1957: Born and lives in Russia.
In 1987, the artist moved to the town of Nikola-Lenivets, where he began creating his works. The large-scale structures are built in cooperation with local residents, using natural materials such as snow, trees, and sticks. Even the end of each structure’s life is considered as part of the work. In 2005, Nikolay created and hosted the “Archstoyanie” (standing architecture) Art Festival becoming known in Russia as a land artist whose works also touch on local mythologies.