Vera Iliatova moved to the US in 1991 at the age of 16 from St. Petersburg, Russia. She earned an MFA in painting/printmaking from Yale University and a BA from Brandeis University. She has also studied at the Sorbonne University in Paris and completed a residency at Skowhegan School of Art in Maine. Iliatova was a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation nominee in 2009 and completed a studio residency at Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program the same year. She is represented by the Monya Rowe Gallery in New York, where she has shown her work in four solo exhibitions. She has also shown at La Montagne Gallery in Boston and in group exhibitions at CTRL Gallery in Houston, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and Pace University in New York City. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, The Houston Chronicle, The Boston Globe and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among publications. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.