Arkady Morozov was born in 1950 in Leningrad. He started his artistic education in the Moscow’s regional art school and continued his studies in the Petrozavodsk Pedagogical School. He later returned to the pedagogical school as a teacher after graduating from the Repin Institute of Painting, Architecture and Sculpture in Leningrad in 1982.
Today, the artist lives and works in Petrozavodsk and is central to Karelia’s artistic life. Since 1982, Morozov has intensively taught at all of the art high schools in Petrozavodsk and has guided the youth section of the Union of Artists in Karelia. Morozov successfully combines teaching with rigorous individual work. He often exhibits his artwork abroad, does illustrations for publications and experiments in the theatre on painting sets.
The surrealistic landscapes in acrylics and the archaic pictograms which are both spread over fiberboards are indicative of a significant theoretical approach that is fundamental in Morozov’s paintings. As it is widely known, surrealism took an extremely active approach in its focus on the subconscious mind. Coupled with primitive primeval art as a source of philosophical inspiration for the twentieth century art, these two fields of art are widely referenced in Morozov's artwork.