Valentina Kuznetsova was born in 1949 in Voskresenskoe village. In 1968, she graduated from the Ufa College of Arts and 1975, History and Theory of Arts department of Repin Leningrad Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture.
From 1968 to 1979, she lived in Sterlitamak, where she taught at a local art school. In 1977, her works were first shown in Ufa. She lived there from 1979 to 1999. From 1983 to 1991, she was the director of a community art studio at the House of Culture of the Ufa Engine Industrial Association. Since 2000, she has lived in Moscow where she teaches at art studios.
The protagonists of Kuznetsova’s artworks are often her neighbors and relatives depicted in the context of their everyday lives. Thus, for instance, her series Voskresensk Life and Bright Voskresensk, dedicated to her fellow villagers, were created. Kuznetsova’s artworks are marked by the naiveté of their forms and their ultimate simplicity, and there are hints of folk art tropes in them. The artist is also interested in Slavic mythology and folklore.