Live Drive
Acrylic on Canvas : 113 x 61 inches ( 287 x 155 cm )
Elena Mildner

Elena Mildner was born in Provideniya, near Bering sea, Russia. She has lived and worked in Vienna since 1991. Elena Mildner created skateboard painting and developed them in a series called LIVE DRIVE, with the assistance of Daniel Maurer. 

"For Mildner, art is the release of creative energy, figuratively put in motion in a spatial, temporal and cultural dimension. Art does not take place in the Salon where it is readily reduced to its aesthetic function. Revolutionary changes originate in artistic subcultures where new movements in art are radically expressed. It is in the street culture of rappers, graffiti artists and skateboarders where Mildner finds this original creative potential. In particular, the great speed, elegance and fearlessness of the skateboarders impart a pure and decisive strength on Mildner. Art and action are life principles: Live Drives."

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

2015 Live Drive, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
2014 Art Toronto, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, Canada
  Burgasse 21, Vienna, Austria
2011 63rd World Newspaper Congress, Vienna, Austria
2010 Month of Photography, Vienna, Austria
  Gallery Fotoworld, Monaco, France
  International Fine Art Fair, Salzburg, Germany
  Rudolf Budja Galerie, Salzburg, Germany
  Art Monaco, France
  International Video Art Limousine Festival, London, England
2007 Artplay, Moscow & Burgasse 21, Vienna, Austria
  Österreichisches Museum für Volkskunde, Vienna, Austria
  New National Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2003 Pret a Porter, Paris, France
2002 2nd International Kunstmesse, Vienna, Austria


Narodnij University of Art in Moscow, Russia
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia
Gnessin State Musical College, Vocal, Jazz Improvisation, Moscow, Russia
Jewellery Apprenticeship, Atelier Sven Boltenstern, Vienna, Austria