Elena Schumacher




Elena Schumacher was born in 1969 in Novomoskovsk, Russia. She got her secondary education and attended a Children’s School of Arts in her native town. Later Elena entered the Arts faculty of the Smolensk State University and after graduating she worked as an art teacher in the kindergarten. It’s only in 2008 that she started to do professional paintings. This very year her first personal exhibition «Colorful Dreams» took place in Vitebsk, Byelorussia.

Now Elena lives and works in Smolensk with her family, which is her principal source of inspiration. As for her paintings, they are all based on feelings and emotions. One can say that Elena paints in the styles of expressionism, postmodernism and abstraction. Nevertheless, she tries to break the limits of different genres to work out her own style. The most important for Elena is that her pictures evoke emotions and don’t leave anyone indifferent.

Major exhibitions (selectively):
2009 — People Are Kind (Exhibition Hall, Smolensk, Russia); 2009 — Listening To The Music (Art Café, Montpellier, France);
2012 — Paradise (Paradise Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia); 2012 — A Great Change (Central Exhibition Hall, Tula, Russia);
2013 — Trajectory (DiDi Art Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia).