A painter of realist landscapes, still lives, portraits and figures, she was born in 1958 in the former Soviet Republic. Galina Perova showed artistic promise early on in her life. She attended an art school for gifted students in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Upon graduation she moved to St. Petersburg, where she started working with the internationally recognized artist and educator E.E. Moiseinko and with his encouragement, she applied to the prestigious Repin Academy of Art in St. Petersburg competing with over a thousand other students for a few open positions. She was accepted, and received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1985 and her doctorate in 1989, graduating at the top of her class. Her work was praised in the May, 1988 issue of the art and literature monthly magazine NEVA. It described her as, "an artist who is always searching", and her paintings as being, "full of drama, irony, emotion and analytical concepts".
She moved to the United States in 1989 and works out of her Studio in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Her paintings, often embedded in a social context, show a sense of time and place and a connection to the life experience they are drawn from. Her still lives are painterly works in the best tradition of the genre, rendered in brilliant colors.
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