Stepan Riabchenko was born in 1987.
He graduated from the Architectural and Art Institute of the Odessa State Academy of Civil
Engineering and Architecture.
In 2012, he received a Special Prize of Kyiv Sculpture Project 2012—the First International
Festival of Contemporary Sculpture.
He lives and works in Odessa.
According to legend, 150 years ago on March 9, 1862 at the Botanic Garden area there are happened to be a miracle – the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint Jonah Kyivskyi, the founder of Holy Trinity Jonah’s Monastery. According to Jonah’s description, an immaterial fire preceded the appearance of the Saint Virgin. Riabchenko’s object is dedicated to this magic story and titled Appearance on this occasion.