Tatyana Shramko, born in Harbin, China, has lived in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and Germany; she 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 by 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.