Born in Russia, Tatyana Kulida completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees in the USA. After exploring careers in consulting and non-profits, drawn to traditional ideas of beauty and art she sought out the Florence Academy of Art to discover a solid foundation as a painter, graduating in 2013. Tatyana is a recipient of the Ann Lee and John F. Stacey scholarship awarded to emerging realist artists. She is a prizewinner of the ARC scholarship competition as well as an awardee of the 4th Year Prize apprenticeship at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2014 one of her portraits was accepted into the Royal Academy of Portrait Painters Open exhibition in London.
Tatyana currently splits her time between USA and Italy - teaching and painting figurative works as well as portrait commissions.