Dmitriy Emelyanenko born on March 6, 1966 in the village of Levikha, Kirovgrad district of the Sverdlovsk region, Russia, in the family of a miner, has six brothers and a sister.
In 1981, he graduated from the Levikhinsky secondary school No. 17 and entered the specialty “Carver in Artistic Stone Processing” at the Sverdlovsk City Art Vocational Technical School No. 42, from which graduated many well-known Ural craftsmen — jewelers and stone carvers.
In 1985, after graduating from an art school, he worked at the Levikhinsky mine, as a graphic designer. At the end of the same year he was drafted into the ranks of the Soviet army. He served in the KTurkVO (Red Banner Turkestan Military District) in Ashgabat.
After serving in the army, in 1987 he was worked stone carver artist at the production association «Ural Quartz Gems». Working at «Ural Quartz Gems» he created a unique technology for polishing soft stone.
Since 1988, a member of the section of decorative and applied art of the Urals, the All-Russian public organization “Union of Artists of Russia” (since 1997, the section of jewelry and stone carving art of the Ekaterinburg branch).
In 1991, he took up his own creative activities in the field of stone carving art, becoming one of the leaders and co-founder of the company “Yakhont & Co.”.
In 1992, at the company “Yakhont & Co.” he came up with his own technology for installation the eyes from the inside, thanks to which the eyes turn out to be alive, significantly increasing the artistic level of the work. Since that time, all stone-cutting human figures of the company “Yakhont and Co.” were executed exclusively with the use of this technology of installation eyes.
Since 1999, he worked independently in his own creative workshop. From the same year, he was engaged in the creation of his own direction in stone carving art.
In 2001, in a joint creative workshop with A. Zhukov, certain scenes were shot for the feature film Undercover Power released in 2002.
In 2002, he was the first to invent the technology which he called “the technology of the volume of a living eye”, and for the first time applied the technology in his stone carving artwork “Dachshund”.
Since 2006, having lost the premises of his own creative workshop due to the landlord’s refusal to extend the lease, he tried to worked in other workshops, while simultaneously seeking funds for the creation of a new creative workshop.
In 2010 he was awarded the Order of A. K. Denisov-Uralsky for outstanding services in the preservation and development of the best traditions of Russian stone-carving art.