Валерий Кот holds a degree in architecture and used to work in architectural firms throughout Kiev, Ukraine. In 1985 changes his vocation and starts dealing with art, lead by ideas of surrealism he is so fascinated by, from his earlier years. In 1977 performs his first art works in surrealism genre. His first show took place on April 1979. Since 1986 artist exhibits and participates in various shows in Kiev on a permanent basis. Artist exhibits in EuroCenter Berlin, Germany in 1991 Belgium in 1995 and 1997. The concept of artist’s work is uncontrolled play of subconscious associations, philosophy and inscrutability of the images and themes, connection of natural with surreal, reality with fiction.