Valery Krestnikov valerij-krestnikov.ru/ He was born August 10, 1962 in the village of Staritsa, Tver region. In 1983 he graduated from art school in Kungur (Russia). In 1993 graduated from Omsk pedagogical Institute, art-graphic Department. 1988 - 1994 taught at the city children's art school (Petropavlovsk). 1994 - 1996 taught in the College of arts, Department of painting (Petropavlovsk). The author of three decks of cards the political and business elite of Kazakhstan. 2013 - the Chief artist of the National award "people's favorite". The participant of following exhibitions: 1982 – exhibition of folk crafts. ENEA. Moscow (Russia). 1999 – art Festival "Zhiger-1999". The Pushkin Museum to them. A. Kasteyev. Almaty. Laureate diploma of the festival. 1999 – 2000 – a joint exhibitions. Gallery "Tribuna", "Bridge", national culture support Fund. Almaty. 2000 – joint exhibition "Intercontinental". Astana. 1997, 2001 – exhibition of works of artists of Northern Kazakhstan. Astana. 2001 – exhibition of works of artists of Northern Kazakhstan. Kostanay. 2002 – personal exhibition. Regional Museum of art. Petropavlovsk. 2002 – personal exhibition. Tribune Gallery. Almaty. 2003 – exhibition of works of artists of Northern Kazakhstan. Moscow. 2003 – exhibition "Shanyrak". The Museum of fine arts. Kurgan. 2004 – exhibition in art gallery ("smal Art", Germany). 2004-2005 – project work "Great steppe fights". 2006 – personal exhibition "women and cats". The works are in the WXH of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the collection of the President of RK N. Nazarbayev, in private collections of Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Greece, Portugal, USA, France. In 2004 was included into the Unified art rating of painters and graphic artists, Moscow. In 2006 he was elected Chairman of the North Kazakhstan branch of "Kazakhstan Association of artists". A Member Of The Artists Union Of The Republic Of Kazakhstan. Participant of the First exhibitions of the Academy of arts of Kazakhstan. Astana 2007. 2007 – the autumn Regional exhibition "Northern palette", Petropavlovsk. 2008 - Regional exhibition "spring Petropavlovsk". 2008 - international exhibition in the gallery "Contrast"-Westphalia-Germany. 2008 - diploma of the International Symposium "Peace for all" - Germany. 2009 – participant multimedia exhibition of contemporary art art WWW. Art Banking Club. Moscow (Leontyevsky pereulok, 2A/2) 2011 - Exhibition of the portrait caricatures of Kazakhstani stars and politicians and "Duman", Astana. 2012 - Exhibition –auction of portrait caricatures of politicians of Kazakhstan and establishment of the Rixos President Astana. 2013 - Dec. solo Exhibition -auction of portrait caricatures Rixos President Astana. 2014 - Exhibition of artists from North Kazakhstan in Kostanay. 2014 - Finalist of the Astana Art Salon "Kulanshi". Rixos President Astana. 2014 - finalist of the "Open Central Asia Book" illustration. Almaty. 2015 - Exhibition and auction of portrait caricatures. Astana. 2016 - Exhibition and auction of portraits. National award "people's favorite" 29.01. Rixos President Astana. 2017 - Exhibition and auction of portraits. National award "people's favorite" 28.01. Rixos President Astana.