Born in Russia and residing in USA, she works on the two continents. Her works are held at the Connecticut State Museum and in many important private collections in USA, UK, Russia, Spain, Italy, France.
“I live inside my art pieces - in my world of fantasies.”
Being a painter, a graphic artist, and a sculptor, Tatiana’s work is incredibly deep and sensual. The colors, abstract subjects, and the creative energy of her works capture the viewer like a warm bliss.
The incomprehensible, mysterious Tatiana Nikolaenko creates her paintings furiously and lightning-fast, as if the mighty forces of the universe gave the artist energy and inspiration. Powerful and magical images appear on canvases, provoked by solely the intuitive plan of the artist.
Tatiana’s paintings reflect the metamorphoses of our time. The drawing seems as if moving inside the canvas. We can feel the speed and the weight of the shapes, they tell us about the tumultuous life inside the visual space.
The composition is abstract; the colors seem to come off the artwork and transform into real feelings of the one who enters into interaction with them.
Any art lover can find in her works his personal interpretation and philosophy.
Born in 1952, she has a Master of Art degree in Ceramics from the State Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts in St. Petersburg (1986), Russia, and a Master Degree in Education (1973).
In 1998 received a grant from the Scottish Arts Council, UK. Since 2004 received several grants from the Artists Residence «I-PARK» in Connecticut, USA, where she lived and worked.
Tatiana Nikolaenko is an artist, an art professor, a curator of art projects, a member of the Union of Artists of Russia.
She is regularly invited to international symposiums of contemporary art (Germany, Italy, UK, Finland, the Netherlands) as well as to important events of the artistic world as a jury or as a curator. She has participated in over 60 group exhibitions in France, Russia, Finland, Italy, UK, USA.
Selected solo exhibitions:
2012 – “Birds”, Ile de Re, France.
2007 - “Reves et Realites”, Nantes, France.
2006 - “Music”, Contemporary Art in the Landscape, Connecticut, USA.
2003 - Project “Encyclopedia of Knitted Stories”, Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg, Manchester Week in St. Petersburg.
Important art objects:
“Creature – Tree”, Connecticut, USA.
Showcases of the front side of the Marionette Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia.