Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan

About Svetlana Melik-Nubarova

Svetlana is a fine art photographer from Kazakhstan based in Turkey. She uses style of an old portrait painting to create images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique creates beautiful evocations of universal emotions of beauty, femininity and fragility. She expertly visualizes atmospheric dreams, utilizing the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the modern world. Svetlana has exhibited internationally with collective exhibitions in Europe and the USA. She has also exhibited at Paris, France. Her ethereal aesthetic has won multiple art prizes and garnered critical acclaim from press.


She graduated from the Kazakh National Conservatory, as a pianist. Later she received a psychological education in Novosibirsk (Russia). Seven years ago she got carried away with photography. He prefers the genre of portrait. Passion for painting has a great influence on the photography.


Publications in journals:
ASF (International Fine Art Photos) - 2015
Photographer (Ukraine) - 2015
Imaginearium Hall of Frame - 2016 - 2017


Personal exhibition Almaty 2015
Personal exhibition Astana 2015
Trienberg (Linz, Austria) - a gold medal in 2016
Cliftons Art Prize 2017 Finalists
2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards winner (Bronze)
2018 Paris Photo Prize (Gold)
2018 Siena International Photo Awards (Honourable Mention)
2018 Exhibition Linz (Austria)
2018 Paris (France) - collective exhibition
2018 Siena (Italy) - collective exhibition
2019 Tokyo (Japan) - collective exhibition