Oleg was born in the city of Tashkent in the former Soviet Union in 1964. His parents were well educated and recognized the special talents and interests of their children. Oleg's interest in painting was encouraged throughout his childhood and the depth of his talent soon became evident. At the age of 15, he was sent to Moscow to further his education at the Moscow Academy of Fine Arts.
After graduation with honors, Oleg was immediately accepted into the famous Surikov Art Institute in Moscow where he received a degree in Fine Arts in 1988, followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1990. In the era of glasnost and perestrojka, Oleg's exceptional artistic talent and unique style was immediately recognized and soon after graduating he received an invitation to work in the United States.
Upon settling into his new home, Oleg continued to expand his creative themes beyond that of his academic focus of Dutch, Flemish, Renaissance Masters and Soviet Social Realism. Surrounded by a free artistic environment and availability of new material, Oleg perfected his painting techniques and developed an individualistic, contemporary style.
Within a short period of time, he was offered several exhibitions where his work sold quickly, followed by a one-man show at the San Juan Caspistrano Museum, where his work received excellent reviews from the press and television. Oleg's paintings have been shown at the New York Art Expo in 1994 and 1996, and the Las Vegas Art Expo in 1995, with great success. His work is currently shown in galleries in the East and West coast, as well as Hawaii.
Moscow Academy of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia-Fine Art Degree, 1982 Russian Government Teachers Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan-Education Degree, 1983 Surikov Art Institute, Moscow, Russia-Masters of Fine Art Degree-Painting, Monumental Art, 1990
1990-93 Rossovsky Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA Created artwork under an exclusive representation agreement
1987 Russian Tire Manufacturers, Factory No. 1, Moscow, Russia Designed and completed large mural for conference room
1986 Buchara Textile Manufacturers, Buchara, Uzbekistan Supervised project for the design and installation of a 180 sq. meter mural for company dining area
1985 Tobolsk Hydraulic Engineers, Tobolsk, Russia Managed project to create and install a large scale mosaic
1984 Tobolsk City Project, Tobolsk, Russia Completed the design and installation of a mural for the City Cultural Center
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
1990 Page Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 1991 Museum at Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA 1993 Rossovsky Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 1994 Elena Zass Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 1995 Las Vegas Art Expo, Las Vegas, NV 1995 Gallery M, Fresno, CA 1995 712 South Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 1996 New York Art Expo, New York, NY 1996 Apropos Art Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1996 Maui Hyatt Gallery, Maui and Kauai Hyatt Gallery, Kauai, HI 1998 Shaw Gallery of Fine Art, Naples, FL 2006, 2011 Shaw Gallery of Fine Art, Naples, FL 2008 Shaw Gallery, Bonita Springs, FL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
1989 Surikov Art Institute, Moscow, Russia 1993 Artistic Gallery, Scottsdale, AR 1995 Fedulov Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1995 Smith-Crosby Galleries, Carmel, CA 1995 Richardson Fine Art, Reno, NV 1995 Westside Art Forum, Los Angeles, CA 1996 Windsor Gallery, Dana, FL