1971 - graduated from the Lviv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts (department of art ceramics).
Member of the Artists' Union of the USSR since 1986.
Since 1988 he works with "Ekspress-Avangard" association at the Soviet Cultural Foundation (established in 1986, Moscow, Russia).
1988-91 - participated in various exhibitions in the USSR and other countries.
Participated in more than 70 foreign and international projects, organized 25 personal exhibitions and projects in Ukraine, Poland, Austria and Germany.
"I am generally interested in the forms of creation and destruction, and on this verge - emergence of new forms, substances of new state."
"Igor Yanovych is maitre of Ukrainian neo avant-garde, experienced "non figurative artist."
Alla Cherdyntseva, "Vechirni Visti"
"Texture plays an extremely important role in the artist's works."
"Yanovych's painting is an intuitive and imaginative phenomenon. Dictated by the inner nature, it opposes to conceptual games with the viewer, deduction of effects, engagement, provocation and shocking. It is an artistic act, directed not at the exterior, but at the interior world."