Tatiana Kuzyk

Tatiana Kuzyk

Bern, Switzerland

About Tatiana Kuzyk

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work centers on the theme of intimate beauty and its shifting disguises in one's personal experiences and the minutia of daily life. I believe that beauty is to be found within seemingly imperfect objects, places, and experiences, although it is often obscured by layers of preconceived ideas of what's viewed as beautiful. In my work, I pose questions and invite the viewer to step into a space of a feeling rather than a thought, and to search for one's own personal conclusions through an attentive engagement with my artworks. It is my sincere hope that my audience can also experience this almost inexplicable shift of seeing anew what had before seemed imperfect, ubiquitous, or incomplete.

BIO

Tatiana was born in Poland in a heavily industrial region that had been ravaged by environmental damage and pollution – it was a place where beauty was shrouded in raw, brittle layers of imperfection. During her adolescence, Tatiana witnessed post-communist upheaval and rapid shifts in popular culture as the East was beginning to embrace the West. In her early adulthood, she moved to the United States where she became drawn into the fine arts and started working with mixed media paintings and collages both within the context of formal and informal education. After building up a sizeable body of work, she began presenting in solo and group exhibitions within the Chicago metropolitan area. Concurrently, Tatiana became fascinated with depth psychology and in particular its painting and drawing processes of capturing spontaneous images that carry an implicitly personal narrative.

In 2011 Tatiana took a 5-year sabbatical during which she moved to Switzerland and started pursuing photography as her new medium. Today, her photography work has developed to the stage where she has begun showing her images to audiences at large. In the past four years, private collectors in Switzerland and the US have acquired a select number of her limited edition prints and artworks.
Tatiana traces her influences and ongoing inspiration to the multilayered, emotive works of Lee Krasner and iconic photographic imagery of Edward Weston.

Currently, Tatiana lives in Bern, Switzerland.

Education

2020 Zurich University of the Arts - ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste) begun fine arts and design program

2008 received Bachelor of Metaphysics from the University of Metaphysical Sciences (Arcata, CA)

2005 received A.A. and graduated with High Honors from College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)

Events

2020 membership at Visarte - Swiss Association of Professional Visual Artists

2016 ‘B&W shorts: SEAT’ self-published photobook (April) ISBN 978-1-36-439583-4

Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

2021 invited to exhibit 'This is harvest' series at 'PHOTO 20' (annual exhibition of Swiss photography) in Zurich. Due to covid-19, exhibition was rescheduled from Jan to April

2020 Artist's photograph featured on Instagram @igersbern and @igerszurich as 'Photograph of the week' (Oct - Nov)

2020 Artist featured in ‘New This Week’ collection on Saatchiart.com (August)

2020 'Japan: imprints on my soul' solo exhibition at Amami am Walensee, in Walenstadt, Switzerland (Jan -March)

2019 Artist featured in ‘The Natural Curiosities: Inspired by the Outdoors’ collection on Saatchiart.com (August)

2019 '100 Prints' - inclusion in a project showcasing collection of works of international female photographers,

2017 ‘Ora Nui’ literary journal in Auckland, New Zealand – four photographs published in the summer edition (July)

2010 Caribou Coffee House, Glen Ellyn, IL - individual exhibition (October - November)

2010 Chicago Art Open 2010, River East Arts Center, group exhibition Chicago, IL (May)

2010 ‘It’s Our Earth’, Wheaton, IL – recycled art exhibit (April)

2010 Bells & Whistles Snackery, Glen Ellyn, IL -individual exhibition (January –April)

2010 Sky Writer Art Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL ~ group exhibition (January)

2009 Caribou Coffee House, Glen Ellyn, IL ~ individual exhibition (September - October)

2009 ‘Learning & Product Expo’ – finalist recognition, Art Show, Chicago, IL (July)


MEDIA COVERAGE

2018 ‘Ron Orp’ – Zurich’s lifestyle newsletter isue #1637 lead photograph, Zurich, Switzerland (April)

2010 ‘Prairie Light Review’ Quarterly Art Review Magazine – artwork published in 2 editions: Spring & Fall 2010, Glen Ellyn, IL USA

2009 ‘Glen Ellyn News’ (01/14/10 p. 23) artwork photo & mention, Glen Ellyn, IL USA