Ilya Viryachev is an artist born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, who immigrated at a young age to Vancouver, Canada where he is currently living. After having graduated from the Art Institute of Vancouver, Ilya worked as an animator on multiple TV shows and later transitioned into Concept Art field. While creating designs for cartoons during the day, he spends most of his free time on traditional painting, art installations, murals, and being involved in the local art community.