Nadia Vinogradova was born and raised in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia. Although she was at the top of her middle school art class, it was not until her late twenties that she realized that life has a tendency of rolling along, and if she really wanted to be an artist she had to do it now or it would really be too late. By that time she already had a Master's Degree in Physics, was getting ready to defend her Ph.D. thesis, and all that had made her smart enough to take a night class at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.
All that work had paid off and her sacred dream came true! She was studying painting and loving it! A new page in her life has opened; after spending over ten years studying science, the newly minted Dr. Vinogradova was finally convinced by her teachers of having the talent, and decided to pursue a new carrier as an artist. According to Nadia, “Those years of exploring science have transformed the way that I understand the world and I feel a palpable need to express that understanding in the art that I create. There is moment in the world that I never would have seen without all those hard years of study, but what use is it if I can’t show it to the world? And, my art is my way of telling this story.”
After attending Toronto School of Art, Nadia took studied with David Hardy in The Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland and after Nadia worked two years with Anatoliy Zaslavskiy in St. Petersburg. Nadia is an instructor of The Pacific Art League.
Her works are included in private collection and museums. Nadia is a member of International Federation of Artist and the National Artist's Union of Russia.
2008 – Work with Anatoliy Zaslavskiy
2006-07 – Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland
2004 – Series of classes at St. Petersburg Academy of Art and Design
2003-05 – Toronto School of Art
2005 – PhD University of Arizona
2003 – MS University of Arizona
1998 – MS St. Petersburg State University (Russia)
1995 – BS St. Petersburg State University (Russia)
Pacific Art League
International Federation of Artists and National Artist's Union of Russia