Elena Obelenus, a native of New York City, graduated from
the Fashion Institute of Technology and worked in the
textile and surface design industry for over 35 years.
In 2002, she and her husband relocated to RI, and
eventually settled in Bristol.
After her retirement, Obelenus was able to devote herself
full-time to making art.
After becoming an Artist member of the Providence Art
Club, she began to study various forms of printmaking.
She was first drawn to the concept of polymer intaglio
printmaking because of her knowledge of the Adobe
computer programs, and used these programs to create and
manipulate her images so that a transparency can
be made to transfer onto the printing surface of a plate that
uses light sensitive gel.
I have always been interested in the relationship between
form, line and surface. My prints reflect my interest in
combining images of natural objects with those of pattern
Her printmaking techniques include Polymer Intaglio,
Monotype, Pochoir and mixed media printmaking.
Elena’s prints have been exhibited at the Bristol Art
Museum, Newport Art Museum and in numerous Rhode
Island galleries. She has work in both public and private
She currently teaches printmaking at the Providence Art
Ms. Obelenus is an artist member of the Providence Art
Club, the Bristol Art Museum, the Newport Art Museum
and Art League Rhode Island. Elena maintains a studio in