the world of arts of Elena Olimpiev
Born on 5th of May 1980, Elena Olimpiev graduates from “High school of Fine Arts – ak. Ilia Petroff” in 1998. The same year she enrols at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, specialty – graphic arts, in the class of Professor Christo Staikoff.
In 2002 she graduates with honours with Bachelor of Arts degree and in 2004 she earns a Master of Arts degree in graphics.
As an artist Elena participates in many exhibitions in Bulgaria and other countries – “biannual exhibition of graphic’ in Varna, Bulgaria; yearly competition “Exlibris” of library “Slaska” in Poland, many exhibitions “Small graphics”, and traveling exhibitions.
She gets her first prize in a drawings competition as a student in the National Academy of Arts.
Her works can be found in private, corporate, and celebrity collections and galleries.
In 2006 she works for “Nu Image” Bulgaria.
In 2009 year she opens her first own exhibition in Sofia. Since then Elena is a freelance artist.
In 2016 two of her artworks were selected among 4058 other artworks and won the Artist Grand Prize Competition during Art Revolution Taipei event. Followed few exhibitions at A.R.T. – in 2017 and 2018, getting her art even on the streets of the capital Taipei, Тaiwan.
In 2019 Elena Olimpiev gets her PhD-degree in “Art Psychology” profile at National Academy of Art, Sofia-Bulgaria.
End of 2020 is expected her first book on Art Psychology “Limit / Limitless”, based on her PhD-studies and interviews she did in the last 5 years.
In her works Elena always provokes the interest of the art viewers by helping them to look beyond the initial impression, to search themselves, and to discover their true personality projected on the image.
The hidden must be revealed and manifested.
The obvious must take a second place and be unostentatious.
With her works Elena wants to unveil secrets, to change the focus, to show the way…