Artist's Statement.

 

Creativity is the way to tell a story and evoke my feelings. I take my inspiration from the great Impressionists as well as old masters of the Renaissance period, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, and Caravaggio. I capture the mood of the surrounding world through colors and lines. I am also drawn towards the simple and unpretentious. I use traditional materials such as oil, watercolor, ink, and pencil. Trained as a classical painter, I decided to expand my artistic view on abstract forms that consist of a blend of lines and color. This reflects my interpretation of the abstract way of thinking.

The sensibility is reflected in my graphics series “Love in three colors” and “Adam & Eve Rebirth”. Each work depicts an emotional connection between people, an expression of love, passions, and movement as a continuation of life.

 

 

Biography.

 

Elena Iosilevich is a Russian-American artist who was born in Kaliningrad, Russia. 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 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. She participated in the intensive two-year program for figurative drawing at The National Academy and School of Fine Art in 2010. During her study at NASFA, Elena met great artists such as Sharon Sprung, Nicholas M. Dollar- Raynolds, Eric March, and took multiple private art lessons with Brandon Soloff at Chelsea Classical Studio. Elena's interest in classical drawing and painting allowed her to build a strong understanding of the core rules in fine art. For the past years, Elena has been focusing on developing new techniques and expanding her view in abstract art. 

 

In 2015, she started Clarus Art Studio for kids and began to volunteer as an art director at The Pushkin Society in America. In 2016, Elena founded The Pushkin Society Artists Guild for established and emerging artists and curated many art and literature events.

 

Elena is a member of the Southampton Artist Association, National Association of Women Artist, an International Art Alliance, and Brooklyn Arts Council. 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.

 

To commission or purchase artwork please contact Elena directly.

Education

2019 

       

The certified program, Sotheby's Art Institute

New York, NY

 

2012 

       

Figurative Drawing, National Academy and School of Fine Art,

New York, NY


1995 

   

BA Decorative Art and Craft, Professional Art and Industry College,                                         Kaliningrad, Russia

1993     

   

Fashion Design, “LEX” University

Tallinn, Estonia



 

Selected Group & Solo Exhibitions

2019   

Works on Paper

1199 SEIU Bread & Roses Gallery, New York, NY

2019   

In Search of An Illusion: A Retrospective of Change

Tenri Cultural Institute. Artios Gallery, New York, NY 

2018

        

The SOHO art show

Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

 

2018        

NAWA 129th Annual Member Exhibition

195 Chrystie Street Gallery, New York, NY

2018

       

 An Uncompromising Power of Expression: A Rhapsody in Diversity.

Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY

2017       

 

NAWA Member Exhibition.

The National Association of Women Artists Gallery, New York, NY

2017     

IAF, An International Art Festival

The Highline Loft Gallery, New York, NY

2017       

 

Metamorphosis of Dreams. From the Past to the Present.

Tenri Gallery, New York, NY

2017   

     

Faces of the Earth. Solo exhibition.

Grand Central Library, New York, NY

2017

         

The Ardor of Spring Group Show.

Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

2017   

   

Serge Hollerbach and the Pushkin Society in America Art Exhibition.

The 67th street Library, New York, NY

2017     

   

Tatiana's Day Art Show.

The National Writer Union, New York, NY

2016   

     

Tales of Talent Art Exhibition.

Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

2016     

   

Search for Imagination Group Show.

MoRa, Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ

2015       

 

Labor Day Group Show.

The Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton, NY

2014       

Art in the Park Festival.

Southampton, NY


2013     

 

The 16th Annual Craft and Fine Art Festival

Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

2013       

 

The 24th Annual Autumn Crafts Festival.

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY


2013        

LIC Open Arts 10×10 Exhibition.

Long Island City, NY.


2012         

An International Art Festival, NJ.


2012     

   

Art Takes Miami online juried show organized by Artist Wanted Organization

2012         

Labor Day Show.

The Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton, NY
 

2012         

Memorial Day Show.

The Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton, NY

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