Elena Iosilevich is a Russian-American artist who was born in Kaliningrad, Russia. Her family moved to Estonia when she was 13 years old. Elena studied fashion design at LEX University in Tallinn. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Elena returned to Kaliningrad, where she earned her diploma from the State Art and Industry College in Decorative Art major. It was here that she got her first experience as an art teacher in the local elementary school and as a stage designer for the school of performing arts. In 1996, Elena moved to New York, where she studied figurative drawing at The National Academy and School of Fine Art with Sharon Sprung, Nicholas M. Dollar- Raynolds, Eric March and took multiple private art lessons with Brandon Soloff at Chelsea Classical Studio. Her next project was to start Clarus Art Studio for kids, where she works as an art instructor.
Elena is a member of the Southampton Artist Association, National Association of Women Artist, an International Art Alliance, and Brooklyn Arts Council organizations. Also, Elena works as an art director and helps with organizing art events at The Pushkin Society in America.
Elena believes that observation and creativity, as well as hard work and learning, are the keys to her development as an artist. She currently lives and works in New York, NY.




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