Elizaveta Rukavishnikova studied at a Teachers training collage and went on a course of arabic language in the Saudi Academy in Moscow. Following this she worked as graphic designer and photographer in a restaurant. Her interests expanded into making shop windows in a Moscow department store which led to being a huge success in the city.
After meeting her future husband, during her years of travelling India and Nepal, she was drawn to his hometown in South Africa and has been practicing on our terrain as an artist ever since.
I have to say that the most important side of my works is my conception of humanism . People inspire me more than anything else. I love people. I love life. Appreciation of life and the possibility to see things with my own eyes is the most important thing to me. There is a huge part of my work which is given over to human rights, situations in Russia and South Africa. My work always develops with me, and it is my entire life and also my personal language. Through my works I attempts to talk to people. The artwork is my reaction to the reality I see.
There is almost no distance between me and my works. I love to think about and analyze things, and I want to express it in my art. I think the most fantastic thing which an artist can do is to make people think and experience themselves. My art is a result of impossibility to be in silence. Its like a river which flows out of me and cannot stop.