She studied at the Drawing School of the Imperial Society for the Encouragement of Arts.
For several months she was attracted by Vera Ermolaeva to work in the department "Art in the Life of the City", at the City Museum in Petrograd. With the help of Kogan and Lyubavina, Ermolaeva collected a unique collection of pictorial signs, preserving this rare type of urban primitive.
By appointment of the Department of Fine Arts of the People's Commissariat for Education, she arrived in Vitebsk, where she taught at the People's Art School (later the Vitebsk Art and Practical Institute) a course in propaedeutics. Along with Vera Ermolaeva and Kazimir Malevich, she was a member of the creative committee of UNOVIS. Director of "Suprematist ballet". The ballet was shown, the only time, in Vitebsk.
December 25, 1934
She was arrested in the case of a group of pictorial and plastic realism, together with V. Sterligov, L. S. Galperin, M. B. Kazanskaya and V. M. Ermolaeva.
March 13, 1935
The investigation against N. Kogan was terminated.