Elena Sisto is a painter and teacher of painting and drawing, with a 30-year history of solo gallery and museum shows. Her oil paintings are ostensibly figurative, but composed abstractly and from imagination. Her current work is comprised of images of young artists and scenes from their life in the studio. She teaches at The School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and shows her work at Lori Bookstein Fine Art. This year she received a Guggenheim fellowship for exceptional achievement in painting. She has twice received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and been a fellow at Yaddo. Her work is in many public and private collections.