Sveta Shuvaeva is a Russian artist and illustrator, who works across media in drawing, collage, painting, sculpture, and installation. She was born in 1986 in the city of Bugulma, Republic of Tatarstan. In 2003, she moved to Samara, Russia, where she studied at the Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. In 2008, she became an active participant in the artistic life of Samara and attended an unofficial contemporary art school organized by the Russian artist and curator Vladimir Logutov. In 2010, Shuvaeva moved to Moscow, where she lives and works today. In 2013, she organized an apartment gallery in Moscow called "Svetlana," which is still in operation. Photo courtesy Sergey Sapozhnikov.