Lana Kova is a NYC based artist and fashion model. In her artwork Lana explores feelings of intimacy and confrontation, repetition, rhythm and deformation.
Lana was raised in Russia north of the Arctic Circle and after earning her master degree in Economics in St.Petersburg moved to Paris for an international career in modeling. During that time she has lived in Paris, London, Berlin and Milan, modeled for Karl Lagerfeld, Van Cleef and Arpels, Rodarte, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, Maiyet to name a few and posed for Vanidad, Elle, Crash, Trahoi, V , Gala, Glamour, L'Officiel and many other magazines. Experience of being a part of design process of top fashion companies developed Lana's unique approach to her own design and keen eye for surface treatment, detail and proportion.
Self taught in sculpture and painting through personal research and practice and multicultural exposure during years in Europe, Lana took classes to hone her techniques in La Grande Chaumiere in Paris for drawing and Greenwich House Pottery in New York for ceramics.
Lana moved to New York in 2012 and established her studio in 2014 in Tribeca NYC.
2014-2015 Student in ceramics, Greenwich Pottery House, NYC
2013 Student in ceramics, La Mano Pottery, NYC
2010 Student in drawing, Atelier Libre de la Grande Chaumiere, Paris
2002-2007 Master of Economics, St. Petersburg State University of IT, Mechanics and Optics. Russia
1993-2000 Studied classical violin, First Music School of Vidyaevo, Russia
2018 "Arts & Crafts" at Die Firma, Sara Japanese Pottery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Cooper Sguare, New York.
2018 "9999" group show at The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY.
2017 Exhibition of The International Competition of the GICB 2017, Korea Ceramic Foundation, Gyeonggi-do, Rep. of Korea.
2016 "Hot Pots" invitational exhibition in Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY.
2016 Microcosm - Everyone's New York: Katie Yang, Julie Terestman, Lana Kova. Sara Japanese Pottery, New York.
2014 Art in Clay II: Figuratively Speaking, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition. Lana received a Certificate of Merit for the piece New Species - Black Shells.
2014 Summer Small Works Exhibition, N.A.W.A. Gallery, New York
2012 "These Peanuts are Bullets", Family Business, Chelsea, New York
2009 25kadr gallery, Moscow
2017 Cocoons - Show at Sara Japanese Pottery, New York.
2019 Lana Kova Uncovered , Sara Japanese Pottery, New York.
2018 Shukan New York Seikatsu, The Japan Voice
2017 Financial Times Weekend
2011 Prestige International
Korea Ceramic Foundation, Republic of Korea.