People's Revolution
1985 Exhibition Dedicated to the Victory in the War with Japan, First Prize
1984 Exhibition Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Ulan-Bator, First Prize
1982 Exhibition Commemorating the 40thAnniversary of Mongolian Artists Union, First Prize
1980 Exhibition Dedicated to first flight of Mongolian astronaut, Third Prize
1979 Exhibition Dedicated to 40-th Victory in the Khalhin Gol Battle, Second Prize
State and Government Awards
2002 “Best Mongolian Artist” by the Union of Mongolian Artists (UMA)
1991 Honorary Prize of Union of Mongolian Artists (UMA)
1986 “E.V.Vuchetich” Prize, Gold Medal
1985 State Prize of Mongolia (Top Honor by Mongolian Government for outstanding achievements in Art)

Exhibitions

2008
Jul. “Naadam” Annual National Festival exhibition
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Jul. Joint Exhibition with Karl-Otto Weinreich at "Union of Mongolian Artists, Art Gallery". Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2007
Dec. Exhibition of the best artworks Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Nov. Joint Exhibition at the Federal Bank of Germany Berlin, Germany
Oct. International Symposium and Exhibition Iserlon, Germany
Jul. “Naadam” Annual National Festival exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
May Individual Exhibition at the Mongolian Embassy Berlin, Germany

2006
Aug. “Summer and Horse” International Sculpture Symposium and Exhibition Iserlon, Germany
Jul. “Naadam” Annual National Festival exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

2005
Dec. Exhibition of best artworks Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Nov. Sculpture by the sea, Bondi-2005 Annual exhibition Sydney, Australia
May Japan-Mongolia Art Exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Apr. Spring Festival-Exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

2004
Aug. Annual Fall Art Exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongoila

2003
Sep. Annual Fall Festival Exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

2002
Sep. China International City Sculpture Exhibition and Symposium Beijing, China

2001
Sep. Chang Chung International Sculpture Symposium and Exhibition Chang Chung, China

1998
Jun. Personal Exhibition, National Art Gallery Ulan-Bator, Mongolia


1990
Aug. Exhibition commemorating the 750th Anniversary of “The Secret History of Mongols” Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1989
Nov. Mongolian Artist’s Exhibition Beijing, China
Sep. International Art Exhibition Fukuoka, Japan
May Exhibition for The Anniversary of Mongolian Labor-Union Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1997
Sep. Annual Fall Festival Exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1995
Sep. International Biennal of small sculptures Toyomura, Japan
Sep. Annual Fall Festival Exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1994
Sep. Annual Fall Festival Exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1993
Jul. Annual National Holiday Exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1992
Dec. Exhibition: 50th Anniversary of the Mongolian Art Union Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1991
Oct. “Water and Sand” International Sculpture Symposium and Exhibition Haltern, Germany

1988
Jul World Young Artist’s Exhibition Moscow, Russia
Apr. “Human and Water” biennial exhibition Haltern, Germany

1987
Nov. International Small Sculpture Biennial Budapest, Hungary
Sep. Autumn Festival exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Jun. Annual Sculpture Symposium & Exhibition Neiredhaza, Hungary

1986
Jul. Exhibition Designated for the 65th Anniversary of Mongolian People's Revolution

1985
Aug. Exhibition dedicated to the Victory in the War with Japan Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Jun. Exhibition for Youth Festival Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Apr. Exhibition for the Air Force Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Mar. Exhibition of Mongolian Sculptors Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1984
Nov. Exhibition for 60th Anniversary of Mongolian Republic Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Oct. Exhibition for the Capital city’s anniversary Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Apr. Personal exhibition Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1983
Jul. Exhibition under Mongolian Ministry of Education Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1982
Dec. Exhibition for the 40th Anniversary of Mongolian Art Union Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1981
Jul. Exhibition for 60th Anniversary of Mongolian Revolution Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1980
Oct. Exhibition for the Children’s Fund Ulan-Bator,Momgolia
Sep. Exhibition of Young Artists Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Apr. Exhibition for the event of Mongolian aeronaut Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1979
Aug. Exhibition for the 40th anniversary of victory in Halhiin Gol Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Feb. Exhibition for the herdsman’s holiday Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1978
Sep. Exhibition of Mongolian Young Artists Ulan-Bator, Mongolia

1977
Oct. Autumn exhibition of young artists Ulan-Bator, Mongolia
Sep. Exhibition of graduate student’s from Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg
Ulan-Bator, Mongolia