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Elena Iosilevich, aka Seroff, is a New York-based artist who works in abstract painting, drawing, and printmaking. Born in 1975 in the coastal city Kaliningrad (Königsberg), Elena developed a passion for art at a young age and dedicated herself to honing her craft. She spent her teenage years in Estonia. After finishing high school in Paldiskiy, Elena studied fashion design at LEX University in Tallinn. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Elena returned to her hometown, where she earned a diploma from the Art and Industry College in Decorative Art. In 1996, Elena immigrated to New York, where perspectives on art continued to develop and evolve. In 2010, she participated in the two-year program for figurative drawing at The National Academy and School of Fine Art and Chelsea Classical Studio in New York.

Despite being an impressionist artist, Elena decided to branch out and start creating abstract art. This new direction has allowed her to explore deeper themes and emotions through her work. Elena often incorporates her experiences and feelings in her abstract paintings, adding intimacy and vulnerability to her art. The artist's transition from impressionist to abstract art has been an exciting evolution in Elena's career, showing her versatility and willingness to take risks to grow and evolve.

Being passionate about art, Elena started Clarus Art Studio in 2015. The same year, she began working as an art director at The Pushkin Society of America. Later, she founded The Pushkin Society Artists Guild for established and emerging artists, where she curated many art and literature events. Elena also serves as Founder and Art Director for Artios Gallery, a curated online gallery that showcases contemporary artists selected for their unique creative vision. In 2021, Elena participated in the group exhibition "Sciarsism" at the Kyiv History Museum, Ukraine. She received The Best Artist in Abstract award during the show and exhibited at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). Elena is an artist whose work spans both impressionist and abstract styles. Her unique approach to capturing light and color and her willingness to delve into deeper themes through her abstract work make her a standout in art. She believes that observation, creativity, hard work, and scholarship are the keys to her development as an artist. Currently, Elena lives and works in New York City. 

Education

  • The certified program, Sotheby's Art Institute

       New York, NY (2019)

 

  • Chelsea Classical Art Studio, New York, NY (2012-2016)

  • Figurative Drawing, National Academy and School of Fine Art

       New York, NY (2012)​

  • Professional Art and Industry College, BA Decorative Art and Craft

       Kaliningrad / Königsberg, Russia (1995)                                      

  • “LEX” University, Fashion Design

       Tallinn, Estonia (1993)

Professional Affiliation

  • National Association of Women Artists, Member

  • Southampton Artists Association, Member

  • The Pushkin Society in America, Art Director

  • ​An International Art Alliance, Member

  • Association of Women Art Dealers, Member

  • Artios Gallery, Founder

  • Art Plexus Group, Project Collaborator

  • Sciarsism Group, Member @ Project Collaborator

Collection

Artworks are represented in private collections in the USA, Spain, Russia, Estonia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, The UK.

Selected Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2024 Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories, NAWA & Vanda Gallery, New Rochelle, NY

2024 Affordable Art Fair NY, Spring 2024, NYC

2024 International Juried Show, The Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

2023 Shanghai International Art Fair, China

2023 MvVO AD Art Show, Powerhouse Arts, NY

2023 NAWA 134th Annual Exhibition, One Art Space, NY

2023 ArtExpo New York Fair, NYC

2022 Support Ukraine Group Show, Tenri Cultural Institute / International Art Alliance, NY

2021 Sciarsism, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Moscow, Russia

2021 Best Artist in Abstract Art, Kyiv History Museum & Exhibition Center, Kyiv, Ukraine

2021 MvVO AD Art Show at Westfield World Trade Center, NY

2021 Circle Foundation For The Arts, Online

2021 Santa Fe Art & Design Fair, Santa Fe, NM

2020 RAVE Miami Art Fair, Online

2020 My America, International Salon of Contemporary Art, Online

2019 Traveling Through The Light, Tenri Cultural Institute curated by Artios Gallery, NY

2019 In Search of An Illusion, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY

2018 The SOHO Art Show, Dacia Gallery, NY

2018 NAWA 129th Annual Member Exhibition, 195 Chrystie Street Gallery, NY

2018 An Uncompromising Power of Expression: A Rhapsody in Diversity, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY

2017 NAWA Gallery Member Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, NY

2017 IAF (International Art Festival), The Highline Loft Gallery curated by Museum of Russian Art, NY

2017 Metamorphosis of Dreams. From Past to the Present, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY

2017 Faces of the Earth, Solo show, Grand Central Public Library, NY

2017 The Adore of Spring, Caelum Gallery, NY

2017 Sergey Hollerbarch & The Pushkin Society in America, The 67th St Public Library, NY

2017 Tatiana's Day Show, The National Writer Union, NY

2017 Tales of Talents, An International Art Alliance, NY

2016 Search of Imagination, Museum of Russian ART, NJ

2015 Southampton Artist Association Member Show, The Levitas Center for the Arts, NY

2014 Art in the Park, Southampton Artist Association, NY

2013 The 16th Annual Fine Art Show, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY

2013 The 24th Annual Fine Art and Craft Show, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NY

2013 LIC open Arts 10x10 Exhibition, Long Island City, NY

2012 An International Art Festival, Museum of Russian Art, NJ

2012 Art Takes Miami, Artists Wanted Organization, Miami, FL

2012 Labor Day Show, Southampton Artist Association, The Levitas Center for the Arts, NY

2012 Memorial Day Show, Southampton Artist Association, The Levitas Center for the Arts, NY​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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CV / Selected Exhibitions (PDF)

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