I really want to have a precise definition of myself and to classify as a member of certain group. I have been drawing from the very early childhood. I have artistic education, to be more exact – a designer, an industrial designer. For a period of time after graduating I dedicated myself to design, and along with that I got involved with the public art stories. I participated in the festival “Yekaterinburg’s long stories” and we made a project on the fences around the city. That is when my career as an artist started, but I could never classify my artistic activity and work only in one stream. It happened so that all the visual arts, such as design and illustrations, the art in public spaces, have been interrelated in my activity. Now I work alone. I started in a group. We were five girls, we worked under a very funny name (“Ne s rukí” – “Awkward”). We were young and goofy, and basically we just had fun. The art was a sort of entertainment, it seemed funny to us. Then girls grew up and started moving to different cities, to form their own families and start their individual careers. Now I mostly work alone. I am the only author of my artworks. Sometimes I collaborate with other artists. For example, some time ago the guys from the “Sweater” gallery and I painted an airplane on an abandoned aerodrome close to Yekaterinburg. All of that was very interesting for us. We came there when it was raining, everything seemed unclear. On the first place, it was interesting, because we had to orientate ourselves
very quickly, we had to make use only of what we had, and decide what we were going to do together, because everyone
has his own artistic style. We had to put it all together in one artwork. We had to put our visions together and decide what we want to say. This experience is very important for me, it was interesting. But such things do not happen often. Usually, I work alone. As for me, an artist is a person, who communicates with the world by means of a visual language. It may be any visual story: the story of sound, the story of body, the dance. It is a person who brings his feelings, experience and thoughts to the outer world by means of artistic measures. Sounds a little bit strange.