Widely recognized as the most significant Russian artist to emerge from the Conceptualist tradition, Valery Koshliakov was born in 1962 in the town of Salsk, graduated from Rostov Art School in 1985, and currently lives and works in Moscow and Paris.
He has an extensive record of exhibitions and installations world-wide, and his paintings are in the permanent collection of State Tretiakov Gallery in Moscow, the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg., Museum of Contemporary Art of Avignon in France, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, N.C., The Christian Keesee Collection of New Russian Art in Oklahoma City, and in numerous prominent private collections in America and Europe.
In 2003 Valery Koshliakov represented Russia at the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious international art events. In 2005 his works were selected by the Guggenheim Museum in New York City for its blockbuster exhibition “RUSSIA!” spanning 10 centuries of Russian art.