Olga Nazarkina was born in 1981 in Kharkov, Ukraine. In 1999, she was admitted to the Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts and held numerous exhibitions from Kiev to New York City. In 2001, Olga participated in the Charity Auction led by Mikhail Gorbachev to benefit the victims of 9/11.
The years spent in the Kharkov State Acamedy provided her with extensive knowledge and a wide breadth of experience in the many fields of art. She had previously been studying in the school from the ages of 12 until 16.
From January 2004 until May 2006, Olga Nazarkina was an art student at Darton College (GA, USA) , followed by her attendance at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta campus, from September 2006 until May 2010.
Olga held her personal exhibition at the Albany Art Museum, GA. She also gained comprehensive experience participating in several exhibitions in Ukraine, Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg), France (Paris), and Spain (Barcelona). Her works have been shown elsewhere in the United States, particularly in New York, Philadelphia, New Jersey (Jersey City and Manchester), Georgia and Florida. Her portfolio also includes drawing works (coal, gouache), canvases and tapestries.
In 2000-2003 she received the scholarship of the “Fond of Rising Talented Youth”, awarded by the Governor of Kharkov region. In 2002 she won the First Prize among the young artists "From 20 to 40". The contest was organized with the help and founding support of the Government of Moscow Oblast. In 2003, one of her pictures was bought by a reknown American collector (whose collection consists of approximately 12,000 pictures of Non-Conformist Artists) and Director of the Zimmerli Museum. In 2004, she received the prize at the “Spring Into Art Exhibition” in Valdosta, GA. Over the course of the last 5 years she has continued to participate in numerous exhibitions with such famous Russian artists as Ilya Kabakov, Erik Bulatov, Komar and Melamid, Oleg Scelkov, and many others. Furthermore, her works were included in an exhibition featuring the works of other widely well-known avant-garde artists such as Malevich, Tatlin, Popova and others. This exhibition was shown both in Moscow (Russia), and in Barcelona (Spain).