Scherer & Ouporov

American-born Suzanne Scherer and Russian-born Pavel Ouporov are a husband-and-wife artist team who met in Moscow in 1989 as students at the esteemed Moscow Surikov State Academic Art Insitute.

"Language of the Birds"
egg tempera, semi precious gems, 24 k. gold on poplar panel



Scherer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Florida State University, a Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, and received an International Research & Exchanges Board Award to be the first American visual artist accepted for advanced studies in the former Soviet Union.

At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum of the Russian Art Academy, graduated at the age of 18 and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academic Art Institute. In 1991, he immigrated to the United States and became a citizen in 1999.

"The Gift" 2007
egg tempera, semi precious gems and sterling silver on poplar panel


Scherer & Ouporov have since received international recognition for their collaborative works encompassing painting, photography, video, and installation that draws on Medieval icon painting, Russian art history and literature. Their works are exhibited and included in many public collections internationally including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Library of Congress, Harvard University Fogg Art Museum, and The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.

Scherer & Ouporov’s works are represented by the Jenkins Johnson Gallery in New York and San Francisco, Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, and Arden Gallery in Boston. The artists recently relocated from New York City to South Florida and are Professors of Art at Florida Atlantic University. Recent exhibitions include: the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (MOCA), the Coral Springs Museum of Art in Florida, and CDS Gallery in New York.

"The Dream of the White Peacock"
egg tempera, semi precious gems and sterling silver on poplar panel.