Born in Moscow where her father was a British Journalist she was brought to England by her Russian mother at the beginning of the Second World War. After graduating at the Architectural Association she worked for the structural engineer Felix Samuely, designed a house for Sir Billy Williams, then chairman of the Arts Council and, encouraged by the painter Sir Matthew Smith and the Sculptor Ossip Zadkine took time off to study art at the Grande Chaumiere in Paris. An embodied response to structure is a necessity in sculpture as in architecture, and led her naturally from one to the other. By working directly in clay she captures the essence of a personality. Her marriage to Ivor Porter, a member of the Foreign Service, took her abroad and gave her experience of many cultures. She has exhibited widely in Britain, France and Belgium. She now lives in London and Provence.
Individual Shows: Savile Club, London; Ice House,Holland Park; Lancaster Gallery,Wycombe Abbey; Chateau de Lussan, Gard, France; Bartley Drey Gallery, Chelsea, London; Galerie la Peyrouse, Drome, France; Galerie Erik van Neygen, Temse, Belgium; Ebury Galleries, London.
Royal Academy; Royal West of England Academy; Royal Portrait Society; New English Art Club; Society of Graphic Artists; Society of Women Artists;
Chelsea Arts Society, won Sculpture Prize; XXI Biennale de Tricastin, France, Guest of Honour, Sculpture; Surrey Sculpture Society exhibitions: Borde Hill Garden, Denbies Vineyard, Harvey Gallery, Polesden Lacey, Vivartis Arts Festival, Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley.
Katerina lives in London
Tel: 00 44 (0)20 7352 0427 / 00 33 (0)4 75 27 90 51
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