Katya Gerasimova Bosky was born and raised in St. Petersburg, the former capital of Russia. She studied art form age 11, finally at the Stieglitz Academy of Art and Design. Katya worked as a designer at the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theatre, and then for many years as Chief Costume Designer in the Russian film industry. Her works include a nine-part period saga about Tzar Alexander II and 12 other feature films.
Katya also loves book illustration. Her work ranges from Orchard Books’ Opera Stories (1996) to Muse Etrangere (2016), an 18th century French poetry anthology. Katya’s one-off artist book is in the British Library Collection. She has exhibited her characteristic watercolours of dancing carnival figures at several London galleries. Katya lives in London and, in summer, on the Black Sea.