Elena Burykina was born in Ulan-Ude, a city in the Russian Far East, in 1977. Her family later moved to Ukraine where she received professional training in art and architecture. She completed art school in the city of Dnipropetrovsk, and received a bachelor degree and degree in architecture from the Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture in 2000. Elena's undergraduate and graduate training in architecture included classical training in drawing and painting. After a 15-year career as a architect, she turned her full attention to painting in 2012.
"My thoughts and emotions come to life on the canvas as realistic images and abstract forms, and style of work depends on the theme, genre, and emotional presence. "
Elena's works are in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Serbia, and the USA.