Elena studied painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts de Nancy (1977-1982) and stage design at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs de Paris (ENSAD) (1982-1985). She acquired her Ph.D diploma on Art from the Aegean University, Greece in 2012.
She has exhibited her works since 1985 in Paris, Athens, Thessaloniki, Kea and Beijing. Since 1989 she has published comics in Parapente and then Babel magazines.
Her first pictorial album In Red was published in 1991, while in 1997 she published her second book, Heateric Dialogs. She has also published two comics albums in collaboration with Kostas Vitalis, titled Spring Night and The Temptation of St. Antoine in 1998. Her book Remembrance of Thessaloniki was published in 2000, while her book Iconolatry was published in 2005.
She lives and works in Athens.