KISSELEVA, NADIA

Artwork

Country: Russia  •   Medium: Mixed Media

BIO

In 1980, Nadia left her homeland of Russia for Africa. After 16 years in Kenya, she decided to move momentarily with her family to the United Kingdom. Her experience in Africa has been a major influence on Nadia's work. It provided for the development of the vivid and intense colour palette and the strong dramatic contrasts in her paintings. It also introduced a number of new themes and concepts to her artistic range.

Nadia's spontaneous style of painting is easily recognisable. It also strongly reflects her daring and expressive personality. She tries to challenge the norms of art and question the boundaries of her own artistic routine.

Nadia has over time flourished as an artist and in 2003 she was awarded the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize for the most innovative painting. In the year 2006 Nadia successfully graduated from Wimbledon School of Art (University of Arts London) with BA in painting and a year later completed her studies at the Camberwell College of Art (University of Arts London)

Nadia has taken part in numerous group exhibitions (over two hundred) and has had over a dozen of successful solo shows in Kenya and the UK. In 2002 she was elected as a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of artists (RBSA)

Nadia is also an active member of the Birmingham Society of Artists. Her work can be found in private collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Denmark, Austria and other countries. In 2009 she was named by Gallery 94, London, as one of three most promising woman painters in London art scene in the exhibition ‘Three Women Artists’. Her work is on permanent display at the State House, Nairobi.

Nadia received her formal training at Ryazan College of Art in Russia. She now lives and works in Diani Beach, on the South Coast of Kenya.