Irina Kotova was born in 1979, in the city of Sergiev Pasad (located in the suburbs of Moscow). In 2001 she entered into the faculty of paintings at Repin`s State University of Paintings, Sculpture and Architecture.
Since 2003 Kotova has been working in a theatrical studio under stage genre artist Kochergin. She was awarded with the gold medal for her progress in theatrical studies by the Presidium of the Academy.
The general theme of Irina’s imagery is the concept of femininity and nature. In the series of spring, summer, autumn and winter, the artist depicted the girls’ feminine expressions and movements delicately, and she created a unique style for each of them, exquisitely blend with the characteristics of women and the four seasons.
Today her works are held in private collections in France, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, and in Russia.