Step into the world of Elena Mahno, a ceramic artist whose pieces are not mere objects but narratives in clay. Her creations are not isolated works of art; they are cultural commentaries, layered with meaning and history.
Elena Mahno was born in Moldova, lived across Eastern Europe and Caucasus prior to immigrating to Canada in the late 1990s. Her sculptural expressive forms are often inspired by the visual vocabulary across these cultural contexts and explore themes of identity, womanhood, and life paths left behind. Her vessels have been part of the 1000 VASES in Paris during Maison et Objet and exhibited in Toronto’s DesignTO, earning a People’s Choice Award for the best window installation. She holds a master’s degree in sciences from University of Toronto with a focus on materials and their healing properties.