Nataliya Peterovna Ziva was born in Arkhangelsk in 1955.
1968-74 Studied at the Leningrad Art School,
1974-80 Studied at the Repin Academy under Prof. Oreshnikov,
1980-85 Postgraduate Assistant in Oreshnikov's studio,
1985 Elected to the Artist's Union,
From 1976 onwards exhibited in Russia and Finland including in 1976 at Pushkin's estate, Russia,
Married to the artist, Yuri Zenin.