Born in Heidelberg Germany, Sergei came to the United States when he was four years old. His family lived in New York City until he was fourteen at which time they moved to Connecticut. Sergei served in the US Army as an Army photographer. Upon discharge he studied engineering then switched and received a degree in Industrial Design. In his career in Industrial Design his designs ranged from toys, interiors, appliances, guns, switches and cosmetics packaging. He holds four design patents and trademarks. During his design career he became involved with the use of computers in the design process and pioneered the application of computer graphics in Industrial Design and engineering. Sergei has always been interested in cars and has been restoring and racing vintage sports cars for over thirty five years. Not satisfied with just building and flying model airplanes he earned his Privet Pilot license so he could fly the real thing. Since retiring and moving to Falls Village Connecticut with ZoŽ, his wife of over forty years, to live in and work on their 1730 house he has enjoyed the beauty and diversity of the Connecticut Northwest corner. He has been president of the Housatonic Camera Club a past member of the Hunt Library Board of directors and is member of the Housatonic Valley Art League.
Sergei has had solo shows at the D.M.Hunt Library Art Wall, been in group shows at the Tremaine Gallery at the Hotchkiss School and at the Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts. He has exhibited with the Housatonic Valley Art League and Housatonic Camera Club. His studio has been featured on the Northwest Arts Council Studio Tour.
His works are in private collections in New York, California, Florida, Wisconsin Connecticut and Massachusetts.
As an Industrial Designer I spent most of my career designing consumer and industrial products, interiors and displays. My designs had to look good, function well, be manufacturable and economical to produce. I spent some time painting and sculpting but constraints of a full time career, raising a family and too many hobbies did not leave as much time as I would have liked to peruse art. Since retirement I have devoted more time to both painting and sculpting and am beginning to develop a style and philosophy for both. While many of my works have roots in technical fields and showcase the kind of beauty that can be found industrial and man-made objects I am also exploring a more whimsical and playful side of my imagination. By combining the two I am hoping to showcase a unique way of looking at the world.