Karina was born and raised in Russia and is still influenced by the vast and mysterious landscapes of that country. Karina emigrated to the US in the 1990s. She has been an artist and art teacher since then, most recently living and working in Washington, DC.
Karina holds a degree in education and art studies from Moscow University. Karina exhibited her work in Moscow, Russia, and continues it in Washington, DC area, where she resides now, including Nothern Virginia and Maryland venues.