Svetlana K-Lie was born in 1977 in Moscow where she graduated with a MA from the faculty of applied arts completed by additional studies at the famous I.I. Nevinsky Etching Art Studio and Babushkinski Ceramic Studio. In 2007 she graduated very successfully from the Camberwell College of Arts London with a MA in Drawing as her graduation work selected for the “Xhibit 07” exhibition was mentioned in TimeOut. She was awarded the title of best woman sculptor of Russia in 2004, best young sculptor of Russia in 2005 and was commissioned by the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2009. Several of her etchings are part of the collection of the State Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg. She now lives and works in the UK.