Painter and graphic artist.
Born on May 31, 1935, in Odessa (Ukraine).
Received art education at the Leningrad Institution of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. E. Repin (Department of Painting, 1956–1962) and at the creative workshops under the Presidium of the Academy of Arts.
His creative career started in the 1960s. Since 1964 Filipenko was a regular participant of international, All-Union, All-Ukrainian and regional exhibitions. Since 1962 he worked as a teacher of painting and composition at the art and graphics department of the Odessa State Pedagogical Institute named after Ushinskiy; from 1995 to 2003 he worked as a teacher at the Faculty of Painting at Shandang Pedagogical University, China. Member of the Union of Artists (1970), Professor of Shandang Pedagogical University, China (1997), professor of South-Ukrainian State Pedagogical University named after Ushinskiy (2008). Member of the Union of Artists since 1970. Honored Artist of Ukraine (1995).
Artworks by Valentin Filipenko are stored in collections of Ukrainian Museum of Contemporary Art, Odessa Fine Art Museum, Museum of Odessa Modern Art, Khmelnytskyi Museum of Modern Art, in private collections in Ukraine and abroad.
Solo exhibitions – 1986, 2005, 2006, Odessa; 1993, Hessen (Germany),
1998, Beijing (China); 1999, Jinan (China); 2004, Pensacola (FL, USA).
Selected group exhibitions – Republican art exhibition devoted to the outstanding dates of the USSR – 1964, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1978, 1982, Kyiv; «Blue ways of Motherland», 1979, Moscow, Manege; «Glory and Modernity of Odessa», 1991, Yokohama (Japan); Group exhibition, 1991, Marseille (France); China National Art Exhibition, 2000, Beijing (China); «Ukraine–Russia», 2003, Odessa;
«St. Petersburg–Odessa», 2011, Odessa.
Sychev Stanislav Ivanovich (1937-2003) - Ukrainian painter. He graduated from Odessa Art School (1960). Participant unauthorized exhibitions in Odesa and Moscow (1970). He took part in the international biennale "Impreza" in Ivano-Frankivsk (1989). Solo exhibitions at the Museum of Western and Eastern Art in Odesa. (1989, 1994). A large number of works are in private collections in Munich, Paris, London, New York, New Jersey and San Francisco.