Sergei Marshennikov was born in 1971 in Ufa, Russia. From a young age Marshennikov was interested in drawing, sculpture, and painting. Encouraged by his family and his private tutors, he decided to become a professional artist, and in 1995 he graduated from the Ufa Art School, later continuing his education at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg. His paintings hang in museums and private collections across the globe, including the US, Russia, England, Denmark, France, and Japan.