Korean Russian American, born in Uzbekistan (which was then part of the USSR). Raised and educated in Moscow, Russia. Immigrated to the USA in 1992.
Majored in Philosophy & Political Science at Moscow State University. Earned a Ph.D. in Asian History from the USSR Academy of Sciences.
In the U.S. studied graphic design at Parsons School of Design and web design at Pace University.
Started experimenting with various art media about 15 years ago: acrylics, oils, watercolors, photography and clay.