Roza Janabayeva, Almaty Member Since November 2019 Artist Statement I was born in 1963 in Kazakhstan. Graduated from TARSU with a degree of hydraulic engineer in 1985. Despite the mathematical thinking and technical skills, I've always been an artist. From an early age I was busy making jewelry, designing clothes, working with clay and sewing - essentially, creating things. However, only at the age of 50 completely devoted to art by joining the studio of Nadezhda Filatova (an alumna of Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts after I.Repin), who has helped me to find my technique and an individual direction in art.