1996 – Awarded the Russian Academy of Arts prestigious gold medal award for “Young Artist of the Year”

1999 – Awarded Grand Prize in “Window to the China” Exhibition/Competition, Russia-China

2002 – Awarded Grand Prize in “Portrait Competition of the American Society of Portrait Artists (ASOPA) at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, USA

2004 – Awarded Best of Show in International Portrait Competition of the Portrait Society of America, Boston, USA