Tatiana Klacsmann remains steadfast in the belief that the traditional arts are not really dead. She makes mixed media collages that uphold her faith in beauty and precision over efficiency. Each living thing, first carved as a linocut print, then receives individual attention with the addition of paint, ink, and color pencil. These carefully rendered creatures and plants become characters in flat, patterned landscapes. The discrepancy between organic and non-naturalistic elements contributes to a sense of unease about discovering beautiful life forms in unsettling places. Her collage, "Nocturne #1" received the 2014 Medal of Honor in Mixed Media and Walinska Memorial Award from the National Association of Women Artist, and she was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition held by the National Portrait Gallery. She completed a certificate in Green Printmaking - intaglio at Zea Mays Printmaking, an MFA at Johnson State College with the Vermont Studio Center, Masters of Art History at the University of Glasgow and Christie's Education, and BA at Yale University. Her work is included in The Miriam Schapiro Archives on Women Artists housed at Rutgers University Libraries, and in the flat files and archives of Zea Mays Printmaking. She has been an artist resident at Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and the Women’s Studio Workshop.
Self Portrait as Commedia dell'arte, 30 x 72," mixed media collage, 2015
Self Portrait as Death and the Maiden, 64 x 30," 2015