I sculpt because I must. Its a need, an obsession, an addiction. Mood, emotion, feeling and the underlying spirit - this is what I love. It took me 30 years to realize that.
I was born in Moscow, Russia. I have been through dramatic carrier changes including engineering, medical doctor, Ph.D., major of Russian Army, business owner. I moved to USA in 1995 with two bags and about 50 English words on my vocabulary. My life in the States has changed according to the speed at which I have learned English, including a baby-sitter, department store cashier, hostess, waitress, telemarketing, some computer programming and business college, a corporate manager and finally the vise president of a renewable energy corporation.
Art became my new and only passion after year of drawing and three months of sculpting in art school. I have been sculpting full time since 2003. My art work is necessary and simple, it is the air I breathe and it is true creation of my soul.
Awards: 2003- first prize on International Contemporary Juried Art competition "Metamorphosis". San Francisco, CA.
2003 - Director recognition,"Spirit of the Spring", Los Angeles, CA.
2004 - Award of Excellence, first prize on International Contemporary VI Juried competition, Lincoln NE.
2004 -CALADAN GALLERY. International Juried exhibition "Eclectica Directions in Visual Art" Beverly, MA
Artist Galleries: "Sonyo Gallery", Denver, CO "Voie de Vivre", Evergreen, CO "Yuri's Art Gallery", Aurora, CO "Period Gallery", Lincoln, NE "Caladan Gallery:, Beverly, MA "Shigi Enterprises", Nicosia, Cyprus "Undino Gallery", Frankfurt, Germany
Private collection: Wayne Coyne ( "The Flaming Lips")Oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA. Gary Fisher, Philadelphia, Pennsilvania, USA. Mark Mothersbaugh ("Devo"), Los Angeles, California, USA. Devid Kendrick ("Spaks"), Los Angeles California, USA. Dr. Pascal Lee (NASA), San Francisco, California, USA. Doc Severinsen, Santa Barbara, CA