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.

Artist name: Tatyana Palchuk
Identity number: 061254-12752
Date of birth: December 6, 1954
Place of birth: Riga (Latvia)
Address: Robežu Str .4, Iecava, Latvia, LV3913

Cell phone: +371 29909504

Artists Monolog (short 3 min movie) with English Titres


1.2003- Master of Arts (Visual Arts) in Humanities (Diploma Nr.000311)2011
2.1987.- Master of Arts ,Studio of prof . – member of the USSR Academy of Arts Eduards Kalnins at the Academy of Arts of the USSR


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;

Studied in Latvian Academy of Arts under the supervision of prof.:I.Vecozols, K. Ubans, Postazs, B. Berzins, Kalninieks,J. Pigoznis, E. Iltners


From 2008 private masterclass , Tutor.Lector
From 2006 -2008Lector,tutor of Academic painting (oil , watercolours) and drawing in Baltic International Academy
2001-2007 Lector,tutor of Academic painting (oil , watercolours) and drawing in Riga International Education Management Centre (St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design).

Professional and Artist’s Community Involvement:

from 1987 member of the Latvian Ar tists’ Union
1984-1987 member of the Latvian Young Ar tists’ Union

Main Works:

Series “Life” ,
Series “Hunting” , ”Ancient Hunt”
Series “Music”from 2006 -.... paintings
Series “Little things world” from 2010-2013SmallStill Life paintings
Series “Still Life” from 2013......
Polyptych “Anthem to Creavity” 2014-2016 (3 years work result)
Triptych + 1 painting “Three Still Life's “ 2017


1981 Latvian (Makslas Dienas -Pavasaris ) art exhibition Riga, Latvia exposed pastel “ In Interior” (first exposed work)
1983 The State exhibi tion “The Land and the People”, Riga, Latvia
painting- “Meitene Laukos” (In the Countryside) photo in newspaper “Sovetskaja Molodezj “ - Riga -Latvia 1984 Exhibition “Arona ‘84”, Riga, Latvia
1984 The 17. th State Exhibi tion of Young Artists, Riga, Latvia
1986 International and the All State Exhibi t ion “Our Contemporary”, in Latvia, Bulgary, Chechoslovac Republic, Mongolia, Germany
1987 The All State Young Ar tists’ Exhibi tion “The Land and theYouth
1987 “GDR Friends” Berlin, Germany
1988 Academic Art Exhibition in St .-Petersburg, Russia
1988 State Pastel and Drawing Exhibi tion, Riga, Latvia
1988 Art Exhibition in Mexico and Urugvay
1988 Art Exhibition in India
1989 Latvian Ar tists’ Exhibition in Los Angelos USA
1992 Art Exhibition “The Light of Sergiy RodoNezsky in Omsk,Russia
1995 Art Exhibi tion in the Art gallery “Rigas Vini”, Riga, Latvia
1997 Exhibition Europ’Ar t, Geneva, Switzerland
1997 Exhibition Central Art ists’ House in Moscow, Russia
1998 Group Exhibi tion of the Latvian Ar tists “Riga-Moscow” in the
Central Ar tists’ House in Moscow, Russia 2004 Art Fair "Lineart", booth of Tifana Art Gallery, Ghent,Belgium
*1981 till present time – par ticipation in annual exhibit ions organized by the Latvian Artists Union “Autumn” and “Spring”
2011 Exhibition,art fair,art contest “ Librart” Libramont ,Belgium
2011 Exhibition contest “Sons of Contemporary” Rome Italy ,(prise)
2011 Exhibition international art contest “ Grifoni” Rome,Italy,(finalist)
2011 Exhibition “ Makslas Bardaks” Latvian Artists Union Gallery
2011 Agreement with art gallery “ Agora” New York, Chelsea,USA
2011 Art exh. Paint of the Year Riga Latvia
2011 Palermo gallery Makeda nominated to international contest
2012 Participiate Yicca2012
2012 Art Takes Timesquare Exhibit. participiating
2012 Exhibition “ Agora” gallery Chelsea New York.USA
2013 Entered in the world contemporary art catalog (issued in Italy, best 21.century artists from 36 countries)
2013 The International Biennale in Verona Italy,finalist
2013 Art Takes New York ( 2 months exposed in expohall)
2013 Pictures selected for final contest International Michelangelo Contest Florence
2013 Selected for Participiate All India International Contest
2013 Selected for Participiate New York Art Show (from Italy)
2014 Finalist All India International Contest
2014 1st Art “Biennale”Principality of Monaco.Montecarlo
2014 l'Assessorato alla Cultura di Monreale "Trofeo il Tempio" finalist
2014 Passion to Perform Art Competition,finalist,Toronto,Canada 2014 Year in Review 2013 Group Show,See.Me,New York
2014 Participiate 2nd.Biennale 2015 Palermo,Florence
2014 European Art exhibition - Gallery GAL - Denmark.
2014 Selected for 1°Premio ARTE CATANIA Italy
2014 Art competition net. Showcase “Still Life”
2014 Boticelli Prise , Italy
2015 International Biennale Palermo, Italy
2015 Roma Imperiale International Prize, Roma, Italy
2016.Awarded at the 1st “Prince of Salinas - Gattopardo” Art Critic Award
2016.Included in the edition ," Inspiration international art book " Diploma
2016.Certificate of Excellence for the 20th Artavita Contest ,Santa Barbara USA
2016.Gran Canaria Art Gallery , exhibition
2017.Included in the edition ," Inspiration international art book "
2017.International group exhibition Gallery “Las Palmas” Las Palmas,Spain


