Elena was born in 1998 in Madrid, Spain and grew up in Tokyo, Japan. As a child, she expressed herself through drawing, dancing, and music, but her passion has always been studio art. After independently doodling and painting throughout her childhood, Elena was recruited to an art group at Gyokuryu High School in Kagoshima, Japan where she learned basic skills and techniques. Her oil paintings received several awards. She began her professional career as an artist in 2021 while working as a customer representative at a major Japanese Kimono retail company, but is now focusing solely on art. Her signature characters, ‘ちびちゃ んʻ Chibi-chan (tiny creatures) were inspired by her childhood drawings. Elena’s main work is acrylic, but after completing a mural installation at Moment, a bar in Tokyo in 2021, she has been inspired to create more public art and is currently collaborating with artists from all over the world on an instillation project for a hospital in Chiba, Japan. She holds BA in Intercultural Studies from Gakushuin Women’s College.