Boruch was born in Russia, in the vicinity of Moscow in 1955. He is recalling his childhood: "From the age of four, I was involved in art, particularly in sculpture. For several years I was making lots of animal and human sculptures using modeling clay."
After high school, there was Moscow Civil Engineer Institute and a couple of years of military service in the Soviet Army. Then Boruch was working as a structural engineer in several architectural and engineering companies.
In 1996, he and his family immigrated to the United States. By that time, Boruch was a father of two boys - 12 years old Greg and newborn Sasha. They lived in Atlanta, Georgia where he worked as a designer for an engineering company. In 2001, he found an engineering position in the Chicago area. They moved there and settled in Skokie.
In the summer of 2002, Boruch found Evanston Art Center and enrolled in Sheila Ottinger’s class of figurative sculpture. He is saying "I was missing sculpting my whole life and it was just the right place for me." From that time to the present, he am frequently in the sculpture studio in EAC.
Boruch does primarily realistic sculptures - as he said "I love portraits and enjoying the beauty of the human body as well. Sometimes my enjoyment takes me further, and my realistic line transforms into a new way."
Summer of 2006, Boruch was working as facilitator (sculpture class) with special needs children at Little City Foundation. At the fall Boruch started to work with adult artists and it was a beginning of sculpture studio in campus. He has an experience working with seniors at Presbyterian Homes (Evanston) and at North Shore Senior Center (Northfield). Boruch loves clay and he feels it as his main medium, so Boruch's private sculpture class is “Clay Class” for children and adults.
Boruch Lev was displayed in numerous local and some international exhibitions. The latest are:
6th Beijing Art Biennale 2015, China; “Clay Ground”, two sculptors show at the Chicago Cultural Center, 2016; "Nude Winter", two-artist exhibit at Palette and Chisel Academy of Art, Chicago, 2017.