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about the artist

Morning. You sip coffee while scrolling through social media posts. You see exotic places, far away people. And then suddenly, something looks familiar. Yes, it is an image of your neighbourhood; sunshine, tall trees, that interesting building at the corner of the street, the man that looks just like your neighbour is walking his dog.
This picture makes you feel good. It makes you feel proud of the beautiful place you live in - Winnipeg. You like it and you want to share it with others.


Elena El is a fine artist specializing in Winnipeg cityscape paintings. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas.
Elena's paintings have been featured on CBC National Television, CBC Manitoba Scene, Breakfast Television Winnipeg, Winnipeg Free Press.

Her artworks are in private and public collections, including Manitoba Government, Artis Reit Head Office, Red River Mutual Insurance Company and other offices and homes across Manitoba and Canada.
Elena studied classic drawing and painting at the college of Fine Arts (Odessa, Ukraine) and graduated from College of Design (Haifa, Israel). She has illustrated more than 15 children's books and has worked as a graphic designer for advertising agencies and magazines. In 2006 Elena made Winnipeg her home. Her studio is located at cre8ery gallery.

selected exhibitions

2010 - 2023 Manitoba Art Expo, annual art exhibition, Assiniboia Downs

2020 Winnipeg Moments, solo art exhibition, Woodlands gallery
2019 Scapes, group art exhibition, Edge gallery
2018 Simply Winnipeg, solo art exhibition, cre8ery gallery
2017 solo art exhibition, Shaarey Zedek
2017 Collective Voices, group art exhibition, cre8ery gallery
2016 Winnipeg: like & share, solo art exhibition, cre8ery gallery
2014 Winnipeg & Winnipeggers, two-person exhibit, Wayne Arthur gallery
2013 Hey Winnipeg!, solo art exhibition, cre8ery gallery
2011 Art-in-Peg, group exhibition, cre8ery gallery
2009 Colourful Accents, two-person exhibition, Fleet galleries



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