Victor Dorian

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Born in 1947 in Kiev, Ukraine, Victor Dorian lived the first three decades of his life in the oppressive environment of the Soviet regime. In order to survive the harsh and rigid socio-political reality of the times, Victor escaped into his own fantasy world of art. Following his talent, he began drawing and painting at an early age, creating his own painted world. Despite pressures and expectations, Victor attended art school, and his landscapes were featured in the book “Kiev Seen Through the Eyes of Children.”

In 1972 he graduated from the Art Institute of Kiev with a masters degree in graphic arts. Victor worked as a graphic artist with the Art Association of Kiev until 1978. He began to develop his abstract expressionistic style at this time. Despite his efforts, his work was never accepted by the official Soviet regime, leading to his growing disheartenment with the Soviet system. In 1978 Victor and his family finally decided to break out from the iron curtain and immigrated to the United States.


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Born in 1947 in Kiev, Ukraine, Victor Dorian lived the first three decades of his life in the oppressive environment of the Soviet regime. In order to survive the harsh and rigid socio-political reality of the times, Victor escaped into his own fantasy world of art. Following his talent, he began drawing and painting at an early age, creating his own painted world. Despite pressures and expectations, Victor attended art school, and his landscapes were featured in the book “Kiev Seen Through the Eyes of Children.”

In 1972 he graduated from the Art Institute of Kiev with a masters degree in graphic arts. Victor worked as a graphic artist with the Art Association of Kiev until 1978. He began to develop his abstract expressionistic style at this time. Despite his efforts, his work was never accepted by the official Soviet regime, leading to his growing disheartenment with the Soviet system. In 1978 Victor and his family finally decided to break out from the iron curtain and immigrated to the United States.

Victor first lived in Chicago, IL for 5 years, were he exhibited his work in the Highland Park Art Show and Rotunda Library Art Show on Michigan Avenue. Victor also worked as a graphic artist for several advertising agencies in Chicago. In 1983 Victor and his family moved to Los Angeles, California where his expressionistic style developed even further. Victor experimented in a new medium — airbrush on glass. His murals and stained glass windows include: “Lovers,” “Morning Dance,” “Floating in the Space,” “Hill Dancers,” “Red Dancers,” “Masquerade,” and “Two Dancers.”

Victor has worked as graphic artist and mural painter for projects at hotels and casinos such as: Flamingo Hilton, Frontier, Excalibur, Caesars Palace, Luxor, Rio, MGM Grand, Circus Circus, Harrah’s, Sam’s Town, Stratosphere, Venetian, New York New York, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, Treasure Island and Terrible’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada; Peppermill Casino in Reno, Nevada; Marie Callender’s, Red Lobster, Claim Jumper, Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and other restaurants.

Victor has exhibited his fine art in various art shows in California and Nevada. He exhibited his recent works at the International ArtExpo in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2008 and at the International ArtExpo in New York, New York in 2009. In 2009, he exhibited in Petit Louvre Art Gallery, in Woodland Hills, CA. Victor is an artist of amazing breadth and depth. His artistic range includes realistic portraits, erotica images, landscapes, still life, and abstract expressions.

Through out the years his expressionistic style has evolved. His new series of paintings entitled “Space Dancers,” reflects our quest for the unknown and depicts the possibility of life and connection in different dimensions of time and space. Believing that we are not alone as significant life forms, Victor hopes to push the boundaries of knowledge of life in our ever expanding universe. Victor’s paintings are highly original and thought provoking. His unique style incorporates fantasy, realism and abstract expressionism.


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