France, Boussac, Limousin
Galla Grotto, France
Galla is a very multifaceted woman, her artistic career encompassing many different themes.
We know her textile art, but also she still designs and creates jewelry, likewise clothes, restores furniture, photographs, draws and paints, even on walls. She is a very versatile artist.
Her academic training was in Russia, since she is of Russian origin, although she currently lives in France. She graduated from the National School of Fine Arts in Venetsianov, in interior decoration specialty.
She likes to mix different techniques and to experiment with new challenges. Her creativity seems inexhaustible, and this is reflected in those works of art of such diverse fields.
« I have always been fond of mythology in different cultures, and in my work there are many pieces that touch on the topic of legends and myths. »
2017 - 2nd prize: Art - People & Critters, Quilt Canada 2017
2017 - Audience Award at the 5th International Patchwork and Textile Art Meetings "Aigu'illes en Luberon", France
2017 - 1st prize at the festival of Verona, Italy
2016 - Design Trophy at the European Quilt Championships, Maastricht, Holland
2016 - Special Prize "Quiltmania" at the European Quilt Championships, Maastricht, Holland
2016 - Public Prize at the Festival des arts du fil in Forcalquier, France
2016 - Biennial Textile Art Jury Prize (Quilt Expo in Beaujolais), France
You can see more of her creations on this website http://textile.galla.fr/