Katya Gridneva, born in 1965 in Ukraine. When she was a child, she liked drawing, but when she was selected as a gymnast in a famous sports school in Russia, that talent was put on hold. When she fell from a bar and was injured, her career suddenly ended. In 1993, she was admitted to the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts and recognized her artistic talent. From then on, she began her painting career.