Elena Iosilevich is a New York-based 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.