Current and past exhibits:
Apr 2019: Order Chaos, South Shore Art Gallery, Cohasset MA
Apr 2018 - May 2018: Beijing, China artist residency at the Inside Out Museum, Haidian District
Sep 2018: Quincy's Art Fest at Adams Field, MA
Jan 2018: Quincy's PopUP Gallery at 1534 Hancock St, MA
Nov 2017: Breaking Barriers, Massachusetts State House, Boston MA
Oct 2017: Open Up, Gallery 334, Milton MA
Sep 2017: Quincy's Art Fest Gallery at Adams Field, MA
May 2017: Godine Gallery, MassArt Boston MA
Dec 2016 - Dec 2018: Boston Office of Education
Dec 2016 - Dec 2017: Harvard Mass Eye and Ear, Boston MA
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017: Boston City Hall
May 2018: Art.China.cn
Nov 2017: blog.mass.gov
Awards and Achievements:
Apr 2017: Awarded Painting Departmental Honors from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston
Apr 2019: Honorable Mention by director of Chase Young Gallery, Boston for participation in Order and Chaos at Shouth Shore Gallery, Cohasset
Elena was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She came to the US in 2001 and settled permanently in Boston MA. She holds a BS in Economics from Sofia University, an MBA with major Accounting from University of Massachusetts, Boston and a BFA with major Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Elena worked as a tax accountant for several years before she made a decision to become an artist.
In September 2013 she made a difficult choice to end her accounting career and enrolled full time at Massachusetts College of Art and Design to study Painting. She graduated with honors in May 2017 with a BFA, Painting.
Elena is an independent artist and also runs a small entertainment business offering private paint parties and classes to adults and kids.
Elena works with oils, acrylics and watercolor. Her main interest is in exploring how the environment influences our daily lives; how each of us establishes a different connection with our surroundings. She investigates the spaces and realities that exist within this connection.