1993 Ret rospect ive exhibi t ion in the ar t gal lery “Krasts”, Riga, Latvia
1995 Ser ies of paint ings “Rainbow” in the gal lery “Lapa”, Riga, Latvia
1997 Series of paintings “Greek myths themes” in the gallery “Rīgas Vīni” Riga, Latvia
1999 Series of paintings dedicated “Riga-800” in the gallery “Krasts”, Riga, Latvia
2002 Series of paintings “Hunt” in the gallery “Krasts”, Riga, Latvia
2005 New series of paint ings” Royal Hunt” in the gallery „Tifana”
2008 Retrospective exhibition.Art gallery „Vinogradov” Berlin, Germany
2013.10.02-10.03.-”Exhibition Hall” Cesis, Latvia, retrospective exhibition “Neverending Story”
2013.8.05.West Bank Bussiness Centre Exhibition Hall (Rietumu Banka ,Izstazu Zale ) ,Riga,Latvia,retrospective exhibition.
2014.01.”Retrospective” culture hall “Juras Varti” Ventspils,Latvia
2014. Selected for “Art in Eifel Tover”,Paris,France from Italy team
2014.10. Retrospective ,Exhibition ,Rezekne ,City Museum,Latvia
2015.02.Retrospective ,Exhibition, Iecava ,Culture Hall ,Latvia
2015.03.Retrospective ,Exhibition, Bauska,Bauska Museum,Latvia
2015. 10. Retrospective , Solo exhibit. Valmiera Museum

2016.New series Flashmob expo in Homeland ,Iecava ,Latvia

2017.Solo Show -Rietumu Capital Centre ( Rietumu Bank) – Riga,Latvia

2017. Solo Exhibition Belgium Antwerpen ,


1. Pogodin V.S., art researcher “The River of Time in its Course” (“Река времен в своем стремлении”)// Magazin “Woman’s World” (“Мир женщины”), Moskow, Russia, Nr. 1, 22.-24.
2. Hajenko S.I., art researcher, “The Uni ty of the Opposi tes” (“Единство противоположнотей”)// Magazine ”Galerija”, Riga, Latvija, Nr.2
3. Ivlevs A., poet, journal ist , “The Beauty wi ll save the Wor ld” (“Красота спасет мир”)//Newspaper “Bal ti jas avize”, Riga, Latvi ja, 26.05.09. , Nr . 21
4. Ozerskaja I. , wr iter , “The Paint ing Forever” (“Картина навсегда”) // magazine “Steeple” (“Шпиль”), Riga, Latvia, 2008, Nr . 2/3
5. Rizova C.M. journal ist , Magazine “Love” (“Люблю”), Riga, Latvia, 2000+, Nr . 2(3)
6. Savisko M. Hunting// Magazine “Plus Ar t” (“Māksla plus”), Rīga, Latvia, 2009, Nr . .....etc. To this days
8.Tatyana Palchuk YouTube