Born and raised in Russia, I got my Ph.D. degree in biology at St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and continued my research work at the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1999, I moved to the United States to pursue my neuroscience research at the UT Southwestern Medical Center located in Dallas, TX.
Being a scientist is rewarding in so many ways, including creativity but I still feel a compelling need to further express myself by taking an artistic journey.
Several years ago, I started to study photography. The powerful potential digital photography offers has encouraged me to explore different styles and mediums.
My artistic experimentation has evolved into a tremendously exciting form – digital art, mixed media collage and alternative photographic process.
I like experimenting with my photographs. I combine multiple images, textures, to crystallize an image that says something new and different at the emotional level.
My award winning works has been shown at numerous exhibitions and juried into fine art shows. Much of my work resides in private collections in the US and Russia.