Oleg Tistol

Ukranian painter, born in 1960. Started at Kiev Republican Art school in 1974. From 1978-79 he worked as a designer in Mykolaiv's Khudfond (Art Foundation) before studying at the Lviv State Institute of decorative & Applied Arts from 1979-84. He participated in the first Soviet-American exhibition 'Soviart' and is invited to Moscow. In 1988 he exhibits work in Glasgow, Reykjavik and Helsinki. Since 1993 he lives and works in Kiev.