Elana Sigal was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended The University of British Columbia , Ryerson University and The University of Toronto receiving her BFA from The University of Toronto. Elana is currently a partner at Arts Off Main Gallery in Vancouver.
Elana has been designing and producing hand-felted artworks since 1992. Her work displays a level of sophistication and an original, unique interpretation of fibre art. Her work is very organic in nature and embodies her love of colour, figure, line, texture and abstract form. She expresses herself through her art in a casual and whimsical manner bringing the viewer a sense of ease, contentment and joy. Her inspiration comes from the historic and tribal process of felt making as well as from African art, Matisse and Klee. Marrying her modern sensibility with the ancient form of felt making she creates art pieces which connect us with the natural world. More recently, Elana has been inspired by photography and is producing intricate photographs utilizing images of her felted pieces with transparent overlays of other photographic images she has taken showcasing Vancouver's natural beauty.