Pavel Proskuriakov is a Russian-Israeli photo artist who is currently living and working in Israel. Proskuriakov was born in Novosibirsk, the USSR in 1976. He has been interested in photography since his teenage years beginning with film camera and manual photo printing. In his later years, Proskuriakov became uninspired with the medium, until he discovered abstract photography, which resuscitated his photographic practice. Since 2013, Proskuriakov has exhibited extensively in Russia, Europe and in the United States. In 2015, he won first prize in the Fine Art/Abstract category at the International Photography Awards in Moscow. Since 2016, Pavel Proskuriakov is a member of The Russian Union of Art Photographers. In 2018, the artistic commission of the Ministry of Culture of Israel awarded Proskuriakov the honorary title of an outstanding artist.