Elena Guryeva was born and raised in Russia, where she graduated and worked as an architect. In 2013 Elena moved to Belgium, where she started to divide her time between work and art making practice. After her second relocation to Santiago, Chile in 2017, Elena decided to shift her focus in career towards art. New surroundings of Chile became endless source of inspiration. Elena joined a group of artists and dedicated all her time to painting. She participated in art exhibitions and art contests, her works were collected locally and internationally. In 2021 Elena moved once more, now she lives and works as a freelance artist in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA. Elena is a member of The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA).