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Elena Yampolsky

Elena Yampolsky graduated with honors from the prestigious Russian Institute for Textile in 1982, where she received her master's degree in fashion design and drawing. Elena had her first exhibit the following year at the 15th Annual "Young Artists Exhibit" in Moscow, and has been subsequently featured in dozens of important art shows and exhibits in Russia and Israel including: "Drawing of Russia" in 1982, and in 1986 she participated in "The Fall Art Exhibition of Moscow", the "Artists of Moscow Drawing for Peace", as well as, "Women Drawing in Moscow”.

Elena immigrated to Israel in 1992, and in the years that followed she 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 displaying her work in Jerusalem at important exhibits such as: "Village Artists", the "Five Artist Show", the "Transparent Walls" exhibit at the congress center, as well as participating in a project called, "Painting the Defense Wall”.

During 2002, Elena joined 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 in the "Omanut Ha'aretz" art exhibition in Tel Aviv, and she participates in other important yearly exhibitions.