One of the most talented Urals artists with Ukrainian roots and art education, book graphic artist by profession, laureate of the Prize of Governor of Sverdlovskaya oblast for outstanding achievements in arts and literature in 2003. He is a full member of the Union of Artists since 1977. He was awarded a diploma of Biennale in Venice in 1987 for his illustrations for “Word about Igor’s regiment”. Youiy Filonenko is a master of philosophical figurative painting. His works are housed in important state museums including the State Museum of fine arts named after A.S. Pushkin in Moscow, many public and private collections worldwide.