Yelena Lezhen is an American artist who lives and works in Watchung, New Jersey. Her preferred media is oil, acrylic and ink on canvas and paper.

Yelena Lezhen was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She graduated Kiev College of Art and Design and worked as a graphic designer after graduation. She immigrated to the US in 1989 and settled down in New York. This city impressed her by its museums, exhibitions and diversity of cultures and art life. The city life and surrounding her nature of New Jersey remains the source of her inspiration.  She is married and has two children.