I was born in Moscow in 1989. My art career started when I began attending art school, which was in the evenings following normal school. I really loved going to my after school art school. It was beautiful; the walls were a mosaic and there was a mosaic fountain. I loved art history class where we learned about Pompey, the Pantheon and Russian folk art.
My grandparents were biologists; they taught me about evolution and animal behavior. I started reading astronomy books about different types of stars and about black holes. It was then that I realized that something needs to be done to protect our planet from danger and also to take away the fear that we feel of uncertainty.
In the year 2000 my mother, brother and I moved with my dad to the United States. After the move I was attending a Ukrainian middle school where I was fortunate to learn about Ukrainian national costumes and coloring easter eggs.
I was lucky to attend Millburn Township Highschool because it is a wonderful community. I want to thank the school and teachers for teaching me to write and for letting me doodle during class. Lastly I want to thank all my professors at Pratt Institute and other colleges where I studied.