Yelena Lamm was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where she received her formal art training from the N. K. Roerich Fine Arts School. After moving to the U.S.A. with her family in 1995, Yelena pursued a career as graphic artist. She furthered her education at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where she received her degree in Graphic Design. Meanwhile, she kept on painting, working on various subjects and developing her own artistic style.
Yelena’s illustrations are featured on interpretive panels at one of Pittsburgh’s major tourist attractions, Grandview Promenade. She had two solo exhibitions and participated in numerous juried group shows, notably, at the Pittsburgh Heinz History Center and Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Yelena is a member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators.