Bio

Artist Statement

I had an attraction to everything creative from a very young age. I started with poetry and my first poems were written when I was still a child. As I was growing up, everything colorful and unusual fascinated me, and I slowly discovered my love for painting. Upon graduating from high school, I decided to study at the Moscow State University and went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Arts and Languages. Since then I started seeing art as a way of life. It has become an integral part of the way I perceive the world around me.

I think that my passion for art developed over the years as I gained more and more experience, but it was also my ancestors that had played a role in my growth. In the previous generations of the family we had writers, artists, sculptors, and also worldwide famous musicians. Surrounded by creative minds at the time, I felt I also wanted to follow in their footsteps and do something of my own. Over the past fifteen years, I have successfully conducted numerous solo exhibitions all over Europe, as well as Dubai. I have been mostly influenced, however, by great minds of artists Gustav Klimt and Alfonse Mucha.

Relevant Experience

  • 2006 – till date – Sole proprietor – ERA – Eruption Red Art, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2005 -2004 – Founder, Director of operations, Original and Unique Art LLC, Dubai, UAE
  • 2005 -2004 – Founder, Director – Original and Unique Art Institute, Dubai, UAE
  • 2004 -2000 – Founder, Senior Marketing Manager – Original and Unique Trading, Dubai, UAE
  • 2000 -1997 – Marketing Manager – WURLITZER vending machines and jukeboxes – Ahmad Fahim Trading LLC (distributor), Dubai, UAE
  • 1997 -1992 – Manager – International Public Relations, exhibitions – Moscow Institute of International Cultures and Trade, Moscow, Russia
  • 1992 -1988 – Senior Manager – International Institute of Cross-cultural Co-operations, Moscow, Russia
  • 1988 -1984 – Manager – International Institute of Cross-cultural Co-operations, Moscow, Russia

Memberships

  • Federation of Canadian Artists
  • Canadian Art Therapy Association
  • CARFAC Ontario
  • Universities Art Association of Canada
  • International Businesswomen Association
  • 2005 – Nominee for Who is Who annual international business catalogue (USA) in the category International Professionals