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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.


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Best season of the year in Toronto

Autumn

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

Toronto
PRINT 2019

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