Kalinka Duaiv was born in Paris on August 14, 1977. She is the daughter of famous painter, DUAIV. Throughout her youth, Kalinka was immersed in the artistic life of her parents. At the age of seventeen, she began to organize exhibits of her father's artwork in France, Cannes, and Port la Galere (one of Pierre Cardin's clubs); in Switzerland, at the Geneva Hilton, at Crans Montana, and later at her Restaurant-Gallery, "l'Esquisse" in Geneva
In 2007, Kalinka began to devote her life exclusively to painting. She works exclusively with mixed media, pallet knife, brush, and paint roller to create her colorful landscapes, flowers and boats. After several exhibits of her own work in several European countries- all of her paintings are now exhibited and sold in galleries and cruise ships across the United States.