My name is Kuralay. I am a contemporary artist from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beside my interest in architecture and interior design I never stopped painting and drawing. It is a continuous process in my life, where I’m exploring my inner artistic nature and different painting techniques. The focus of my interest in painting are people and constant search of a distinctive visual language that would be recognizable and convey my own idea of reality. My recent works mostly made in a mixed technique, where I use ink and acrylic paint. For the past four years I’ve been exploring one-line technique. The nature of a line fascinated me by its intricacy and honesty. This approach naturally spread to other media, like video animation, metal wire installations and textile art. 



  • 2010 - 2013: The University of Liverpool, BA in Architecture

  • January 2010 - August 2010: Bellerbys College London, Foundation in Art and Design



October, 2019 - "International Biennale of Contemporary Art and Design", Florence, Italy

June, 2018 - "Next Reality" Group Exhibition at Expo Astana, Kazakhstan

May, 2018 - "Entity" Solo Exhibition, Third Space, Helsinki, Finland   

December, 2017 - "Time&Astana", Group exhibition at the National Museum of Kazakhstan. 

October, 2017 - "Movement", Group exhibition during FemF, an annual feminist forum in Helsinki, Finland

July, 2017 - "One-line stories", Solo exhibition at Asbestos Art Space, Helsinki, Finland

July, 2016  –  “Fascination for Biodiversity”, an Environmental  Exhibition at Kivinokka, Helsinki, Finland


April, 2016  –  AAVE Festival at the Night of the Beamers.  Presented animated stop-motion video "Step Beyond", Helsinki, Finland



Feburary, 2016  –  First Solo Exhibition “Corner of curiosities”, Almaty, Kazakhstan


November, 2015  –  Group Exhibition for raising awareness to AIDS “Always life”, Almaty, Kazakhstan


October, 2015 –  Group Exhibition “Zhastar” , Almaty, Kazakhstan

July, 2015  –  Light Installation for “Astana Art Fest”, Astana, Kazakhstan 

May, 2015  –  Light Installation for “Art of You” exhibition, Almaty, Kazakhstan