Artst Portrait 2021

About 

Elena Skoreyko Wagner is a Canadian illustrator and paper collage artist living in York, UK. Her work has appeared in Flow magazine, the New York Times online and Brain Pickings (now The Marginalian). Elena’s work typically comprises lovingly collected paper scraps imbued with their own histories, assembled to illustrate intimate stories and experiences. Her work is at once relatable, focusing on ordinary life, and quietly triumphant, celebrating the wonder and magic that exist there.​ She holds a BFA in visual art and a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy; both inform her creative practice. She also heads a shared creative microstudio in York called The Drey.

 

Elena lives in wonky victorian terraced house with her German husband, three kids, and countless DIY projects.

She shares her evolving work alongside life on Instagram.