Rotating Art in the Depot Plaza

The Mill Valley Arts Commission is pleased to present


Please join us on the Plaza for an artist reception,

Valentin Popov


First Tuesday Artwalk
March 1, 2022
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Oakland-based artist Valentin Popov is best known for his meticulous hyperreal portrait paintings. The exhibited work, “FROM… TO…” is an image from a 2009 series of paintings, “In The Water,” created in oil on canvas. The displayed artwork produced in 2022, is an Artist Proof print of the original painting on Dibond, an aluminum composite sheet.    

Valentin Popov is well known for his portraits which demonstrate
not only his craftsmanship but also his insight into the human psyche.

—Linda Keaton, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Valentin Popov’s work is represented in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; The Iris & Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford; The Duke University Museum of Art in North Carolina; and the De Saisset Museum in Santa Clara. His recent solo exhibitions include, “Valentin Popov: Modern Mixmaster” at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (2020); “Collected Moments” at Modernism West in San Francisco (2019); “FACE” at the National Academy of Fine Arts of Ukraine in Kiev (2018), and “Ironic Icons” at the Long Beach Museum of Art (2017). Popov became an elected Foreign Member of National Academy of Arts of Ukraine in 2016, he is the first American to receive this award. For more information about the artist visit,

Image of Valentin Popov's From...To...VALENTIN POPOV


A. P. print on dibond, 2022
96 x 48 inches

©Valentin Popov
Courtesy of The Arts Commission, City of Mill Valley

The artwork on display in the Depot Plaza was printed by LightSource SF, a digital imaging and fine art printing studio. For more information about their services, visit

Rotating Art in the Depot Plaza is a new pilot program sponsored by the Mill Valley Arts Commission as part of our Art in Public Places initiative with the support of The Depot Cafe and Bookstore, and the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce. Over the course of twelve months, from March 2022 to February 2023, we are featuring work by artists Alexandra Bailliere, Kandi Cota, and Valentin Popov. Artworks will be presented in a rotating exhibition installed on the exterior wall of the Depot building, visible at the corner of Miller Avenue and Throckmorton Avenue

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