Kseniya Wooster (Zhuykova) came into this world on a hot summer morning in July of 1977. She was born in a small town in the Northern Kazakhstan (a part of the Soviet Union at a time). Because of her passion for drawing from early years, Kseniya studied at an Art School for Children in addition to attending a public school. When she was 16, Kseniya got accepted into the prestigious Kazakh State Academy of Arts in the city of Almaty. Kseniya majored in Theatre Art Production ( Theatre Stage Design, Theatre Art Decoration). Her diploma project was Stage and Costumes Design for the play based on the novel Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
Kseniya Wooster was a founder of the popular Vertical Art Gallery in Astana, the capital of then already independent Republic of Kazakhstan. The gallery mostly exhibited modern works of young and talented artists and sculptors, aspired to create a new art for the young independent country.
Kseniya participated in numerous charitable exhibitions organized to help those in need. She also gave private art lessons to members of International Women’s Club in Macedonia and Azerbaijan.
In the past several years, Kseniya had personal exhibits in Sarajevo (Bosnia), Pristina (Republic of Kosovo), Skopje (Republic of Macedonia), and Baku (Azerbaijan). She’s about to open an exhibit of her latest works in Toronto, Canada. Kseniya Wooster is honored and extremely proud of the fact that her works have been purchased for private collections by art connoisseurs from all over the world including Canada, Australia, Lebanon and other countries.
This is how Kseniya Wooster describes her art in her own words: “I would call my style a life asserting. I see colorful depth, richness, and beauty in the objects that surround me in everyday life. My four beautiful children help me generate this subtle spontaneity and lucidity which carries over into my paintings. That’s why I’m always inspired to bring the energy of kindness and optimism to the canvas and I want people to feel that when they look at my work. What can I say? I just want to celebrate life because… life is wonderful!”