Varvara Sosedova (pseudonym Varya Stern) was born in Moscow, received her basic art education at the Moscow State Academic Art School in Memory of 1905 (2009), then completed the "Illustration" course at the British Higher School of Art and design in Moscow (2013). Since 2009 she has been studying the techniques of the old masters, continuing his theoretical and practical studies. Varya shows interest in ancient Eastern philosophy, especially the Chinese and Japanese languages. She explores the authenticity of art and human presence in the world, as well as the art of the past. Participant of group exhibitions in Russia and Great Britain.
2023 Finalist, Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2023, The Mall
Gallery, London, UK 2008 finalist of the national competition of children's illustrators "Childhood Artists of Secret Dreams", Engineering Building, GTG, Moscow, Russia.