Born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1972, she became interested to the incision since the high school where she studied different artistic styles, and graduated in 1997.
Elena Hlodec not only excels in the art of engraving, but also masterfully expresses in painting techniques that have their roots in the Italian tradition that had its greatest exponents in Giotto and Botticelli, but also European and Byzantine: egg tempera.
The beauty of dyes and minerals and natural pigments with the use of ancient techniques and the ancient and millenary knowledge due to the work and discipline and love for painting that Elena interprets in his own way. If the craft Painter have often been replaced by the gray crusts of synthetic media, this is not the case for Hlodec that respects the best traditions and keeps it alive and present.
From 2003-2010, she lived and worked in New York, where she exhibited his works in three art exhibitions in the gallery "A-forest" after working in the restoration of ancient works of art. She returned to Paris in 2011, improving her technique developing a new printing technique on gold paper, for using in the restoration of ancient books and manuscripts. In 2012 participates in the international competition of exlibris organized by FISAE in Finland, with a technique invented for the occasion: to engrave her ex libris giving the desired shape to the copper plate in order to improve the visual content, the text to introduce its printing technique with the gold leaf.
She has participated in many exhibitions and competitions, among which:
- The International Competition in Belgrade, Serbia in 1995, the sixth edition of the international competition of Ex Libris Library of Bodio Lomnago "Cinema, The Dream Machine" in 2011;
- she won the first prize in the 3rd edition of the international competition "Lívio de Gravura Abraham (Brazil 2014)";
- the second Prize to DEG Graphics competition 2015 (Ex Libris Anke Polenz) and the XXXIV Congress FISAE, in 2013; then she participate in the edition 2016 of our competition (Alice in Wonderland)