Elena Yampolsky

Received her master’s degree in fashion design and drawing from the prestigious Russian Institute for Textile.  She graduated with honors in her formal academic trainings in 1982.  These studies included all topics related to art such as: sketching, water color, composition, sculpture and photography.

In 1983 she first put her art on display at the 15th Annual “Young Artists Exhibit” in Moscow and has been featured in dozens of important art shows and exhibits in Russia and Israel ever since.

Elena’s work was featured in art shows such as: “Drawings of Russia” in 1982 and “The Fall Art Exhibition of Moscow” in 1986.  She also took part in the “Artists of Moscow drawing for peace” art exh9ibition in the same year and in “Women drawing in Moscow”.

Elena immigrated to Israel in 1992 and in the years that followed worked as a drawing teacher as well as an Art as Therapy instructor in various Jerusalem schools and institutes.  She has also worked as an illustrator for a variety of book publishing companies and as a tapestry designer.

By 1994 Elena was exhibiting her work at the important “Village Artists” art exhibition in Jerusalem and her work was featured at the “Transparent Walls” art show that took place at the congress centre in the heart pf Jerusalem, also in 2001.

In 2001 Elena participated in a project called “Painting the Defence Wall” om the Gilo neighbourhood of Jerusalem.  During 2002 Elena began her work as an artist at the “Artnova Studio” where she started working with a new technique called “Soft Art” where she creates tapestries and paintings with different mediums such as acrylic fibers, assorted fabrics and strings.  Her current works are on display at the “Omanut Ha’aretz” art exhibition in Tel Aviv as well as participating in other important yearly exhibitions.