Born in 1964 in the Tyumen region. He studied painting in evening art school. In 1993 he graduated from art-graphic faculty of Omsk pedagogical University. Plotnikov travels a lot in search of impressions and ideas. Themes of his work – nature, history, Slavic, mythological culture. Plotnikov works as a painter and graphic artist, creates installations, the modeling of clothes. Member of the Moscow Union of artists "international art Fund". Works are kept in museums and private collections in Russia and abroad.