Noi Volkov was born in 1947 in Agapovka, Russia. He graduated from Odessa Grecov Art College in 1967 with a BA in Fine Art. From there he attended Leningrad Mukchina College receiving a MA in Fine Art and Ceramics in 1973. Volkov has been residing in Maryland, USA since 1990.
Noi Volkov can be found in a number of museum collections. That list includes the Museum De Young, San Francisco, CA; MINT Museum, Sharlott, NC; Arizona State Museum, AZ; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK; Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, CA; Oberlin University Museum,Oberlin, OH; American University Museum, Washington DC; Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, PA; National Museum of Ceramics in Baltimore, MD; Museum of Contemporary Russian Art in Jersey City, NJ; Zimmerly Art Museum,Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ; Cremona Foundation, Norton Dodge Collection, Mechanicsville, MD and National Museum of Ceramics in Kiev, Ukraine.
“Art History has always been a passion of mine. My work depicts famous works, artists, and artistic movements in various ways to illustrate their influence on the art world. I mix artists in unexpected ways but there is always an artistic thread that binds them together. My work is like a tribute to all the artists who have ever inspired me. My work is also intended to put emphasis back on past masters in a fun, unexpected way. I am a sculpture and a painter, I combine both by hand sculpting forms and painting on them as if on a canvas. Together I feel my two mediums come combine to create my personal style.” – Noi Volkov