I was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine. I was blessed to be born into a family of artists and art historians which influenced my journey in the art world. I started at a very young age learning from my family how to draw, paint and express the beauty of nature that surrounded me when I was a child. My family noticed that I was a quick study and I had natural talents that needed to be explored. With the support and encouragement of my family, I was accepted and graduated with a Fine Arts Diploma from Shevchenko State Art School. My education continued with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theory and History of Arts from State Art Institute of Kiev, which is now, National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. After completing my bachelors I accepted a position with Museum of Western and Oriental Art in Kiev, which is also known as Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Art.
I immigrated to the United States and made Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania my home.
I attended and graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Graphic Design.