Designer and photographic artist, Yurii Bakay was born in 1975 in Lviv.

He graduated in 1999 from the Art Institute of the V. Stefanyk National University of Precarpathia (Ivano-Frankivsk). He lives and works in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine). He is a member of the National Society of Artist Photographers of Ukraine, member of the Columbus Photo Club (Tysmenitsa). He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Ukraine, Germany and France.