Set and costume designer, painter, and illustrator, Vladimir Shpitalnik's
work has been seen across the United States, Europe, and in Asia.
Shpitalnik's Off-Broadway theatrical credits include set design
for Coming Through and Offerings at American Place
Theatre and set and costume design for First Snow / Egorushka
at SoHo Rep. Other regional dance and theater credits include set
and costume design for the Joffrey Ballet, Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Center, Stage One Theatre, New Harmony Theatre, Lyman Center for
the Performing Arts, Seacoast Rep, Voice and Vision Theatre, Yale
Cabaret, Yale School of Drama, New Haven Ballet, and the Chancel
Opera Company. International credits include the Moscow Art Theatre
Studio, Kazan Theater for Youth, Yermolova Theater, Gorky Cinema
Studio. Vladimir Shpitalnik has served as art director for two independent
Each year, Shpitalnik's environmental art adorns the New Haven Green
in Connecticut as part of the city's International Festival of Arts and
Ideas. He has created interior designs for some of Connecticut's best-known
entertainment centers, including The Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, the
Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, and the Madison Art Cinema. Vladimir
Shpitalnik serves as Resident Designer for the Oakdale Theatre and the
Book illustration credits include three children's books for Random
House/Knopf as well as commercial illustrations for First USA Visa card's
Yale University series. As an architectural illustrator, Shpitalnik has
collaborated on numerous projects with Kevin Roche and colleagues at Roche,
Dinkeloo and Associates. Shpitalnik's watercolor and oil paintings have
been exhibited in shows throughout Connecticut and New York as well as
in Russia, the Czech Republic, and Japan.
Shpitalnik is a faculty member at Paier School of Art and Southern Connecticut
State University. Professional memberships include the Society of Illustrators,
United Scenic Artists, and ASSITEJ. Shpitalnik holds MFA degrees from
the Yale School of Drama and the Moscow Art Theatre School and a BA (equiv.)
from the Abramtsevskoe Art School in Russia.
In 1997, he was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre
Communications Group's Designer Fellowship.