Born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1989, Alina and her parents emigrated to the U.S. in 1992, escaping the dangerous remnants of the Chernobyl disaster. For years, they struggled as immigrants just to get by, but always supported Alina’s creativity. She has been exhibiting professionally and selling her work since 2000 and is best known for her mixed media glass-bead mosaic technique; nonetheless, Alina is always striving to grow as an artist by exploring and expanding her creative potential with new themes and materials (most recently butterfly wings.)
Alina received her B.A. in Fine Art from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011. Her artwork was represented and auctioned onboard Princess Cruise Lines from 2006-2013, as well as Cunard, P&O, Disney, Royal Caribbean, and Oceania.
Her pieces can be found in public collections around Florida and private collections all over the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, the U.K., Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Russia, Spain, Japan, and China.