Tetyana Yagodkina

Tetyana Yagodkina is a Ukrainian painter, mural artist, teacher and public figure.

Tetyana was born in Kyiv on February 25, 1982, in the family of painters Hanna Nosenko and Henry Yagodkin.

In 2000, she graduated from the painting department of the Taras Shevchenko Children’s Art School under the guidance of teacher Yuriy Gurin. In 1999-2000, she took preparatory courses in the private workshop of Henry Yahodkin. In 2006 Tetyana received a master’s degree in painting with honours from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, where she studied in the workshop of Professor Olexandr Lopukhov.

In 2008, Tetyana Yagodkina completed an internship at the creative workshops of the Cite Internationale des Arts (Paris, France).

The basis of Tetyana Yahogdkina’s works is the classical realistic school of painting.

The artist transformed her perception of the world into her own style of painting and techniques, which became a unique feature of Tetyana’s work. The field of experiment in the combination of classics and abstraction for her is landscape, still life and portrait.

The colour chords, which the artist carefully selects, are emotionally bright and robust. Thanks to laconic and monumental compositions, Tetyana’s works are not overloaded with unnecessary details, are full of mood, emotion and, at the same time, are minimalistic.

The works of Tetyana Yagodkina can be seen in the following public collections:

  • Museum of Modern Arts of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Archaeological Museum of Macedonia (Skopje, Macedonia)
  • National Museum of Batumi (Georgia)
  • Regional Archaeological Museum (Tripilla village, Kyiv region, Ukraine)
  • Chernihiv Regional Museum (Chernihiv, Ukraine)
  • Museum-apartment of Victor Kosenko (Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Kaniv Literary Museum (Kaniv, Ukraine)
  • Local History Museum (Kremenets, Ukraine)
  • Funds of the National Union of Artists (Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Grozec Cultural Centre (Grozec, Poland)
  • City Gallery of Opovo (Opovo, Serbia)

Tetyana’s works are in the private collections of the 1st President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk, HH Sheik Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, belonging to the ruling dynasty of the UAE, as well as in Ukraine, USA, UAE, Spain, Switzerland, Israel, India, Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Croatia, United Kingdom.

Tetyana Yagodkina has been a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 2006 and the head of the art studio Iva Art Club.

Since 2015, Tetyana Yagodkina has been cooperating with the charity project “UaWorld”: master classes are held for the children of Valentina Vovk’s family-type orphanage, painting classes with children from the City of Happy Children, master classes for children at the Centre for Social and Psychological Rehabilitation of the Obolon District of Kyiv, painting classes for children of refugees from Ukraine in Poland (Stalowa Volya, Poland) and classes with children of refugees under the auspices of the Public Organization Our Kramatorsk (Kyiv, Ukraine).

In 2022, Tetyana Yagodkina held master classes under the grant program for children of refugees from Ukraine and children from Poland in the city of Rozwadów (Poland), as well as for six months she cooperated with the Municipal House of Culture in the city of Stalowa Wola (Poland).

Also in 2022, Tetyana was the curator of Henry Yagodkin’s solo exhibition “Osnovy/Basis”, dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the birth of Hryhoriy Skovoroda, in the gallery of the National Library for Children and a member of the jury of the international children’s drawing competition at the National Library of Ukraine for Children.

Public projects of previous years:

  • 2020-2021 — Co-organizer of plein airs with Natalya Petrukha at the Artistic Residence “Cottage Boutique on Dnister – Neporotove” (Neporotove village, Chernivtsi region, Ukraine)
  • 2017, 2018 — Aspen Charity Auction
  • 2018 — ZOOART charity auction
  • 2017 — Master class at the Art Arsenal for the organization “Healthy Humanity” (Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • 2009, 2014, 2015 — Masterclasses for children at Arboretum Bolestraszyce (Przemyśl, Poland)
  • 2015 – Masterclasses at the gallery “N2N gallery” (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • 2014 — Jury member of the contest “Maluemy pastelami” — City House of Culture (Tarnobrzeg, Poland)