Vladimir Matveev was born in Blagoveschensk-on-the-Amur on 20th May 1963 to the family of a sculptor. He started on his artistic career in Penza, where his family moved when he was 11 years of age. There he began to exhibit his work at professional shows from 1980.From 1980 to 1982 he studied at the Penza Art school and continued his artistic quest.