Marina was born in 1970
in a small city called Tambov, in rural Russia. She started playing
piano at a very early age and was accepted in a special school
for musically gifted children at age seven.
After graduating from
the musical school at age 17, Marina went to work in order to
earn a little money to continue her musical and general education
in a collage. She was hired by a nearby factory as an assistant
to the graphic designer at the advertising department. And here
quite sudden to herself Marina found out that she is a very talented
designer and fine artist.
In 1990 she enrolled
into the art & graphic department of the State University
in Kostroma. She graduated with honors in 1996 and for several
years worked as both designer and fine artist.
In 1990 Marina started
taking part in art shows across the country. The Kostroma Chapter
o the Union of Artists of Russia took her paintings on tour and
she exhibited in St Petersburg and Moscow. In 1997 she received
Grand Price at the Kostroma Regional Fine Art Show, and in 2000
she received 1st price at the National Juried Show of Portrait
In 2001 and 2005 Marina
was selected to represent her region on the All-Russia fin art
show "Best Young Talent" in the Central Palace of Art
in Moscow, Russia.
In 2009 Marina took part
in an exhibition "Artists of Russia to Watch" and was
elected "The Artist to Watch" of 2009. Her "Nude"
was made the face of the new "Portal Nu" of the Russian
art on Internet and acquired by the Fine Art Museum of her native
As a result of this success
in 2010 she was approached by representatives of Christie's Auctions
of London. Her work now successfully sold on Christie's and in
St Petersburg's galleries. She and her family moved to St Petersburg,
Russia and reside there now.
Marina is married to
a fellow artist Aydemir Saidov, and has an 18-years old daughter.