About the Artist
Metal artist Dmitrii Volkov is a graduate of Russia's oldest art and design school, the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy, which specializes in contemporary and traditional decorative and applied arts. His professional achievements began early, starting while he was a student and received First Place in the Young Jewelers Competition in St. Petersburg on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Carl Fabergé. Upon graduating, Volkov was selected as a metal artisan in the UNESCO heritage restoration of The Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo, St. Petersburg, Russia.
While training in all aspects of interior and exterior design, Volkov found himself particularly drawn to working with metals, which has evolved into a preference for working with “carbon steel”. Also known as low carbon steel, it is more malleable and softer than other steels, and has a rich texture that Volkov says stainless steel doesn’t have after forging. Volkov is also fully proficient working in bronze, silver and copper, sometimes combining metal with wood and/or glass. In his work, he focuses on combinations of volumes, patterns and colors – which can interact, agree or disagree with each other.
Volkov’s meticulous commitment to quality artistry and craftsmanship established him as one of Russia’s most in-demand metal artists for “statement pieces”– when clients of means wanted unique applied art or structures for their private homes, corporate buildings, houses of worship, or public spaces. However, busy as he was in Russia, Volkov feels his work is more appreciated in the U.S., and he moved in 2018. He now lives in rural Maryland, where he finds himself inspired by the nature he has always loved, in a country he has grown to love.
Volkov’s versatility and experience make him a proven creator of lasting beauty for the interior and exterior of residential, commercial and public spaces.