Aleksey Vaselivich Kakalo was born in 1942 in Derzhavinka village, Chernigov region (Ukraine). In 1971 he graduated from the Kiev State Art institute. Basanets, Puzirkov and Trohimenko were among his teachers. He became the head of the regional branch of the Union of Artists in 1985.
Member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine (1977). Honored Artist of Ukraine (2001).