Born in Bulgaria in 1950, Ogi Yanakiev was educated at the Bulgarian Academy of Art. He worked as an artist in the City Puppet Theater and the Museum of History, and designed spatial arrangements of public buildings. For several years he operated his own gallery. His works are in the possession of galleries and private collections in Bulgaria, the United States, Germany, Iraq, France, Russia, Greece and Japan. Since the year 2000 he has lived and worked in the United States.
"I make art because I have to, without any compromises. My work is a fight for better than yesterday and more new for tomorrow. The ideas are everywhere. Pass them through my mind's imagination and the Art is already produced. Simple, understandable Art for people with enough intellectual capacity. It's to provoke emotion, to cast light into obscure regions using color, form, symbol and image.

As soon as I stop, it is only to start again. I can never add THE END..."