She holds an art history degree from Moscow State University (MSU), and brings wide-ranging experience of fine arts, with a strong background in analysis and art writing. She has previously assisted several private collections and renowned projects such as Bold Tendencies. She studied Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London, and holds an MA in History and Business of the Contemporary Art Market from Warwick University, where her thesis focussed on the development of the contemporary expatriate art collectors in London.
Being a young collector herself, Maria holds a Masters in International Business from the European Business School, as well as having an art history degree from Moscow State University (MSU). She also studied Art Business and Art Marketing at Sotheby's Institute of Art in London and New York, endorsing it with experience at Christie’s Russian Art Department in London. She has over 5 years of experience in developing contemporary collections and organising art exhibitions in Europe and London. This includes close collaborations with the Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin, assisting with the special project at the 55th Venice Biennial and the exhibition at the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art.