November 2, 1893
Born in the village of Klyuchi , Petrovsky district (Russian Empire, today the Russian Federation).
She graduated from the gymnasium of Princess Obolenskaya, then entered the studio of M. D. Bernstein, where she became interested in cubism and futurism.
She was a member of the futuristic circle "Bloodless Murder" (together with Nikolai Lapshin, one of the founders of the Russian school of illustration in the future). Members of the circle published a magazine of the same name.
Ermolaeva founded the book-printing artel "Today" , which produced small editions of popular prints and picture books, created almost by hand.
The fine arts department of the People's Commissariat of Education sent Ermolaeva to Vitebsk as a teacher at the People's Art School , later transformed into the Vitebsk Art and Practical Institute.
After leaving the post of Marc Chagall, she became the rector of this institute.
Ermolaeva returned to Petrograd , where she received a position as head of the color laboratory at the State Institute of Artistic Culture.
Together with the artists V. Sterligov, K. Rozhdestvensky, L. Yudin, N. Suetin, A. Leporskaya, she made up the "group of pictorial and plastic realism" . Ermolaeva's apartment hosted creative "Tuesdays" of these artists and "apartment" exhibitions, accompanied by discussions. The exhibition activity, which took place in a narrow circle of like-minded people, became the reason for the written denunciation.
March 29, 1935
Convicted in accordance with the decision of the UNKVD. According to the materials of the case, Yermolaeva was accused of "anti-Soviet activity, expressed in the propaganda of anti-Soviet ideas and an attempt to organize an anti-Soviet intelligentsia around herself."
March 29, 1935
She was sent to serve her sentence (a three-year sentence) in the 1st department of the 3rd department of the Karaganda ITL.
September 20, 1937
Secondly condemned by the UNKVD troika. Sentenced to be shot .
September 26, 1937
Shot in a camp near Karaganda.