“From prehistoric wall drawings to aerosol can paintings,
I seek inspiration without judgment or criticism, guided only by love.”
An internationally recognized fine artist, Yelena Tylkina was born in 1965, in the City of Orsha, Vitebsk Province, Belarus. The Vitebsk Province has given birth to some of the world’s most famous artists of the twentieth century such as Mark Chagall, El Lissitsky, Lazar Khidekel, to name only a few. It was in Vitebsk that the great Kasimir Malevich fathered the Suprematist Art group (UNOVIS) that made a lasting mark on Modernism.
Yelena Tylkina began her formal art education at the age of eight and had her first exhibition at the age of 13. Her studies in Art included oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel painting, graphics, sculpture, murals, and portraiture. Since 1989 she lives and works in New York City.
Yelena Tylkina has won about twenty awards and honors for her contribution to the art world nationally and internationally and her work is included in many private and corporate collections all over the globe.
To date, she has had a dozen solo, sixteen museum, and over fifty group exhibitions, including the following museums:
Museu de Evora, Evora, Portugal
The Historical Museum of City Orsha, Orsha, Belarus
The Belarus Museum, Brooklyn, New York
The C.A.S.E. Museum of Contemporary Russian Art, Jersey City, New Jersey;
The City University of New York, Queens Borough College Art Museum, Queens, New York
Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, Spokane, Washington;
Jemison- Carnegie Heritage Hall Museum, Talladega, Alabama;
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, Maryland;
The Coral Springs Museum of Arts, Coral Spring City Center, Florida;
The Ann Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Jane Voorheer Zemmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., USA
She has also appeared on several television and radio programs in USA and Europe and her work has been the subject of focus in over thirty articles in art magazines and newspapers, such as the “Noticias de Arte”, “Manhattan Art International”, “Russian Bazaar”, “Metro”, “Forward”’ “Evening New York”, “Jewish World”, “Hellas News”, ARU.TV, El Mundo, New York Times, Vanity Fair and others.
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