Boris Orlov was born in Khimki in 1941. He graduated from the Moscow Higher School of Industrial Art, department of monumental and decorative sculpture. He was the organizer of evenings and one-day exhibitions at the Sculptors' Club in the Artist's House on Kuznetsky Most. He was one of the organizers of the First Creative Association of Moscow Artists. In his art, Orlov works with the Soviet paradigm of heroism, he explores the totalitarian model of power. His ironic imperial style is intertwined with the avant-garde elements. Orlov's Khokhloma patterns swallow up black-and-white historical war photographs like “ruthless Chronos”. The artist's works are presented in the collections of major Russian and foreign museums: among them the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, MOMA in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the State Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Lives and works in Moscow.