Leonid was born in Moldova in 1958 and had always shown interest in art, particularly sculpture.
At the age of 15 he started attending the Industrial Art Junior College in Moscow.
In 1977 he graduated with honors. One of his sculptures was displayed at the prestigious Central Art House in Moscow at the exhibition of all the best works of the College.
From 1980 to 1985 Leonid studied sculpture at the Moscow State University of Art and Design.
After graduation he lived Moldova, working as a teacher at an Art School for three years. During this time he created several monuments and memorial sculptures. In 1989 Leonid immigrated to the USA. From 1989 to 1994 Leonid worked in the studio of famous Russian sculptor, Ernst Neizvestny, in SoHo, where he assisted Ernst in making several monumental projects.
In present time Leonid lives and works in New York. He regularly participates in exhibitions and contests in New York, and has already received multiple awards, such as 1999 Silver Medal Winner at the Allied Artists of America, Inc. 2015 People Choice Award at Wide Open 7 National Juried Art Show NYC 2016 Artist Award representing the State of New York at Figure 50 art gallery.
Cre8sArt Gallery is a contemporary art gallery presenting museum quality solo and group exhibitions of established and emerging artists in Fort Lee, Hoboken NJ and NYC Since 2012. Cre8sArt success is a result of a fresh and unconventional apparoach as to what a gallery should encompass, and by partnering with artists to build a strong community of like-minded individuals willing to support and promote each other’s achievements. In addition, exhibiting artists are always present at our opening receptions where we invite them to give an artist talk and to meet and greet the admiring public. Our Artist are established or emerging, with creativity and passion for art. We try to bring the best for our customers, yet keep the price affordable for art lovers.