| Yury Pestov was born in 1960 in Leningrad. In 1977 finished school #190 (art-college-type). Participated in collective exhibitions, then became interested in the theater. Made self-education. In early 1980-s prepared the stage design for a ballet choreographed by Leonid Lebedev in The Leningrad Small Theater of Opera and Ballet.
Made interior design projects. In 1995 attended courses on intaglio, serigraphy, lithography in La Scuola Internazionale di Grafica di Venezia in Italy. Participated in various exhibitions (e.g. The Russian Cultural Center in Paris). Then traveled and worked in printmaking in universities, cultural centers and with individual artists in Finland, Spain, Colombia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, where also made a public sculpture in Tamarindo.
From 20.03.99 to 12.04.99 held a solo exhibition in The Jordanian Association of Plastic Artists in Amman, Jordan : "Al-Ferdous, The Rose Garden" summarizing his impressions from traveling and printmaking in The Middle East. In CSW Cyber Art & Poetry Spring/Summer Show 2000 based in USA received Honorable Mention and The Artist Magazine Award. On July 30 2000 participated in the international art project "Emplacements" in St.Petersburg, Russia with his performance "From Holland to New Holland".