Sergey Malina started his artistic education at the age of five. He graduated from Art College in Kiev, Ukraine. In years that followed, he continued his education through private lessons with well known Ukrainian artists. He enhanced his traditional techniques by examining works of Old Masters and learned about contemporary methods at the same time. He tested his ability to work on the large scale when he worked as a theater set decorator in Kiev Operetta Theater. In his work Sergey uses wide range of materials and techniques including oil, acrylic, watercolor as well as printmaking.
His paintings are in private and corporate collections in Canada, USA, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, including private collections of Founder and Chairman of Magna International Frank Stronach, baritone Kim Josephson of Metropolitan Opera, New York, Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion, and Prince Hubertus zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg of Munich, Germany. Sergey was commissioned by BBDO and Frito Lay to create portraits for 'Mad for Doritos' advertising campaign. His Series of Portraits of Canadian wartime heroes are on permanent displays across Canada including the Warplane Heritage Museum at Mount Hope (Ontario), The Greenwood Military Aviation Museum, Queen's University Memorial Room and Office of Chief of Air Command of Canada in Ottawa.
Sergey Malina has also been teaching art to adults and children for the past 19 years. Many of his students have eventually chosen to pursue a career related to art. In addition to private and group lessons, he has taught courses at the Burlington Art Center, York Region Public School Board (Adults Continuing Education) and at the Newmarket School of Fine Art. He has also held art workshops at IBM, Bank of Montreal, The Parkway Artist's Guild, Willowdale Society of Artists, Richmond Hill Society of Artists, Markham Society of Artists, and York Region Society of Artists, and served as a juror at the Richmond Hill Group of Artists Annual Juried Exhibition.