Andrian Bersenev was born in Perm, Russia in 1963. He attended the Perm Art School from 1987 to 1991 and was accepted into the prestigious Repin Institute in St. Petersburg upon his graduation. He studied at the Institute from 1991 to 1997 receiving his diploma from the studio of Professor Eremeev. He was invited to take post-graduate classes at the Institute and to become a highly-respected associate professor. He finished his post-graduate studies in 2001 and, today, is a professor.