Professor, full member (academician) of the National Academy of Arts Of Ukraine, Honoured worker of Arts of Ukraine (1989), Folk artist Of Ukraine (2006).
Was born 1938 р. In C. village of Brid, Transcarpathia (Ukraine). 1960 entered the Lviv State Institute of Arts and Crafts (today the Lviv National Academy of Arts).
1965-1972 Lecturer of the Department of Art Ceramics LDIPDM.
1972-1988 on creative work.
1991-1992 Head Of Lviv Regional Union of artists of Ukraine.
1992-1996 head of Art Glass Department, Lviv Academy of Arts.
1996-2000 vice-rector of Lviv Academy of Arts.
2000-2015 Rector of Lviv National Academy of Arts.
Since 2015 Head of the Western Scientific and Art Center of the National Academy Of Arts of Ukraine.
1989 Silver Medal of the Academy of arts of the USSR.
2002 National Prize Of Ukraine. T. Shevchenko.
2009 a Cavalier Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
2013 Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise the 5Th degree.
2016 Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise IV degree.
The Initiator of International symposium of thick glass holding in Lviv since 1989. International symposium of thick glass. Founder of the Museum of glass in Lviv. One of the pioneers of international motion of studio Glass on the territory of former Soviet Union.
The Participant of numerous personal and group exhibitions in Ukraine, China, USA, France, Belgium, Israel, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Holland, Denmark, Finland, Norway.