Sergej Hahonin was born in Chernogorsk, USSR. In 1977 he graduated with honors from Art Gymnasium V.I. Surikova, Krasnoyarsk.
In 1984 he graduated from the Siberian Academy of Fine Arts in Krasnoyarsk (ceramics and pottery), where his final project was made of porcelain with the theme on ‘Wind, Rocks, The Sea’. 1985-1991 he was employed in Krasnoyarsk state-owned company to create folk art as a painter and as a head of the Association of Contemporary Art.
On the basis of numerous exhibitions he became a member of the Association of Painters and Sculptors of Soviet Union. Ever since 1979, he has actively participated in art exhibitions in local, country and international level.
Since 1993 he lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia, making
unique ceramic and aintings, closely interwoven with the Slovenian culture and traditions.
His works have been exhibited in museums and collections in Russia, Germany, Australia, Portugal, Slovenia and the United States.