Born March 18, 1964 in Uzbekistan, Oleg Zhivetin was accepted to the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow, and upon completing his Fine Art Degree in 1988, he was allowed to complete his Master of Fine Art Degree in 1990 in Painting and Monumental Art. Zhivetin created and installed numerous monumental works of art in Russia, including a large mural for the conference room in a Moscow manufacturing company, a large mosaic for the Tobolsk Hydraulic Engineers, a 180 square meter mural for the Buchara Textile Company in Uzbekistan, and a mural for the City Cultural Center in Tobolsk, Russia.
Soon after receiving his M.A. degree, Zhivetin followed an invitation to live and work in the United States, eventually moving to Lagu
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