I spent the second half of my life growing up, and graduating high school, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The first half of my life I lived in Elk River, Minnesota. My experiences in Uzbekistan as well as in my travels to other countries during my living there, have helped shape the majority of the artistic work I produce. In the more recent years, I have finished my freshman year of college at SCAD in Hong Kong. I then did a Graphic Design Teaching internship at Tilton School in Tilton, NH, USA from March till this June when I moved to St. Paul, MN to transfer to the U of M for Fall 2017.