Artist - Tatyana Palcuka-Rikane




Tatjana was born and has been living all her life in Riga, in a small area between the Art Academy and Elizabeth Street. Already during the kindergarten teachers predicted the little drawer an artist's destiny. Although, nobody was connected to arts in the family, she was constantly drawing in sand with a stick in hands. Tatjana lost her father at an early age and has been growing independently as other 50ies - 60ies kids, and she was the eternal engine and captain of the yard kids. Tatjana enrolled Rozentals Art School by herself even not informing her mum. The artist tells that becoming an artist was not as easy as a pie for her and she had drawn on to the level of the more talented school and academy members, in her opinion, only by thorough and accurate work. Her teachers are indisputable stars of Latvia and Europe art - Imants Vecozols, Pēteris Postažs, Boriss Bērziņš, Edgars Iltners and academic Eduards Kalniņš. She has been among the few who have done the postgraduate course or workshop with the academic Eduards Kalniņš. Tatjana is proud to have had the honour and uncommon confidence to visit and grow artistically at the academic's home, studio and also have him at her small studio in Elizabeth Street apartment. The experience and knowhow given by these art grands has been invaluable and it has helped Tatjana to grow the one and only art figure, which she has become.

ACADEMIC DEGREE


2003 Master of Arts (Visual Arts) in Humanities (Diploma Nr.000311)
1987 Master USSR Academy of Arts ac.Eduards Kalnins masterclass

EDUCATION


1975 – 1981 Latvian Academy of Arts
Easel – painting under the supervision of Professor Edgars Iltners
(Diploma nr.268342) member of the USSR Academy of Arts;
1967 – 1973 Jāņa Rozentāla Secondary School of Art, Riga;

TEACHING

2006 -2008 Lector-Tutor of Academic painting (oil, watercolors) and drawing in Baltic International Academy;
2001 – 2007 Lector -Tutorof Academic painting (oil, watercolors) and drawing in Riga International Education Management Centre (St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design).

Some Last EXHIBITIONS:

2005 New series of paintings “Royal Hunt” in the art gallery „Tifana”
2008 Exhibition in Art gallery “Vinogradov” Berlin, Germany
2011 Prise in art contest and exhibition “Sons of Contemporary” Rome,Italy
2011 Nominated to Grifoni art prise Italy
2011 Librart art contest,exhibition, Belgium
2012 Art Takes Timesqure Exposed,New York
2012 Main Exhibition Agora Gallery New York
2013 Retrospective Exhibition Cesis Exhib. Hall