Artist Bio

Tatyana Shramko, born in Harbin, China, lived in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and Germany, now resides in the US. Tatyana finished her higher education in the US, where her initial studies were in chemistry, and her early work was in research laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh. At the same time she began studies in sculpture, taking night courses. After her move to the Washington, DC area, she continued her studies at the George Washington University, focusing on fine art and three-dimensional art, graduating with a cum laude degree in sculpture. While at GW she studied with Heinz Warneke, the primary sculpture for the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, and later with Professor H.I. Gates, head of the sculpture department.

 

Tatyana has exhibited in various galleries in the Washington, DC area. Additionally, she has received commissions for work for private homes as well as commissions for portraitures. Her work is in private collections in the United States, England, Scotland, Norway, Denmark and China. The University of Maryland has acquired three of her sculptures for their permanent collection. Kaiser Permanente purchased a large sculpture for the lobby at their headquarters in McLean, VA. She was commissioned to provide the sculpture as a gift to Dundee Scotland for the 30th Anniversary of Alexandria, VA and Dundee Scotland’s twinning relationship. As a member of the Sister Cities Committee she was the Art Liaison for the International Exchange and Exhibit of Art, including assembling the traveling photography exhibit created by various Alexandria photographers. This exhibit toured all four Sister Cities.

 

The organizers of the Harbin China International Ice and Snow Competition invited her to do a sculpture for their permanent collection, which she did in bronze and glass (about ten inches tall), representing fire and ice.

 

As a frequent contestant (2007-2019) in the International Ice and Snow Competition in Harbin china she received four awards and in 2013 was invited to represent the US as one of the international judges for the Ice Competition.

In 2019 she participated as an invited guest artist in “Gigantomania," the International Symposium of Monumental Sculpture in Opishnye, Ukraine, creating a three foot coil built clay sculpture for their permanent collection.

 

Tatyana currently has a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, which has eighty-two studios and six galleries.  In addition, she maintains a private studio.

Education

University of Pittsburgh (Studied sculpture with Virgil Contino, Head of Sculpture Department)

Bachelor of Arts, George Washington University, cum laude, 1996

Majored in Sculpture with Heinz Warneke, H. I. Gates

Selected Juried Exhibitions

Jane Haslem Gallery

The New Masters Gallery

The Tiffany Tree

Dimock Gallery, GWU

Vienna Art Society (First place in sculpture)

Art on the Seventh Floor, Washington Design Center

Alexandria Art League

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy (Was included in the slide projection of worldwide Modern Art exhibit)

Wilson Center Gallery Installation Exhibit

Washington Square Sculpture Show (three times, including first prize in 2002)

Alexandria Symphony (the first venture with the Art League to produce art set to music, Fall 2003; included in the videotaping by ComCast Cable Station)

Alexandria Symphony (February 7th, 2004)

Solo artist exhibit Alexandria Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA

Courthouse Galleries Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Portsmouth, VA 

Art in City Hall, Alexandria, VA: Best in Show 

Solo Exhibition sponsored by Alexandria Commission on the Arts in Public Places 

Honfleur Gallery, Washington DC

Zenith Gallery, Figuratively Speaking, 2015

Micro Monuments, Germany traveling exhibit 2015

Micro Monuments 2018 Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC

Torpedo Factory Artists @ Mosaic, Fairfax VA (three times)

Professional Memberships and Activities

Washington Sculptors Group

International Sculpture Center

The Alexandria Art League

Pyramid Atlantic Art Center

Leads the Morrison House Lecture Series on Art, Literature and Science