Artist of arts and crafts, member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
Born in Arkhangelsk. He graduated from art school. He studied with folk artists and Moscow artist Tamara Sanchez. The main occupation of the artist was applied art.
Yuri Hodiy exhibits his work since 1978. Participant of exhibitions in Syktyvkar, Vologda, Paris, Novgorod, Moscow, Murmansk. His works are in museums of Moscow, Magnitogorsk, Arkhangelsk, in private collections in Russia, Germany, Norway, France.
Author and co-author of many wooden monuments of Arkhangelsk