Elena Bulatova, originally from Russia now is an international artist who resides permanently in Palm Springs with forays into Miami Beach during Art Basel and other locations for exhibitions. Bulatova began painting at a young age, and the arts were an integral part of her childhood. She sang in the choir, played violin and piano in music school, and the violin in chamber orchestra “In Russia, it’s important that arts be part of your education,” Elena said. “Russia is big in the arts. We have a lot of museums, so when we traveled the first thing we see is art everywhere. I was close to art all my life.” As she grew older, Bulatova began incorporating other interests in public administration and economics. After graduating from Moscow State University with honors and golden medal in 2006, she was the only Russian student to receive the prestigious Fox fellowship in 2007 to attend Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Since arriving in Palm Springs few years ago, Bulatova has split her time between painting and working in her own gallery Elena Bulatova Fine Art in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Bulatova has become well known locally in Palm Springs as the talented painter who creates her widely-collected paintings at Elena Bulatova Studio Gallery in the Backstreet Art District of Palm Springs. During the past years, Bulatova was introduced to Palm Springs and now exhibits full time at her namesake gallery. Elena Bulatova Fine Art. Bulatova’s artistic career catapulted in California putting hundreds of her abstracts to important private and public collections around the globe during the last 3 years. Elena’s artworks are now in many private collections in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Russia. Elena was nominated by CV Independent readers as a winner in the nomination Best Local Visual Artist in their inaugural Best of Coachella Valley 2014-2015. Paintings of Elena Bulatova are included in the book "International Contemporary Masters Volume VII" presenting the work of artists and trends in art all over the world. She is a recipient of prestigious Fox fellowship at Yale university, as well as a stipend from French Government in 2004 and admittance to Science Po.