Genadii Gogoliuk was born in Sholkhov, Rostov Oblast, Russia in 1960. He studied at the Lugansk art school in the Ukraine and later at the St Petersburg Academy of Art. He worked for several years with the Kirov Theater (now the Mariinskii Theatre) in St Petersburg. He has exhibited work in Finland, Denmark, Germany (Kunstforum, Bonn, 1992 and Heimatmuseum, Burgeln 1993) as well as a joint exhibition at the Russian Museum, St Petersburg (1995). More recently, Gennadii was guest artist at the Arts Festival in Macerata, Italy (2008).
Since relocating to Edinburgh in 1998 he has exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Scottish Artists. In 2000 he received the Maud Gemmell Hutchison Prize at this year's Royal Scottish Academy.