Daria Kotlyarova is a Moscow artist who works in the genre of easel painting. She was born into a family of academic artists. She is the granddaughter of Lev Kotlyarov, Honored Artist of the RSFSR and winner of the USSR State Prize, and the daughter of Pavel Kotlyarov, an artist who works with easel painting. Her mother is an art historian, a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts, head of the painting department of the second half of the 20th century at the State Tretyakov Gallery.
Daria graduated from the Moscow Academic Lyceum of the Russian Academy of Arts named after Tomsky and studied at the Surikov Moscow State Art Institute’s easel painting department. In 2006, she became the laureate of the 1st Prize of the Tretyakov Young Artists Competition. She was awarded the silver medal of the Russian Academy of Arts in 2014. She is a member of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Daria’s works are a search for a synthesis of a realistic pictorial language and the conventions of an artistic image. Allegorical plots and encrypted statements have always attracted the artist. Paintings by Daria Kotlyarova are in the collections of the Museum of Russian Art TMORA (USA, Minneapolis), the State Art Museum of Kaluga, and in private collections in Russia, Italy, the USA, France, Serbia, and Croatia.