Ella Faktorovich is an artist who left the former Soviet Union when she was a teenager. She studied science at UCBerkeley and worked in the field of laser and light physics exploring internal particles and processes of matter, such as glass and other transparent materials. Over time, her interests evolved toward looking within the intangible rather than physical and her work shifted from science to art. Ella is currently an MFA candidate in Sculpture at the San Francisco Art Institute. She has received numerous honors and awards and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.