Maria Kitaeva was born in Odessa in February 1997. She has been involved in art since childhood and began to explore photography at the age of 12 using her mother's camera. Photography is still an integral part of Maria's life, for her it is an necessary tool for exploring her connection with this world and objectifying her own imagination and ideas. After school, she studied as a painter at the Odessa Grekov Art College in 2014-2017. The art college education played a significant role in shaping her creativity, taste, and self-expression. Maria belief that her self-expression is a product of her personal growth leads her to not limit herself to any particular style. And she finds this journey of artistic development to be an exciting one.