Inessa Garder is a Russian-born painter who travels the world, uniting cultures through art. Growing up in Novosibirsk, Siberia, the vast white canvas of Russian winter made her long to see the world in all its colours and cultures.
She began her career as an architect in Milan, then Moscow and subsequently in London. In 2016, she entered a group exhibition, TRIBE #16, in London with her City Stream Series inspired by the frequent change of capitals. She went on exhibiting in London with Focus LDN "Londoner's Compass" and TRIBE #17, exploring the urban environment and social narrative of London. This inexhaustible city gave her a start as an artist as well as an obsession with contemporary painting techniques: mixing them together and inventing the new ones.
In 2019, Inessa traveled to India to study yoga and meditation only to find it was the very source of the concept of unity that she had been looking for through the lens of art. Her Indian project, Ganga Aarti, mixed painting and film to inspire people to be who they truly are. It was exhibited during the Rishikesh International Film Festival in March 2020 in India.