Sanela Đurinec was born on August 20, 1979 in Zagreb, Croatia. In 1998, she graduated from the Department of Painting at the School for Applied Art and Design in Zagreb. She then continued her studies under the tutelage of Professor Igor Rončević in the Department of Painting at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts, where she graduated in 2003. The same year, she was awarded the Rector's Award for Painting at the University of Zagreb.
Sanela is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists. She lives and works in Zagreb and is in her first year of postgraduate studies in painting in Ljubljana.
"I offer my personal, private, individual and very intimate idea of constructing the picture, without wishing to affirm myself as a definitive, ossified value system, but rather as the consciousness-based on a new sensitivity for constructivist phenomena and new plastic intuitions about the existence of various possibilities and new ways of creation of plastic structures."