Oleg Basaev born in 1960 in Beslan, North Ossetiya, where he studied Fine Arts, and then went on to finish his studies at the Surikov State Academy in Moscow. Since 1990 he teaches painting, drawing and Composition, at the state Academy of North Ossetiya, where he is at present the Head of the Art Department.
Through Surrealism, with a touch of Symbolism and Minimalism, he paints a metaphysical world in which figures, objects and landscapes merge in perfect harmony, to make a deep and profound impression to any discerning observer.
1988- 1996: Participated in group exhibitions in Russia (Vladikavkaz, Rostov on Don, Krasnodar, Moscow).
1996: Exhibition at Roman Tabakman’s Museum of Contemporary Russian Art. New York. USA.
1997: Russian-American joint exhibition “Young Russia”. New York. USA.
1998: Group exhibition in ‘IR- ART” gallery at the Central House of Artists. Moscow. This exhibition takes place annually.
1999: International exhibition “ART- EXPO”. Barcelona. Spain.
2000: All- Russian exhibition at the Central House of Artists. Moscow.
2000:International exhibition “ART- EXPO”. Barcelona. Spain.
2001:Russian exhibition. Maniege Arena. Moscow.
2001:International exhibition “ART LINE” Ghent. Belgium.
2004:Exhibition at Diachroniki Gallery, Nicosia.
2005:United Nations Exhibition at President Hotel, Moscow Awards.
2004:First Prize of the North Ossetiya-Alania Artists Exhibition.
2005:Silver Medal of the Russian Academy of Arts.