Ilya Komov was born in 1965 in Moscow.
He has finished the Moscow Middle Art School in 1983 and Moscow State Art Institute named after Surikov in 1989.
Ilya participates in exhibitions since 1987.
Together with Anton Arhipov, Pavel Durasov, Ekaterina Vasileva and Peter Bragovsky he has entered the informal art association named "Ark" (the anti-commercial protest action at Arbat, exhibitions in the Central House of the Physician and in “Youth" Magazine editions). Ilya is a member of the Union of Artists since 1991; his first personal exhibition was conducted in 1994 in Helsinki. He is a winner of the “Gold Brush” competition, of the Moscow Union of Artists awards; is awarded with Honorable diploma of the Russian Academy of Arts. In 2000 he was selected by the “Faces” magazine among the main persons of the new millennium. In 2005-2006 Ilya made creative expedition to India and has created a cycle of the “Russian portrait of India” (which was nominated to the Silver medal of the Russian Academy of Arts). He is a Member of the Board of guardians of the temple of Apostle Thomas in New Delhi which is under construction; a Member of Parish council of the temple of Nine martyrs of Kizick in Moscow and parishioner of Leontyevsky temple in Romanov-Borisoglebsk. By this time Ilya is the author of more than 20 personal exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
He lives and works in Moscow and Romanov-Borisoglebsk (nowadays Tutaev).