Olga Subbotina is an artist with big dreams. As for her art, she has dedicated herself to traditional woman's crafts as she works with textiles. Olga was born in Perm in 1957. Her father was an artist and it is therefore no surprise that she began to paint at an early age herself. She studied at art school and then graduated from the Perm Pedagogical College and as was normal at the time, ended up getting a job placement as an art teacher. Later Subbotina was admitted to the faculty of textile design at the Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry, graduating in 1988. In the 1990s, Olga and her husband Mikhail Pavlyukevich used to create decorations for city festivals and present large-scale exhibitions in museums. Parallel to her main work, Subbotina was actively searching for her own artistic technique, trying her hand at almost all existing ones, ranging from collage to tapestry. Erarta’s collection contains some of Subbotina’s batik artworks. Batik technique is the artist’s favourite because it is vivid, active and flexible, enabling one to change details and colours in the process. Olga also creates three-dimensional textile objects with embroidery details. Each of her works is both moving and ironic. In Spring 2012 she was one of the artists who participated in the "(Un)conditional reality” exhibition Erarta designed to showcase the brightest talents of the Perm region of Russia. Some of those works of Olga Subbotina have been acquired for the museum collection.