“We were lucky to grow up around world famous art museums. In Moscow, art is always at your fingertips. It is bound to “rub off”.
Elena is an untrained artist who started experimenting with a variety of mediums as a weekend hobby. Much to her surprise, the interest quickly became a passion and a second career. She believes her way to ultimately emerging as an artist was pre-determined by the great works of art she was exposed to her entire childhood.
Elena was born in Moscow, Russia in a family of a government official and a publishing house editor. In early 90’s she moved to the United States to pursue her masters degree in business, and has been residing in Los Gatos, California, ever since.
“We were lucky to grow up around world famous art museums. In Moscow, art is always at your fingertips. It is bound to “rub off”. I also remember spending hours admiring prints in my mother’s extensive art library. I guess, it had to come out in some form, even if later in life…”
Mosko started her painting career under the guidance of a renowned landscape master Stefan Baumann. Her early oil paintings were her way to reflect and meditate on the sights she encountered in her travels. The hobby quickly turned into passion and produced a number of works now finding their way into homes and businesses in the United States and Europe alike. With the oil always her staple medium she later experimented with a variety of styles to express her visions, happily accommodating rice paper, foils and liquid plastics into her artistic tools.
Creations by Elena Mosko have helped support a variety of causes. They were auctioned off to raise funds for educational programs, cancer prevention research, children art programs, San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco Boys Chorus and many other causes.
In the recent years her artistic vision combined with the business and marketing background found a new application as she served on the Board of Directors for the Arts Council Silicon Valley.
Outside of the weekends in her studio, Elena finds many ways to exercise her creativity as a CEO and Founder of Globiana Inc. – a US/German startup helping people settle into the foreign environments and new cultures. When not managing the company or painting, she can be found tending the backyard vineyard with her husband Scott, being a mom to their three sons or tending a flock of their backyard chickens.
- Self-taught 1990-2002
- Studio and workshops of Stefan Baumann 2003-2010
- Saratoga Rotary Art Show - Saratoga, California - 2009, 2010, 2011
- Los Gatos Art Association Triton Museum exhibit - Santa Clara, California - 2012
- Pacific Art League Juried Show - Palo Alto, California - 2009, 2010
- Jessup Cellars Gallery - Yountville, California - 2008,2009
- Los Gatos Art Association Juried Show 2008 - Honorary Mention
- Pacific Art League Juried Show 2009 - Third Place
American Cancer Society, San Francisco Boys Choir, Archbishop Mitty High School, Opera in the Park Fundraiser, Union Middle School, Wonderful Witchy Women, Happy Families International, San Francisco Zen Center
- Arts Council Silicon Valley Board Member - 2003-2008
- Union School District Art Vistas program docent - 2002-2014