Kukulieva Kaleria Vasilievna was born in the village of Palekh, Ivanovo Region, on August 30, 1937.
Merited Artist of the RSFSR (1974). Member of the Artists’ Union (1966). Rewarded with the Diploma of the First printer Ivan Fedorov (1975); awarded with the Big Gold Medal of the International exhibition of a Book (1977) and the First Class Order of “Kirill and Mifodiy” (1978).
Studied at the Palekh Art School in 1952-1957 under D.N. Butorin, N.M. Zinoviyev, F.A. Kaurtsev, A.V. Kotukhin, V.A. Kovalev, M.I. Shemarov, A.B. Borunov.
Began exhibiting in 1958.
The artist has been working at the Palekh Art Workshops since 1957.
Kukulieva K.V. was engaged in scenery painting, icon painting, wall painting, monumental panels and book design.
Themes of her works are folklore, literature, landscapes. Her major works are “Russian linen”, “The sleeping beauty”, “Sadko” “Seven Simeons”, “The Snow Maiden”.
Works by Kukulieva Kaleriya are exhibited in the State Museum of Palekh Art, the State Historical Museum, the Irkutsk Region Art Museum, the Art Fund of the Russian Federation, the Ivanovo Region Art Museum, the Russian State Museum.