Yelizaveta Masalimova was born in 1986 and immigrated to
Connecticut from Kiev, Ukraine with her family in 1991. For her bachelor studies,
she attended the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art in Old Lyme, Connecticut,
where she earned a BFA in Sculpture, and was the sole recipient in her class of
the Adams Academic Four-Year Grant. Yelizaveta recently received her M.F.A.
from the University of Connecticut in May 2012, where she received a full
tuition waiver, and a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Yelizaveta's work was recently exhibited in the group show Nowhere
Differentiable, curated by Beena Azeem, at the Hartford ArtSpace. Her work
was also featured in Painting Recalculated: CT Emerge Exhibition, meant
to highlight emerging artists of Connecticut at the UConn Stamford Art Gallery.
Her newest pieces are currently showing in the CT Artlist Pop-up Exhibitions
around CT.  Yelizaveta has also taught at the University of
Connecticut and at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art.