Wert159 (Misha Uteev) is a multi-disciplinary artist hailing from Russia’s Far East region, Vladivostok city. His artistic journey has begun in 2006 with an introduction into a local graffiti scene. In 2008 he moved to Auckland, New Zealand and began his Architecture studies. By 2012 he completed his degree and established himself as an up and coming young artist and at that point, the decision was made to focus on Art instead of Architecture. Misha often refers to a time in New Zealand as most auspicious for his development as an artist.
Since 2013 Wert159 has been involved with numerous art festivals, live art events and art shows.  Large scale outdoor murals, studio work and commercial projects have become his new realm. Misha is now based in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital. Wert159’s work is not easily defined or categorized by one term or style, he loves experiments, novelty and continuously searches for his signature visual language.
His outdoor works are vibrant and colorful, expressing his interest in human portrait combined with evolved letter based graffiti. In a beginning, studio practice was mimicking Wert’s street works taking a form of paintings, illustrations and installations, however in recent years it evolved into a sovereign platform for creative expression. 
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- “Surface to space” - workshop . Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Under Question” - personal exhibition @ Open Living. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “InterLOFT Design Weekend (III)” - group show @ DOT. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- Guinness World Record - “Largest glow in the dark painting”. Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
- “Street Effect” spray jam. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Coor-Door” project - interior mural. Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia.
- “Polosa Otvoda” graffiti festival. Petrazavodsk, Russia.
- “Friends & Family” group show @ FGA space. Moscow, Russia.
- “Tsvetnoy Art Market” group show curated by Artmossphere. Moscow, Russia.
- “Kulturnaya Oborona” mural art festival. Salekhard, Russia.
- “Street Suprematism” workshop and lecture. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Raskrasim Vse” workshop on spray painting. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “FAN” street art festival. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “VK” festival, curation and participation in art installation. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “IBIS hotel street art competition.” Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Urban Culture Festival”. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
-“V1” festival, photorealism competition - 1st place. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “InterLOFT Design Weekend (II)” - group show and mural painting. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- World Trade Center interior commission with ‘Synergy’ artists. Abu Dhabi, UAE.
- Subaru masterclass. Stencil and spray paint workshop. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Pora Risovat” lecture on street art and graffiti. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “URBART” lecture on street art and graffiti. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
-  “We were here” interview for Cleverrussia.com. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Demetra Art Hotel” artist discussion. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

- "No thing" group show @ Yes Collective gallery. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “Step in the arena” graffiti festival. Eindhoven, Netherlands.
- “Street Fire” graffiti battles. Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Pora Risovat” art festival, live painting. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Zhivie Ulitsi festival, live painting. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Hafen Dampf” graffiti festival. Essen, Germany.
- “Arton Fest” spray jam. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Show your flow” spray jam. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Secret Walls” live art competition. Moscow, Russia.
- “356 Strangers” interview for a book by Vitaly Akimov. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Art stena group exhibition @ Kuryokhin art center. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Absolut Space” group exhibition @ Au Pont Rouge. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “INGRIA custom” bicycle frame painting. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “V1”  festival, mural competition - 1st place (with Retro). Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “V1”  festival, photorealism competition - 2nd place. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Peter Street Games” festival, live art. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “MECH clothing” creative collaboration. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Street nights” festival”, live art. Dubai, UAE.

- “Everybody has a spirit animal" group show @ Queens Wharf. Auckland, NZ
- “Art Stena” group show and live art @ Kuryokhin art center. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Street Legal” graffiti festival. Kawerau, New Zealand.
- “Secret Walls” live art battle. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “Art Area” street art festival. Ufa, Russia.
- Stenograffia street art festival. Ekaterinburg, Russia.
- “Street Fire” graffiti battles. Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Sestroretsk, Russia.
- “Arton Fest” spray jam. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “FurFur urban party” live art. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Adidas - Ode to city” art installation. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Zavelogorod” festival, live art. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “V1”  festival, photorealism competition - 3rd place. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Games” group show @ Sweater gallery. Ekaterinburg, Russia.
- “Plane to Space” workshop @ Behemica space. Ufa, Russia.
- “Royal Auto Show” live art. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “Friends and Strangers” interior mural @ Basement Theatre. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “Sohole” spray jam. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “Street gallery” guided tours focused on street art @ K rd. Auckland, New Zealand.

- “Epitome within” personal exhibition @ Monstervalley gallery. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “All fresco exhibition” group show @ Car Wash gallery. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “The original art sale” art market @ Vodafone Events Center. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “Art Stena” group show and live art @ Kuryokhin art center. Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
- “All fresco” street art festival. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “30 sides of perception” graffiti jam curated by @ LGZ. Moscow, Russia.
- “First Thursday” festival. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “Concrete Playground” interview by @ Monstervalley. Auckland, New Zealand.
- “Graffiato” street art festival. Taupo, New Zealand.
- “Fortune Avenue” live art @ Tiger Beer.  Auckland, New Zealand.
- “Kaikohe community project” mural. Kaikohe, New Zealand.
- Lexus unveil commissioned artworks for new models, with @ Cut Collective. Auckland, NZ.
- “Gull project” mural on petrol tank with @ Cut Collective. Tauranga, New Zealand.
- Sundaisefestival, live art. Karanghake gorge, New Zealand.

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