"My works are about a character or a hero and a story behind them. A viewer does not have to know the story. These stories exist in my imagination and inspire me to make the paintings. The implementation of these ideas take different forms and techniques."
Lidia Nesterova came to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1991 just before it collapsed. She studied at the Surikov Art Academy in Moscow and continued her studies in the US, receiving an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. There she was influenced by her professors Martha Rosler and Philip Orenstein. Along with her art, Lidia has done illustrations for The New Yorker magazine and worked as an artist-assistant in Jeff Koons' Studio. Lidia has works in private collections around the world.