From 1981 to 1986, he studied at the Palekh hudojestvennom school. Teacher - V. V. Bolshakov. In 1988-1989 worked at the Palekh art-production workshops. In 1991-1992, he participated in the creation of the iconostasis of the Church of Elijah the Prophet in Palekh.
Themes of works: folklore, literature. Participant of exhibitions since 1991. The work of E. V. Melnikova stored in the State Museum of Palekh art.