Andrew Artoshenko was born in 1965 in the city Pokrovsk Russia. Accepted as a gifted a child in 1977 into the Children¶s Art School Andrew graduated with honors in 1981. Two years later Andrew entered Bryansk Art College and in 1991 was accepted at one of the most prestigious art schools in the word the St. Petersburg Academy of Art. In 1994 Andrew began taking part in exhibitions such as St. Petersburg Artists in Reutlinger Germany the exhibition of A group ³Academy´ in St. Petersburg (1996 ) and ³Teacher¶s memory´ ( 1997 ). After graduation from St. Petersburg Academy of Art in 1999 Andew was invited by a New England US based art group ³Bay Arts´ to take part in their exhibitions and activities Spending that entire year in the United States into the Millennium.