Vladimir Goryachev moved from Moscow, Russia to Los Angeles in 1995. Russian art had a great influence on his work. The yearning and search for purpose became the underlining motive in his work. The medium varies from digital, sculpture to drawing and painting, but the subject matter is primarily figurative. Vladimir earned his MFA degree from California State University, Long Beach in 2007 and has been teaching at CSU Long Beach, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU Fullerton since.