Alexander Khomenko was born in Minsk, U.S.S.R. in 1961 and has lived in Kyiv, Ukraine for most of his life. Self-taught as an iconographer and fine artist specializing in historical themes, Khomenko assisted in church restoration and painting at the Kyiv Pecherska Lavra Monastery of the Caves in the 1980s. He also worked in icon restoration in newly revived churches throughout the Kyiv, Crimea, and Zaporizhye regions of Ukraine.
Khomenko has taught icon painting in Canada at the Ukrainian Cultural and Education Centre in Winnipeg and has exhibited and had commissions in Winnipeg and Toronto. Currently the artist's work focusses on specific periods of Ukrainian history that featured the hetman and kozak. The pride, independence and innate strength seen on the faces of the hetman and kozak figures done in pen and ink illustrate Alexander Khomenko's expressive style.