Originally from South Urals in Russia, Nina Tokhtaman Valetova is New York based american-russian artist. Holding Master’s degree in Art from University BGPU in Ufa, she has been working as a painter since 1982. Nina was award winner in 2009 of Premio ALBA 2009 Certificate and Medal, Casa Editrice Alba, Ferrara, Italy. In 2012 she got Diploma for high professionalism and personal contribution to development of modern art, International Art Academy, Moskva (Moscow), Russia.Many of paintings are in public and private collections in Russia, United States, in Denmark, Germany. Nina’s works explore the relationship between ancient cultures, and philosophy.