ELYA MAY IS A PAINTER, AS WELL AS  PERFORMANCE AND MULTIMEDIA ARTIST. BORN IN SOVIET UNION IN 1977, ATTENDED ART SCHOOL FROM THE AGE OF THREE AND IMMIGRATED TO AUSTRALIA IN 1991.  FROM 2008 ELYA LIVES AND WORKS IN BERLIN WITH HER TWO CHILDREN.

 

' THE WORK I DO IS OFTEN VERY PERSONAL DEALING WITH THE ISSUES OF 'SELF' AND THE INNER EMOTIONAL LIFE, YET VERY OFTEN IT IS ALSO CONCERNED WITH THE SOCIETY OUTSIDE AND THE INTERACTION OF THE 'SELF' WITH THE 'OTHER' AND THE OUTSIDE WORLD."

ELYA MAY