Born in Moscow, 1954
1966-1972 - study at the Moscow Art School
1973-1979 - study at the Stroganov Art College, Faculty of Monumental and Decorative Painting, workshop of G.M. Korzhev.
1983 - joining the Union of Artists of the USSR (painting section).
Since 2015, she has been an Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts.
The phenomenon of Natalia Tolstaya is as amazing as it is organic. The heiress of the great writer and public figure creates art that, at first glance, expresses itself by means of simple, but at the same time very difficult language that appeals to several levels of consciousness and even the subconscious of the audience, trying to convey to them the most important truths about themselves and about the world.
At the very first level of perception, we have picturesque canvases, graphic sheets and objects that operate with “primary elements” of figurative form: squares, rectangles, circles and semicircles, sectors and segments, as well as parabolas and multidirectional lines. Natalya Tolstaya acquired the ability to think in visual formulas during her studies in the monumental workshop of Helium Korzhev at the Stroganov School.
The artist in her work speaks about eternal and universal things.
2018 solo exhibition, Showa-Joshi University, Tokyo
2016 Search for hidden structures, Natalia Tolstaya, Elena Surovtseva, Omelchenko Gallery
2012 solo exhibition, Utiyama Gallery, Tokyo
2012 Anniversary Exhibition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Moscow Union f Artists, Moscow
2011 Memory. Signs. Time, Mars Gallery, Moscow
2010 solo exhibition, Showa-Joshi University, Tokyo
2008 solo exhibition, Suzuki Gallery, Tokyo
2007 Angeliada, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2006 Islands, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2004 Natalia Tolstaya - Oleg Tolstoy, Kuznetsky Bridge, Moscow
2003 Artconstitution, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2003 solo exhibition, Art-actualite Gallery, Paris
2002 Female Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2002 Artistic Traditions of the Tolstoy family, Yasnaya Polyana Gallery, Tula
1998 solo exhibition, Yasnaya Polyana Gallery, Tula
1998 solo exhibition, Today Gallery, Moscow
1998 exhibition-fair "Art — Manege", Moscow
1998 three solo exhibitions, Germany, Berlin
1995 New Generation of Russian Artists, USA, Washington
1995 Natalia Tolstaya and Arkady Petrov, Bodenschatz Gallery, Switzerland
1993 Golden Brush, Central House of Artists, Moscow
1991 West Arts, Oslo, Norway
1991 Exhibition of Six, Central House of Artists, Moscow
1990 Soviet Art, Italy, Rome
1990 solo exhibition, Lindblom Gallery, Finland
1989 New Reality, Italy, Ravenna
1988 Young Soviet Artists, Finland, Helsinki
1987 exhibition of works by young artists of the USSR, Poland, Warsaw