Elena Kalman is a painter, a creator of public art, and an architect, whose work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States.  Elena’s latest bodies of work focus on subjects as diverse as the Russian Revolution of 1917 (Shattered Dreams installation), environmental issues (Unnatural reliefs and Anthropocene installation), the future of our planet and the inner world of artists (Accidental Paintings and Upward).

Elena is also the co-creator, along with fellow artist Susan Hoffman Fishman, of two large-scale, community-based, interactive public art projects: The Wave, a national installation which addresses our mutual need for and interdependence on water, and Home, which calls attention to homelessness and the ongoing need for affordable housing in our cities and states. The Wave has been installed in 23 museums, galleries, parks, festivals and schools in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maryland. For more information on The Wave, see www.make-a-wave.org

Elena received her Master of Architecture degree from the Moscow Architecture Institute, the birthplace of Russian Constructivism, and her undergraduate degree in art from Kiev Art Institute. She immigrated to the United States in 1979. She is a principal of a Stamford, Connecticut-based, design-oriented architectural firm, Elena Kalman Architects, which she founded in 1988. For more information on Elena’s architectural practice, see www.kalmandesign.com.


To contact Elena, please write to her at elena@kalmandesign.com.