|Almagul Bolokova is an artist who has won high praise in the
Kyrgyz Republic. Born in 1957, she earned a degree in Applied Arts from the Kyrgyz State
Art College in 1978. Upon graduation, she joined the Artists' Union of the Kyrgyz
Almagul has exhibited her works in Central Asia and overseas. Just some of the
exhibitions in which she has participated include "Woman East and West" and "Women
Painters of Turkey and Kyrgyzstan" in Bishkek (1995, 1996); "Painter of Kyrgyzstan,"
which toured Switzerland and Malaysia (1997, 1998); the 70th anniversary
celebration of Ch. Aitmatov in Brussels, Belgium (1999); and two solo exhibitions with
artist D. Nurgaziev (1999).
She was awarded third prize at the "The World through the Eyes of Artists" contest
sponsored by the Soros Foundation (1997). She also won a prize at the 70th
anniversary celebration of Ch. Aitmatov. Today, many of her works can be seen in private
collections throughout the CIS, Canada, Turkey, USA, and Cyprus.