Sergei Noskov was born in 1961 in St. Petersburg, Russia. His grandmother was raised in Mongolia and owned a significant collection of thanka paintings (traditional paintings of Buddhist deities and symbols originating from Tibet). From early childhood Sergey was inspired by these works and desired to learn this art. In 1987 he met famous Buriat thanka painter Nima Tseren and renowned Mongolian sculptor and painter, Danzan Lama. He moved to Buriatia, Siberia, in order to study with his teachers for five years. During this time he painted many thankas on commissions for many lamas and lay people in the area.
In 1991 an expedition from St. Petersburg Religious Art Museum came to Buriatia in search of art to add to their collection. They commissioned Sergey to create works for their museum. Soon after two curators from two other museums, Ulan-Ude Fine Arts Museum and the Irkutsk Museum, also commissioned paintings. Two large thankas, one 4 x 3 feet and one 5 x 8 feet, are included in the Guzinarzorski Monastery's art collection in Buriatia.
In the years following he has worked in Belgium, India, Russia, and the United States and his paintings are included in many private collections and fine art museums worldwide. From 1997 to 2001 Sergei was the lead painter and artistic consultant for the Padma Samye Ling Retreat Center in upstate New York. Working closely with the two Tibetian Lamas: Ven. Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rinpoche who founded the center. He has executed extensive mural work which covers 5,000 square feet and depicts more than 500 Buddhist figures along with countless images and symbols.
In 2008 Sergey returned to Padma Samye Ling Monastery in Upstate, NY and currently resides there. He continues to work on projects in the Buddhist community as well as commissions from collectioners of Tibetan Art and Buddhist practitioners.