Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 1977. Living and working in the USA since 1992.
Received MFA from SUNY New Paltz, NY, and BFA from Parsons School of Design, NY. Taught at SUNY New Paltz, New Jersey City University, Rhode Island School of Design and Kean University. Currently co-owner of Nano-Setting, Inc., a high tech micro-pave diamond setting training center.
Honors include: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, 2011; Reed Foundation Individual Artist’s Grant, 2007; Herbert Hoffman Preis, 2005 (Germany); Second Prize and Grand Prize at Itami International Jewelry Biennial, 2009 and 2005; New York Foundation for the Arts Individual Artist’s Fellowship, 2009 and 2005; Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist Award, 2005; Silvermine Guild Board of Trustees Award, 2005.
Work is in permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Art and Design, Dallas Museum of Art, Mint Museum Itami Museum of Art and Craft, Japan and numerous private collections.