Vladimir Kovalev was born in 1984 in Kharkov. He received elementary art education at the Kharkov Art College (1999 - 2004) and in 2010, he graduated from the Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts, the Faculty of Fine Arts, specializing in easel painting.
An important role in his work is played by observation and working with nature. In his painting, Vladimir allows the viewer to see ordinary things through the eyes of the artist. For him, canvas and paints serve as a conductor between the author's perception of the world and the surrounding reality.
Since 2010, he has been teaching painting at the Kharkov Art College. Vladimir regularly takes part in national and international plein airs since 2006. He has been a participant of regional and All-Ukrainian exhibitions since 2003.