Born and educated in. Petersburg, Russia. At five years old she took her first private art classes. She received Master of Fine Arts from St. Petersburg State University. While in St. Petersburg her accomplishments included teaching art, illustrating books, and working as the chief designer for Theatre “Mask”. Her final position was an Art Historian for the newly established Department of History of Culture at St. Petersburg State Pedagogical University.
Since coming to the United States in 1992, she has had great success and recognition. With invitations to National and International juried exhibitions and numerous group and solo shows in galleries throughout the U.S, Lyuba’s career soared. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and has had 15 solo exhibitions and many more together with her husband Aleksander. Lyuba illustrated several books, created posters and painted three-dimensional objects for different cultural events and organizations. Her art has been published in books such as “Sketch Confidential: Secrets of Master Artists” and “Desert Modern and Beyond”, in magazines including “Art of the West”, “American Art Collector”, “Southwest Art “and many others.
Lyuba had works shown in world exhibition in Westminster Abby, London, England as well as in International Acrylic Painters Society Competition and at the Oil and Acrylic Painters Society of America, were she won Creative Achievement award. At the International Miniature exhibit in Clearwater, Florida Lyuba won the Best of Show, which she also won in the International Sun Bowl competition. She has been a guest artist at the Great American Artists exhibit in Cincinnati, Ohio and at the Texas Masters in Fredericksburg. Her painting “Celebration” is on the cover of “ART in US Embassies program” catalog (2009). Her name is included in the Archive of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C.
Her work can be seen in art galleries in Carmel, California; Ruidoso, Albuquerque, and Santa Fe New Mexico; Austin and Fredericksburg, Texas; Richmond, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina as well as in her studio in El Paso. Lyuba’s work can be found in public and private collections in the US, Europe, Mexico and Canada, the list includes the headquarter of National Parks in Denver, Colorado; the largest private collection of Western Art in Kentucky and Yevtushenko Museum, Peredelkino, Russia.
Lyuba’s lyrical, symbolic and whimsical works combine wit, native charm and skills; bringing a unique experience to anybody who is interested in art. Her name translated means “Love” and is a feeling clearly represented in her images.