Nina Bozhko, born in 1926 in Kiev, Ukraine, possessed a passion for fine art early in life. At 18, she graduated from the Kiev College of Applied Arts with a graphic design degree.
Bozhko then worked in Kiev as a graphic designer while pursuing fine art, eventually graduating from the Kiev State Art Institute in 1956. Bozhko began exhibiting in Kiev art shows and became well known in Ukraine. Her work can be found in Russian museums and private collections worldwide.