Elena Bria was born on July 4, 1992 in Chisinau, Moldova to a family of biathletes.
At age 11, she began her studies at the School of Fine Arts in Chisinau. There she met her mentor, Master Stanislav Babiuc, who trained her in the basic principals of realist painting in the traditions of the old Russian school. After graduating the School of Fine Arts, she successfully passed her entry exams and continued her studies at the Imperial Academy of Art in Saint-Petersburg.
Elena is a figurative artist, painting exclusively from life, she believes that an artist is that person through which nature gives rule to art . She is mainly inspired by such artists as I. E. Repin, V. A. Serov, N. Fechin, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn and Joaquín Sorolla
2012-2018 Academy of Fine Arts Ilya Repin, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2003-2011 Lyceum of Fine Arts Igor Vieru, Chisinau, Moldova
2019 –Transported:Works from Moldova and Transilvania, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Wetport, MA, USA
2019 - Exhibition, Viprada Studio, Chisinau, Moldova
2019 - The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Exhibition 2019, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2018 - Solo exhibition, Lyceum of Fine Art "Igor Vieru", Chisinau, Moldova
2018 - Diploma Works 2018, Academy of Fine Art Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2017 - Young Russian Artists, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Wetport, MA, USA
2017 - Isabel Mattia, Elena Bria, Timothy Powers Wilson, Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Wetport, MA, USA
2017 - Women Painting Women, Gallery VII, Allenspark, CO, USA
2016 - Summer Works, Academy of Fine Art Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2015 - Italy, Italian Hall, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2014 - Exhibition, Constantin Brancusi Gallery, Chisinau, Moldova