Elena Gorlenko

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Born and educated in Russia, I split my time now between Toronto, Canada and Berlin, Germany. I am a printmaker and endeavour to create ornate storytelling images for slow viewing. Wanderlust is a big part of my creative process. Many of my works are deeply inspired by my travels around the world. I strive to develop an extensive appreciation for nature, foreign cultures and traditions through my trips.


Inside the Studio


Best season of the year in Toronto


Only thing you need when you leave the house

My phone with a camera and my curiosity

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Taking care of my family, roaming through countryside, reading while listening to jazz

Describe your home in 3 words

Heart and soul

When did you start making art, and why?

When I left the business world and finally moved to Canada. I always had a desire to explore and tap into my creativity but was 'always too busy'. Appreciation of Art and creativity have now become an essential part of my well-being. The urge to create compelled me to take classes at the Ottawa School of Art and since then I've never stopped. I actually feel anxious and uneasy when I'm not creating.

What do you listen to when you work?

Audiobooks with compelling stories

Upcoming Exhibitions
John B.Aird Gallery

PRINT 2019

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