Tatyana Kulida

Tatyana is a Russian-born contemporary realist painter and a former drawing and painting instructor at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Tatyana lives in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Tatyana is a prizewinner of the prestigious ARC student scholarship and the John F. and Ann Lee Stacey Scholarship granted to promising realist artists. Her work can be found in private collections in the UK, USA, Europe and Australasia as well as in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut and Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC. Among her showings are "The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2014", London, UK, "Chiaroscuro", New York, NY, and "The Royal Society of British Painters Exhibition 2015" at the Mall Galleries in London where she has received the 'The de László Award for Classical Draughtsmanship'.

After the birth of her second daughter, Tatyana and her family permanently moved to New Zealand to seek new sources of inspiration and closeness to nature. She is now based in Wellington where she paints commissioned portraits, studio works as well teaches painting and drawing in the classical tradition at her studio Anthesis Atelier. Tatyana was selected for the Parkin Drawing Prize'16 show and received a Nola Harford Memorial Award at the Peter Diog Cleveland National Art Awards'17.


Patrons and Collectors

Mary and Bill English
Mark Dunajtschik and Dorothy Spotswood
Nick Nightingale
Geoff Shirtcliff
Clair and Tim Shirtcliff




Painting "Paul turns 90" acquired by the Cameron Museum of Art, Wilmington NC, 2017

Nola Hartford Memorial Award at the Marlborough Art Awards show, 2017

Painting "Her Gift to the World" joined the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, 2015

The de László Award for Classical Draughtsmanship - Royal Society of British Artists, London, UK, 2015

John F. and Ann Lee Stacey Scholarship for Art Education - National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 2013

Arts Renewal Center, Second place Student Scholarship, 2013

The 4th year Prize residency, the Florence Academy of Art 2013-2014

North Carolina Regional Artist Grant, 2012

Wilmington Art Association Azalea Festival Show, Memorial Award, 2010