Elena Panknin was born in 1978 in Grozny / Russian Federation.
The artist and graduate of the Düsseldorf Art Academy, first trained in the Tal R class, later a master student of Siegfried Anzinger, has long made a name for herself beyond the borders of the state capital of Düsseldorf. Her pictures go to international exhibitions in New York, Tokyo, Paris or Berlin.
“When people look at my art, they can take away any experience they want. I don’t want to give instructions on what to experience, what to think, how to feel, how to act or where to stand. What is really important to me is that they build a certain relationship with my art, that they are interested in the people in my paintings, where the places are, or that they try to find something special in my art.
In other words, my art is my unique tool to communicate and build relationships with other people.”
2003 Graduated as a fashion designer at the Modeschule Düsseldorf
2012 Guest student at the Münster Art Academy
2012 Participation in cooperative strategies, Prof. Hohenbüchler class, Münster Art Academy
2012 Change to the art academy Dusseldorf
2014 Class Prof. Anzinger
2017 Graduation master student Prof. Anzinger
2018 Art Promotion Award of the City of Eschweiler
2018 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum