Artist: Yuristanbek Shigaev
*1957 Bischkek, Kyrgyzstan
Studies: Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg
Professor at the Kyrgyzstan State University for Architecture, Transport and Construction
Head of Department of Painting and Sculpture at the same University
He won numerous important prizes and was appointed as the National Painter of Kyrgyzstan in 2005
Works from Yuristanbek Shigaev can be found in museums in Moscow, Warsaw, Toronto and Seoul, to name just a few.