Ivanka Eldé is a Slovak-French visual artist from Slovakia, a small post-communist country with non-existing art market. She visited over 20 countries and lived in Czechia, Switzerland and France, where she finally stayed. Except traveling and discovering new cultures, her voice is impacted by two directions in her art education; decorative arts, focused on modern approach and visual side of art, and traditional Italian school focused on learning old masters’ techniques.

Ivana is attracted by combining the classical and contemporary and exploring relationships between light and color. In her artworks she often incorporates animals and birds as personal symbols. Except that she works on figurative art and portraits, using mainly oil paint, acrylics and soft pastel.

Her artwork has a well established collector base in Europe and US and she regularly attends juried group shows all around the world.

Individual Exhibitions

IV/ 2018  Portraits in Soft Pastel, Gallery Art point, Slovakia

Group Exhibitions

II/2024 “Trnavská paleta 2024”, Trnava, Slovakia
V/ 2023 “Navzájom si porozumieť” (link), Nádvorie, Trnava, Slovakia
I/ 2023 Juried Show, Warmth in Winter, Pastel Society Alaska
X/ 2022 Juried Show, Biennale Internationale du Pastel, Sanary-sur-Mer, France
IX/ 2022 Juries Show, Biennale Internationale du Pastel de Lyon, France
XI/ 2020 Juried Show, Les Pastellistes Online, The Pastel Society of Eastern Canada
IV/ 2019 “V novom šate”, Zichyho palác, Bratislava, Slovakia
I/ 2019 National contest, AMA Tenčín, Slovakia
XI/ 2018 Regional contest, AMA Prievidza, Slovakia
IV/ 2018 Forme d’Arte, Grifio Art Gallery, Italy, Rome
VII/ 2018 WebArt Expo, Muvi Roma, Italy, Rome
X/ 2018 25th Juries show, Annual National Exhibition: Renaissance in Pastel, UCI Gallery, Connecticut, Stamford, US
X/ 2018 Regional contest, Výtvarná Prievidza, Gallery Art point, Prievidza, Slovakia
XI/ 2018 Art Attraction 2018, Grifio Art Gallery, Italy, Rome


2022 – New Masters Academy
2021 – 2023 Milan Art Institute, Mastery Program
2017 – 2018 London Art College, diploma