Associate of Arts, Broward Community College, 1984; Bachelor of Fine Arts magna cum laude, Florida State University, 1986; Master of Fine Arts summa cum laude, Brooklyn College, 1989; postgraduate, Surikov State Art Academy, Moscow, 1989-1991.
Educator Brooklyn Museum, 1987-1989, Newark Museum, 2000-2001. Professional artist New York City, since 1989. Guest lecturer Brooklyn College, 1992, Pennsylvania School Art and Design, Lancaster, 1996.
Artist-in-residence Lancaster Museum and Pennsylvania School Art and Design, 1996. Lecturer Lancaster Museum.
Member International Women's Organisation, Moscow, 1989-1991.
Married Pavel Victorovich Ouporov, October 25, 1991.