Dmitri Swain graduated with a degree in the arts and sciences from Portland State University in 2011. Drawing upon nature, books, music, movies, and his family roots of European and Middle Eastern heritage for inspiration, he creates mixed media works of art primarily in sculpture.

When not making art, Dmitri loves to spend time with his family, going on
hikes in nature, playing guitar, catching a movie, and reading the occasional good novel on a rainy day. Dmitri resides in a mossy shingle-style beach house with his wife and daughter, along with their old dog Sheila on the upper left edge of the Oregon coast.