Born in the village Bockarie vyaznikovskogo district of the Ivanovo-Voznesensk industrial region. Member of the Union of artists of Russian Federation since 1968. In 1948-1953 he studied at the Palekh art school. Teacher - N.M.Zinoviev. In 1953-1989, he worked at the Association of Palekh artists (1954 - Palekh art-production workshops). Led the Amateur society "Artists - to children".
Was engaged in monumental painting, painting porcelain. Themes of works: folklore, literature. Participant of exhibitions since 1960. The work of V. E. Ryabova are stored in museums: gmpi, the Russian Museum, the Ivanovo OC, GIM, GMAN, Pgaas, HF Russia, the Metropolitan Museum of art.