iLia is one of the very few artists in the world who are considered masters of the art of traditional fresco painting. His extensive knowledge of the techniques of this unique art form are much admired and sought out. He has been widely exhibited in Russia, Europe and the United States. His commissions include large-scale frescoes and murals in private homes as well as public areas around the world. iLia is the founder of the Fresco School and he has been teaching fresco painting at the Fresco School, Otis College of Art & Design, Getty Institute and other venues since 1996.