Katya Morgun was born in 1982 in Nizhniy Novgorod (the third largest city in Russia, with 1.5 million people). Both she and her twin brother, Slava, demonstrated an interest in art at the early age of three. At that point, Katya the child began her art career by quietly and spontaneously reflecting her early childhood experiences with colored pencils and watercolors. From the ages of seven through fifteen, Katya attended art school in Nizhniy Novgorod. In 1997 she completed the art school with both a diploma and an excellence rating – the highest attainable. In the fall of 1997, she entered the painting department of Nizhniy Novgorod Art College from which she graduated in 2002 with a Cum Laude diploma. In 2002, she moved to Moscow to study at the prestigious I. Glazunov Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. During her studies at the art school, the art college and the academy, she was awarded certificates of honor for her participation in various exhibitions and diplomas. Of great significance, in 2004 Katya’s painting for her graduation diploma from art college was exhibited at the third annual Russian Exhibition of Diploma Works by art students throughout Russia. Held in the city of Yaroslavl, Katya was awarded the top prize by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.