My Biography :
Gelena Pavlenko (Vorobieva) was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1969.
Gelena trained at the Ukrainian Art Academy. Her work has featured in solo and group exhibitions in the Ukraine,Poland,Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy, the USA and Canada. She is based in New York, where she lives with her husband and son.
“Gelena’s artworks contain something more meaningful than mere descriptions of flourishing nature. Her art offers an allegory of the whole natural world together with its eternal blooming. In her art one could easily discern a connection to magic realism, mainly because her breathtaking diligence and remarkable painting mastery reveal themselves in combination with the poetic perception of reality. Her paintings convey the perfection a la Durer, diligent crafting of poetic images and Renaissance principles of structuring of the universe of art.” D.Korsun, leading Ukrainian fine art expert.
2000 – Grant artist International Artists-in-Residence Summer-Fall 2000, Griffis Art Center, New London, CT, U.S.A.
Since 1998 – The Member of Artists Union of Ukrainian.
1989-1998 – Ukrainian Art Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting
1986-1988 – St. Petersburg State Academy Art Lyceum, Russia
1982-1986 – Ukrainian Republican School of the Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine