Originally from South Urals in Russia, Nina Tokhtaman Valetova is a New York based American-Russian artist. Holding a Master's degree in Art from University BGPU in Ufa, she has been working as a painter since 1982. Nina was an award winner of the 2009 Premio ALBA 2009 Certificate and Medal in Casa Editrice Alba, Ferrara, Italy. In 2012, she earned a diploma for high professionalism and personal contribution to development of modern art, International Art Academy, Moskva (Moscow), Russia. Nina became a winner in the 2018 American Art Awards, category "CUBISM" in 2018. Many of paintings are in public and private collections in Russia, United States, in Denmark, Germany.
Nina's works explore the relationship between ancient cultures, mythologies, fantasy, metaphysics and philosophy. The theme of metaphysical realism, visionary art, fantasy art Experimentation with color, composition and dimension make her paintings enigmatic and paradoxical. Nina prefers to allow viewers to interpret the content of the paintings so that they have no limit for the perception and stimulate the imagination.