Semyon Faibisovich was born on 10 February, 1949 in Moscow into the family of an army officer. Graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute, worked as an architect in 1972 – 1988. In 1976 he began exhibiting graphics and then paintings in the basements of Malaya Gruzinskaya street, where in 1985 they attracted attention of dealmakers from New-York. Since 1987 his paintings have been shown widely in USA, and then in Western Europe and the USSR (Russia). In 1995 he exchanged art with literature, but in 12 years he came back to it. The artist has had more than 30 solo exhibitions and participated in key international art fairs. His works are included in the collections of the UK, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Russia, France, Switzerland and others. He lives and works in Moscow.