Was born in 1969 in Karaganda. In 1988 graduated from Karaganda Pedagogical College. Since 1988 he has lived and worked in Almaty; since 1995 has taught painting and composition in the Multiprofile gymnasium №79, and he is the head of the "NEW studio". Since 1996 he has taken active part in group exhibitions, projects, held personal exhibitions. Participant of fairs of original ceramics, miniatures and graphic arts. In 2010 he was awarded Gold Medal for artistic design of scientific monographs of academician I.V. Maslova (in 2006 and 2007). Makarov is a permanent member of jury of the Annual British Council competition for the best artwork.
His artworks are in private collections in Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland, USA, Canada, Germany, Australia, Italy, Azerbaijan.
Lives and works in Almaty, Kazakhstan.