Born in 1952. Graduated from the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of the Barnaul Pedagogical Institute in 1974. In 1978 he entered the art-graphic faculty of the Omsk Pedagogical Institute. He painted in the studio of Vasily Rublev (1976-1979). Participant of exhibitions since 1974, foreign since 1987 (France, Norway, USA). Member of the Union of Artists since 1987. His works are in the State Tretyakov Gallery, the State Russian Museum, the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cinema Museum (Moscow), the State Novosibirsk Art Gallery and other museums, private collections in Russia and abroad.
Museums and collections:
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow;
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg;
Moscow Museum of Modern Art;
Cinema Museum, Moscow;
Polytechnic Museum, Moscow;
Novosibirsk State Art Gallery;
Museum of Fine Arts, Novokuznetsk;
State Museum of Fine Arts, Kemerovo;
State Museum of Fine Arts of the Altai Territory, Barnaul;
The State Local History Museum, a collection of art works, Omsk;
In private and corporate collections of Russia, the United States of America, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Norway, Japan, Finland.
Painting. House of the artist. Kemerovo.
"100 paintings by Vladimir Opara". Museum of Fine Arts. Novokuznetsk.
"100 paintings by Vladimir Opara". State Museum of Fine Arts. Kemerovo.
Exhibition-auction, the Soviet Cultural Foundation. Novokuznetsk. V. Opara and V. Karmanov.
Painting. Gallery A3 (former exhibition hall "Arbat"). Moscow
Painting. Independent gallery on the Old Arbat. Moscow.
"Red in October". Painting. V. Opara & R. Michener. Foundry Gallery. Washington, USA.
Paper. NOVA. Manassas Campus. USA.
"Glasnost in Art". Paper, painting. V. Opara & R. Michener USAF. Academy Gallery. Colorado Springs. USA
Painting, paper. Gallery of Modern Art "M Art". Omsk.
Painting, paper. State Museum of Fine Arts of the Altai Territory, Barnaul.
"Towers". Painting, objects, documentary photograph of the 30s. Central House of Artists, Moscow.
V.Opara & R. Michiner. Meryland University Gallery, USA.
Painting on paper, photography. Museum of local lore, Omsk
"Structural Time". Painting, seriography, photography, sound. Exhibition Hall "On Kashirke". Moscow.
Painting, paper. Gallery of Olga Khlebnikova. Moscow. Central House of Artists.
State Museum of Fine Arts of the Altai Territory, Barnaul
Painting on paper. The first international biennale of graphic art, the State Novosibirsk Art Gallery.
Painting on paper, photography. Art Novosibirsk. Novosibirsk State Art Gallery.
"Surface and transparency". Vladimir Opara and Boris Turkish. Moscow International On-Line Festival "FOCOM", Gallery A3. Moscow.
Computer People. Man. Computer People. Women. Metal, welding, computers. St. Petersburg. International Exhibition "Invecom".
Anniversary exhibition, Exhibition Hall "Gallery A-3", Moscow
"Open book", computer graphics, texts similar to poems. International Art Festival "Tengri-Umai", Almaty, Kazakhstan.
"He rides a donkey into Jerusalem." Central House of Artists.
"Hesychia." Moscow Exhibition Hall "Gallery A-3", Moscow
(Source: website of the Moscow Union of Artists)