- Minako Ota
Born in Japan in 1965, Minako Ota studied traditional Japanese painting at Tama Art University in Tokyo from 1984 to 1988. After graduation she left Japan and studied painting conservation at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, in 1988. From 1989 to 1992 she pursued a post-graduate diploma in conservation of western paintings at the University of Cambridge, UK. She worked in the world’s finest museums in London and Chicago and in private practice until she moved to Moscow in 2007. She has exhibited her work in Russia, USA and France.