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Elena Seroff is a contemporary New York-based artist who works in abstract painting, drawing, and printmaking. Born in 1975 in the coastal city of Kaliningrad (Konigsberg), 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, where she was taught art by prominent artists like Sharon Sprung, Eric March, and Brandon Soloff.

 

Despite being an impressionist artist, Elena decided to embark on a new artistic journey, venturing into the realm of abstract art. This transition has allowed her to delve into deeper themes and emotions, infusing her work with a sense of intimacy and vulnerability. Elena's abstract paintings often reflect her experiences and feelings, adding a unique depth to her art. Her shift from impressionist to abstract art marks a significant evolution in her career, demonstrating her versatility and courage to take artistic risks to grow and evolve.

 

Driven by her passion for art, Elena founded Clarus Art Studio in 2015. The same year, she took on the role of an art director at The Pushkin Society of America. Later, she established The Pushkin Society Artists Guild, a platform for established and emerging artists, where she curated numerous art events. Elena also serves as the Founder and Art Director of Artios Gallery, an online gallery that showcases contemporary artists selected for their unique creative vision. In 2021, Elena's work was featured 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, hard work, and scholarship are the keys to her artistic development. 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

  • Allied Artists of America, Member

  • 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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