During most of my twenties, I was hiding because I thought there was something wrong with me. I felt that I was missing a key component of what it takes to be a successful artist.
I felt deeply ashamed and thought that I wasn't qualified to be a successful painter, that I wasn't talented enough, educated enough, or even attractive enough.
I would work hard to try to be seen, try make my art more "contemporary", earn my way to be worthy of my dreams in order to be noticed and validated by a gallery that would magically come to save me (that didn’t happen right away, but lot’s of other amazing things did, so keep reading).
After moving to the US from Russia and studying in a small-town high school, Kat received a bachelor’s degree in painting from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Since 2011 she has been painting, exhibiting her art, and learning how to market and make sales, even before working with art galleries.
Exhibitions and Press
Her expressive oil paintings have been exhibited internationally, including Art Miami Fairs, Affordable Art Fair New York and London, Delaware Contemporary, AIR Gallery, and more. She has been featured by multiple media outlets and publications, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Jealous Curator, It’s Nice That, Monocle Magazine, and more.