Gelena Pavlenko was born in 1969 in Kiev, the capital city in Ukraine. Gelena trained at the Ukrainian Art Academy. Her work has featured in solo and group exhibitions in the Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy, USA and Canada. She is based in Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband and son.
"Gelena Pavlenko’s artworks contain something more meaningful than mere descriptions of flourishing nature. Her art offers an allegory of the whole natural world together with its eternal blooming. In her art one could easily discern a connection to magic realism, mainly because her breathtaking diligence and remarkable painting mastery reveal themselves in combination with the poetic perception of reality. Her paintings convey the perfection a la Durer, diligent crafting of poetic images and Renaissance principles of structuring of the universe of art.”-D. Korsun, leading Ukrainian fine art expert.