Elena Orlenova was born and grew up in Tashkent, Uzbekistan- a large city of the former Soviet Union republic. She graduated Tashkent Republican Art College followed by a Master's Degree of Art in Interior Design from Tashkent National Institute of Art and Design. After graduation she worked at Ijod Dunyosi Publishing House as a graphic designer and illustrator. In 2005 she moved to the USA and worked as a mural artist for a mural company. She also created landscape designs for a landscape architect company. She now spends her time in her art studio painting and drawing.