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 of the Adams Academic Four-Year Grant. Yelizaveta received her M.F.A. from the University of Connecticut in May 2012, where she received a Full Tuition Waiver Grant, a Graduate Teaching Assistantship, and a Graduate Research Travel Grant. From 2014-2015, Yelizaveta studied sculpture and ceramics as a Post Graduate Resident Artist at The Pennsylvania State University.
Yelizaveta's work has been exhibited throughout the US, most notably at the William Benton Museum of Art (CT), the Delaware Contemporary Art Museum, Lillstreet Art Center of Chicago, and SoHo20 Chelsea Gallery, NY. She recently had her first international Solo Exhibition at Schiller Interational University in Madrid, Spain. She has competed in the National Sculpture Society Figure and Portrait Modelling Competitions in 2013, 2015, and 2016. Yelizaveta currently teaches ceramics at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, as well as Sculpture at Naugatuck Valley Community College in CT. She currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.