Elaine Forrest was born in New York. After living many years in California she has returned to NYC where she now works and lives. She earned a BFA from Boston University and a degree in Medical Illustration from Harvard Medical School.
Her work has been included in exhibitions such as the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Freyberger Gallery (Penn State University), Noho Gallery.
While residing in California she was a member of the Art Rental Gallery of the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Currently she is a member of Noho M55 Gallery in Chelsea and the New York Artists Circle.