Victoria Semykina was born in Moscow where she studied painting for six years at the Art Academy. She is fond of travelling around the world and is currently living in sunny Bologna, Italy (where she has graduated from Bologna Academy of Arts).
In between illustrating, she loves observing people, travelling and riding her red bicycle which features a basket that serves well for collecting materials for her collages and other artwork.
Her strong passion for ships propels Victoria to spend considerable time at her shipyard working on the realization of her dream, which is to sail around the world in the largest paper vessel.
Have a look at Victoria's jolly contribution to our What Makes You Smile? project.
- Gold medal of Russian Academy of Art
- Best Artist’s book of Italian Graphics 2014
- Highly Commended for Klaus Flugge Prize 2018