Tatiana Sougakova

Ox:   Ox in Pajamas

About the Artist

Currently residing in Plainsboro NJ, artist Tatiana L. Sougakova was born in Russia in 1965, where she lived through young adulthood. In 1984 she graduated from Restoration Arts College in St. Petersburg, Russia, with a degree in painted surface restoration. During that time she completed many community projects, including murals for a college residence hall, a mural for a community college lobby in St. Petersburg, a stained glass piece for staircase windows in a community college, and the execution of stained glass imitation design for a cafe in St. Petersburg. She also briefly interned at State Hermitage in St. Petersburg.

She furthered her education with a concentration in languages, and earned a degree in linguistics with a minor in the Czech language at the University of St. Petersburg, Russia.  In 1991 she and her husband moved to USA, and in 2000, Sougakova and her family moved to Plainsboro, NJ where she began to paint again, focusing on acrylic on canvas. Her art may look decorative — it is intended to be enjoyed in the owner’s personal space — but it is also conceptual and woven with many layers of contemplation and analogies by the artist during the creative process.

 Sougakova’s works have been featured in juried, group and solo shows, including, In Liquid, Philadelphia, the Paris School of Design in Paris, France, Gourgaud Gallery, Hamilton Gallery, the New Hope Arts Center and Mercer County Community College among others.

Website:  http://sougakova.com