Yevgeny Ukhnalev was born in 1931 in Leningrad. He studied at the secondary Art School at the
I. Repin St. Petersburg State Academy Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture.
When he was 17, Yevgeny Ukhnalev was convicted of a false charge and sent to a prison camp for 25 years. After his release in 1954, he returned to Leningrad and worked as an architect for several designing institutes. From 1967 – 1975 he worked as Chief Architecture at the State Hermitage Museum.
Ukhnalev is a member of the Heraldry Council under the President of the Russian Federation.
In 1997 he was given the title of People's Artist of Russian Federation.
Selected Awards and Premiums:
Was awarded the medals: "50 Years of Victory in Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945" (1995);
"In Commemoration of the 300-th Anniversary of St. Petersburg" (2003);
"In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Complete Liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi Blockade" (2004).
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2011 Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2001 State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1997 Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
1995 Cultural Center of Salzburg, Austria.
1993 Solo exhibitions at galleries and exhibition halls, San Francisco, CA, USA.
1988 Dostoevsky Museum, Leningrad, USSR.
Selected Public and Private Collections:
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia;
Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russi;
Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia;
Kemerovo regional museum of fine arts, Kemerovo, Russia;
In private collections in Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany, USA.