Hello! My name is Elena and I am an Artist based in Bristol, UK.

I like to explore a range of media within my work and I am enthusiastic about learning new techniques and skills. My work is often playful and energetic with a focus on character, colour and humour. I am influenced by Film, Television, Science Fiction and History; the odder the better. The combination of the surreal and the mundane is a reoccurring theme in my work; and my work often features Monsters, Myths and Aliens.

I co-created Breakthrough Art Fair; as a way for inexperienced Artists to sell their work and meet other creatives. Our goal with Breakthrough is to be inclusive, affordable and diverse; creating a friendly atmosphere for artists make connections and make money.  

Published Work:

Vague Zine, 2017

Stir Magazine, 2018

Serial Killers, Pizza Eaters, 2018

Paper Darts Volume 8, 2019 

Paper Darts, Various Articles, 2019

Flamboyance of Flamingos, Various Articles, 2020

Events:

Bristol, Shake, 2016

Breakthrough Art Fair, Bristol, May 2018

Breakthrough Art Fair, Bristol, December 2018

Garota Hacker Fashion Project, Bristol, December 2019

Competitions: 

Shortlisted for 'Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter' at the RWA, Poster Competition, 2016

Winner of Brexit Comic Competition by Graphic News, 2017

Exhibitions:

Give Me Some Space Exhibition, Tobacco Factory, Bristol, 2017

The Brexhibition, UWE Bristol, 2017

Degree Show, UWE Bristol, 2017

Break A Lead Exhibition, Hoxton Arches, London 2017

UpFest, Bristol, 2018

Featured:
AOI (Association of Illustrators) Blog, 2017

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