“There is no such joy as when I stand in front of an easel and begin to paint, concentrating and feeling balance within my soul.”
Aigerim Bektayeva was born in Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country and former Soviet republic. The history and influence of her home country are poignantly reflected throughout her body of work in medium, style, and subject matter. The artist employs a variety of mediums including decorative stones and metals, oil paints, and glass on canvas; each lending a contemporary edge to her classical motifs. The artist’s diverse portfolio reflects her vast skill range and curiosity as she continuously works to expand and deepen her craft.
Bektayeva has won several prestigious awards around the world including the 2020 ‘Order of Merit for Science, Culture and Arts Award’ from the International Academy of Sciences, Culture and Art, in Paris, France. She is also the founder and CEO of the ZERE School of Fine Arts in Almaty, Kazakhstan.