Youlia Tkatchouk was born in Lviv, Ukraine. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Lviv Academy of Fine Art. Youlia studied under the renowned set designer Evhen Lysyk, main artist of the Lviv Opera Theatre and worked under mosaic masters in Ravenna, Venice, and Kyiv.
She enjoys working in many different genres and mediums; painting, drawing, sculpture, mosaic and paper cutting. Youlia is inspired and influenced by the beauty of nature. Her artwork embodies organic forms and emotions, it invites the viewer to explore their relationship to nature and create their own meaning. In 2008, her award winning installation “Trilogy” won Best in Show for the International SAMA and prestigious Prism Award.
Today Youlia’s works can be found in a myriad of private and public collections both in the United States and abroad.
Youlia shares her talents and knowledge by teaching private classes and workshops. She strives to help each student bring out their creative and artistic side. Her workshops reflect her whimsical and artistic personality.
Youlia currently resides and works in Chicago with her husband and two sons.