Elena Vedernikova was born in 1972 in Glazov, Russia. In 1994, she graduated from the visual arts department in Udmurt State University in Izhevsk, Russia. Her specialty was textile arts and painting on silk. Since then, Elena has been working as a batik artist for thirteen years. Currently, her works can be found in multiple private collections in Russia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy and the U.S.A.