Alexander Ishchenko was born in 1972 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1991, he graduated from art school. P. P. Benkova (faculty of painting) in Tashkent.
From 1988 to 1991, he was the official artist of the headquarters of the Turkestan military district, Tashkent. He created a series of paintings dedicated to the war in Afghanistan. His first solo exhibition was held at the Museum of the TVO Headquarters. (Tashkent, Uzbekistan?)
Since 1992, he has been living and working in St. Petersburg, organizing exhibitions in Russia and abroad. He is a member of the Foundation For Russian Liberal Contemporary Art and the International Union of artists IFA.
From 1994 to 1997, he participated in the cultural program for the Anniversary of Christianity under the patronage of the Eastern Congregation of Churches (Vatican) and the Ezio Aletti Center (Rome).
During his stay in Italy, he created a large series of paintings on the theme of Orthodox monasticism and held a number of exhibitions. Furthermore, he dedicated a lot of time to studying the history of ecclesiastical and religious art and philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome and had his internship at the Academy of Arts in Rome.
In 1997, when he returned to St. Petersburg, he prepared a number of peace-making exhibitions and actions with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia. The artist dedicated the cycles of these paintings to peace and goodness.
In 1998, Alexander Ishchenko elaborated the idea and developed the project of the night consecration (illumination) of the TV tower in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In 2000, A. Ishchenko participated in an international exhibition in Italy for the St. Valentine's award, where he received a gold medal and a special award.
In 2001-2002, A. Ishchenko participated in the painting of the chapel of the Holy Spirit in Eichstatt, Bavaria, Germany.
Since 2003, he has been working in his creative Studio near St. Petersburg, Russia and actively exhibiting his works.
In 2006, he won a competition to paint the famous Teddy Bear for installation on Furshtatskaya street in St. Petersburg, Russia, organized by the German Consulate General in St. Petersburg.
In 2008, he painted the wall in the hall of the German Consulate General.
From 2004 to 2010, he has been arranging art projects in various hotels in Europe and Russia, such as Astoria, Angleterre, and Kempinski.
From 2010 to 2011, he painted the interior and exterior areas of the hotel on the countryside farmstead of the Optina Pustin monastery near St. Petersburg (400 sq. m.).
From 2011 to 2013, he painted the Church of the Rev. Ambrose of Optina on the countryside farmstead of the Optina Pustin monastery near St. Petersburg (1300 sq. m.).
Since 2013, he has been actively teaching painting and composition and conducting masterclasses.
Alexander Ishchenko's paintings are kept in museums and private collections.
Alexander has worked in the Vatican, Germany, Italy, and Russia. He received prestigious awards and diplomas. He is the author of some iconic projects in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia, including the artistic illumination of the St. Petersburg TV tower and the unique painting in the Consulate General of Germany in St. Petersburg. Additionally, Alexander formerly advised on culture and art in the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
the collections of Russian President Vladimir Putin,
the collections of Bill Gates (Microsoft, USA),
the Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
the Vatican Museums, Rome, Italy
the museum of modern art in Munich, Germany
the Regent's Museum, Germany
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev,
Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church
the collections of the Vatican, Roma, Vatican
Banco di Roma, Rome, Italy
the collection of Oxford University, Oxford, the UK
the collection of the city hall of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
Cardinal Angelini Fiorenzo, Vatican City.
Cardinal Thomas Spidlik, Vatican.
Cardinal Silvestrini, Vatican City.
Cardinal Marchisano, Vatican City.
The Pontifical Oriental Institute, Vatican City.
Pontifical Gregorian University, Vatican.
Society Of St. Peter's, The Vatican.
Ezio Aletti Research Center, Rome.
The Family Of Anvers, Italy.
Family Leschiutta, Italy.
The Family Averna, Italy.
University of Munich, Germany.
University of Eichstätt, Bavaria.
University Of Basel, Switzerland.
The University of Olomons. Czech.
Center for the study of theology and philosophy. Brno, Czech Republic.
The cultural center of Charlotte Lynch, Copenhagen. Denmark.
Gallery Of Regents Of St. Willibald, Bavaria.
International atomic energy Agency IAEA.
Schenck Family, Germany.
Company Brunswick UBS, Moscow.
American Dental Academy.
Sberbank of Russia.
Laura Okey collection, USA.
Collection of the mayor of Montreal, J. Tremblay. Canada.
Theater and film actor Ken Agata San. Tokyo, Japan.
Collection Of Russia Farukh Ruzimatov.
Collection Of Diana Vishneva Russia.
Collection Of Yuri Shevchuk.
Gallery Of Mikhailov. Berlin.
BMW Axel-motors SPb
Stephen Messner Collection, London.
Collection Of S. M. Mironov. State Duma of the Russian Federation
MEDEM international clinic Saint Petersburg
International clinic Scandinavia St. Petersburg