Elena Levkovskaya (b. 1989 Ukraine, aka Olena Levkivska) isa contemporary visual artist specialising inphotography and painting. Her work primarilyexplores themes of human nature, environmentalconnection, current problems of today’s world,and personal narratives. Both her photographsand paintings convey meaningful messages andremain interior works.

Starting from the age of 5, Elena attended TheFirst Children's Art Studio in Kyiv, established byNaum Ostashynskyi. Later on, she took art classesfrom renowned Ukrainian artists, including NinaMurashkina, Julia Balabuha and Petro Malynka. In the fieldof photography, she gained knowledge fromworkshops conducted by Annie Leibovitz.

Elena has received numerous recognitionsthroughout her career. In 2018, she was namedone of Australia’s ‘Top 30 Photographers ofthe Year,’ a significant recognition in the fieldof photography. In 2020, she was featured in‘Leaders in Contemporary Art,’ a publicationhighlighting prominent contemporary artists andtheir outstanding work.

Her artworks have been exhibited and publishedin various national and international magazines,including L’Officiel and Vogue. Her photographsand paintings are part of private collectionsacross Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, andNew Zealand.

As a painter, she has developed her personal stylecharacterised by separate patches that resemblewoodcarving, adding a sense of craftsmanship toher pieces.

Her photography is known for its simplicity andthought-provoking nature. 

Having Ukrainian origin and moved to Sydney, Australia, in late 2015, Elena's connection to her Ukrainian roots played a significant role in her response to the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine that occurred on 24 February 2022.
As a result, she co-founded “True Blue and a Little Bit of Yellow” artist collective and co-organised dozens of fundraising exhibitions with the primary goal of raising funds to provide assistance and support to those affected by the war.

Elena works in her studio in Eastgardens (Sydney), NSW, Australia


“I believe, through awareness all things can be visible. Meaningful images carefully created with thoughtful consideration can have a powerful impact. By understanding the why and how of capturing an image, the photographer can convey emotions, tell stories, and evoke deep connections with viewers, making the visual experience more profound and memorable. This is my aim and approach to creating the artwork”, - Elena



2024 - Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia

2023 Bluethumb Art Prize, Bluethumb Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
2023 A Love Letter to the Ocean, CBD Gallery, Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
2023 Colours of Freedom, Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, NSW, Australia 
2023 Colours of Freedom, The Watch House, Balmain, NSW, Australia
2023 Ukraine: a War Diary of Lives, Estuary Art Center, Orewa, New Zealand
2023 Peter Shmigel Book Launch "Contours", M4 Parramatta, NSW, Australia
2023 Ukraine: Secrets of Resilience, Sydney Town Hall, NSW, Australia

2022 Prayer for Ukraine, St.Andrew's Cathedral, Town Hall, NSW Australia
2022 Australiana, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby, NSW Australia
2022 Springs Gives Us Hope, Mona Vale Pop-Up Gallery, NSW Australia
2022 Ukrainian Talents of Australia, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
2022 Hope for Ukraine, the Photostudio, Glebe, NSW, Australia
2022 UNITED, Curl Curl Creative Space, Curl Curl, NSW, Australia
2022 True Blue and a Little Bit of Yellow, Gosford Community Gallery, Gosford, NSW, Australia

2019 Evoke, RAW: natural born artists, Sydney, Australia

2018 Ovation, RAW: natural born artists, Sydney, Australia


2023 Bluethumb Art Prize, finalist

2021 Bluethumb Art Prize, finalist

2021 Artavita International Art Contest, Artist of the Year, finalist 

Top 35 Australia Photographers in 5th 35Awards International Photography Award 2020

Top 8% Photographer 2019 in Art Photography Category in 35 Awards (International)

Top 30 in Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FIPP) 2019

Photographer of the Year 2018 - Australian Photography Award, Top 30 photo of the year.

2019 Highly Commended in the Mono Awards 2019, Capture Magazine, Australia.

2019 Highly Commended in Photo of the Year Category, Australian Photography Magazine, Australia.

35 Awards "100 best photos of the Year", International Annual Photo Award 2017 - top 20 Australia, certificate of participation.

35 Awards "100 best photos of the Year", International Annual Photo Award 2016 - 2nd stage.


2022 - 2024 -Manifestation of Healing 

2022 - 2024 - True Blue and a Little Bit of Yellow - an ongoing fundraising art project aiming to generate funds for humanitarian causes related to the war in Ukraine

2023 - Ocean in Me

2020 Bodyscapes - fine art project

2019 Museum- fine art project, published in magazines and exhibited in Sydney, Australia

2019 Mona - fine art project, Highly Commended in the Mono Awards 2019, Capture Magazine, Australia; Top 8% Photographer 2019 in Art Photography Category in 35 Awards (International); Top 30 in Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FIPP) 2019

2018 The Drought - fine art project. Top-30 Photo of the Year in Photographer of the Year 2018, Australian Photography Magazine, Australia

2018 LuminoCity - an ode to colours, people and the city. Exhibited in Sydney, Australia

Published in:

Confessions of a Pageant Queen, 2022 Book Edition
The Free Thought magazine, interview, October 2022
SBS Українською, interview, August 2022
The Free Thought magazine, interview, July 2022
The Free Thought magazine, interview, May 2022
Daily Telegraph interview, March 2022
London TV, March 2022
ABC NEWS 7.30 interview, April 2022

Curatorial V.2 Leaders in Contemporary Art 2020 (book)
APÉRO Catalogue (the USA) - December 2019 (book)

VIGOUR Magazine - July 2021
Miss Earth Magazine - July 2021
Angels Australia - February 2021

Vogue Italia - October 2020
FEROCE Magazine - The POC Annual October 2020
ASC Fashion Magazine (New York) - October 2020
MOSS Magazine (Australia) - September 2020
Mob Journal (the USA) - August 2020
L'Officiel Australia - July 2020
MOEVIR Magazine (France) - March 2020
VZSN Magazine (Atlanta, GA) - February 2020
STYLÉ CRUZE Magazine (the USA) - January 2020

VOGUE Italia - December 2019
CREATORS Magazine (Canada) - October 2019
SHUBA Magazine (Russia) - Fashion | October 2019
MONACO MADAME (Monaco)- Fashion | September 2019
ELEGANT Magazine (the USA) - Fashion | August 2019
IMIRAGE (Canada) - No 436 | Beauty | May 2019
FADDY Magazine (Italy) - Beauty | April 2019
SALYSÉ Magazine (Columbia, MD, USA)- Beauty | March 2019
FADDY Magazine (Italy) - Fashion | February 2019
ELEGANT Magazine (the USA) - Fashion | January 2019


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