Vasily Kafanov was born in Moscow in 1952 in a family of writers. In 1978 he got artist and designer education, having graduated from art faculty of the Moscow institute of technology. After termination of the High director’s courses worked in cinema and animation and created some animated films on the «Soyuzmultfilm» studio. Seriously being engaged in illustrating work was a member of the Moscow Union of artists. In 1990 moved to the USA where his artistic style was accomplished and formed.
Kafanov works with painting and graphics, creates sculptures and installations.
Constant participant of the Artexpo exhibitions (New York, USA). Lives and works in New York.