Whether expressed in a burst of cabbages or in a child’s examination of a worm, Katya’s work is intended to celebrate both the foundation and the fruits of New Haven, Connecticut’s “green” culture. She is fascinated by growing things – by vegetables and children and families – and by the role that naturally-grown foods play when they are brought into an urban environment and provide the center around which people establish an increasingly rooted and sustainable way of life.
Katya trained at the Theatre Arts Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she received a Masters in Fine Arts. Although Katya enjoys experimenting with various media, she most often works in linocut or with waterbased paints. Katya teaches art history at Gateway Community College and lives in New Haven with her husband and twin sons.