Born in Moscow in 1974, Alexei Butirskiy entered Moscow Art College in 1992. In 1996 he finished his studies at the Art College and graduated with an Excellence Diploma. In 1998 he completed the Russian Academy of the Arts where he studied under respected professor L.S. Hasyanova.
By 1996, he was participating in numerous exhibitions, including the Russian Union of Artists, the Moscow Union of Artists, and the Art-Salon at the Manezh in Moscow. From 1998 to 2000, he had six one-man shows in the Central House of Artists, and in 2001 his work was featured as part of the Russian Post-Impressionism auctions in London.
Since 1996, Butirskiy has participated in over 10 exhibitions, one man shows and auctions both in Russia and in England and over 25 shows in the United States.