Sasha Budayev was born in 1988 in Minsk, Belarus. From 2004 through 2008 he studied painting at Minsk State Art College. From 2008 through 2014 he also studied at the Saint-Petersburg Academy of Art (Repin Academy). He studied contemporary art and critical theory at School of Engaged Art Chto Delat, Saint-Petersburg and the School of a Young Artist ProArte, Saint-Petersburg. As a third year student of he started to teach academic painting and drawing from life as well as composition at art schools and ateliers. For the 2017-2018 academic year he taught drawing and painting at Minsk State Art College. Recently, he has been teaching drawing at Princeton Academy of Art as well as figure drawing and a basic drawing class for children at Bridgeview School of Fine Art, New York.