Katya Gridneva

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(Russian, b.1965)

Katya Gridneva was born in the USSR, (in what is now the Ukraine), in 1965.  In 1991 she started to attend drawing classes in the world renown Academy of Fine Arts in St Petersburg, also known as the Repin Institute from 1993 to 1999. She studied in its portrait department where she developed her talent for figurative painting.  As well as her well-known drawings and paintings involving the female figure as well as commissioned portrait work.
She works from life, capturing the flow of light across her figures. Her work also shows her informed knowledge of the female body. Since 1999 she has lived and worked in the UK.  She has exhibited widely in the UK and elsewhere.  Her husband, Valeriy, and son, Fedor, are also well known artists.

A Long Day for Olga
Pastel
24" x 36"
SOLD

A Quiet Afternoon for Alexandra
Pastel
36" x 24"
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A Wonderful Model, Natasha
Pastel
36" x 24"
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A Word of Encouragement
Oil on canvas
22" x 26"
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Alexandra Reflecting
Pastel
20" x 26"
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Alexandra with Sax
Pastel
24" x 36"
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Alona Performance Prep
Pastel
36" x 24"
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Behind the Scenes with Marina and Marsha
Oil/Canvas
20" x 20"
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Circus Performer
Oil/Canvas
28" x 34"
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Daily Rehearsal, Marina
Pastel
36" x 24"
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Gena Posing
Pastel
36" x 24"
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Karen Lacing Up
Oil/Canvas
30" x 22"
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Katya Between Exercises
Pastel
36" x 24"
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Katya Juggling
Pastel
40" x 14"
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Katya Resting
Pastel
22" x 30"
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Last Minute Preparation
Oil/Canvas
20" x 26"
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Marina and Anna Before Practice
Oil/Canvas
24" x 18"
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Marina and Marsha Stretching
Oil/Canvas
20" x 26"
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Marina Resting
Pastel
30" x 22"
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The Model Alexandra with a Saxaphone
Pastel
36" x 24"
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Natasha Posing
Pastel
36" x 24"
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Natasha Posing
Pastel
24" x 36"
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Natasha Reclining
Pastel
10" x 20"
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Quiet Conversation, Marsha and Marina
Oil/Canvas
20" x 20"
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Relaxing After Rehearsal
Pastel
24" x 36"
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Contemplating Her Performance
Pastel
26" x 20"
SOLD