Tatyana Schremko Schriempf
Tatyana Schremko Schriempf was born in Harbin, China in 1934 of Russian-Ukrainian parents. She lived in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, and Germany, and now resides in the USA. Her early education was in the Ukraine and Germany. Miss Schremko finished higher education in the US where her initial studies were in chemistry, and her early work was in a research laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. At the same time, she began to study and work in sculpture. She continued her training at George Washington University, where she studied with Heinz Warneke, the primary sculptor for the National Cathedral in Washington DC.
She exhibits and sells in various galleries in the Washington, DC area, and has received commissions for works in private homes as well as for portraitures. The University of Maryland has acquired three of her sculptures for their permanent collection. Her work is in private collections in the United States, England, Scotland, Norway, Denmark, and China. Among her commissioned work is the Anniversary Sculpture presented to Dundee, Scotland by the City of Alexandria on the 30th Anniversary of the Sister Cities. In addition, she has been the Art representative to Sister Cities Committee of Alexandria, VA 1989-2004, including the assembling of a traveling photography exhibit by Alexandria Photographers which toured all four Sister Cities in Europe, and serving as the Art Liaison for the International Exchange and Exhibit of Art. At the present time she has a private studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, which has 82 studios and 6 galleries.
From 2007 to 2013 she participated each year in the international ice and snow sculpture competitions in Harbin, China, twice taking honorable mention for her snow sculptures, and serving as a judge representing the United States in the 2013 ice competition.
University of Pittsburgh (Studied sculpture with Virgil Contino, Head of Sculpture Department)
Bachelor of Arts, George Washington University, cum laude, 1996
Majored in Sculpture with Heinz Warneke, H. I. Gates
Selected Juried Exhibitions
Jane Haslem Gallery
The New Masters Gallery
The Tiffany Tree
Dimock Gallery, G.W.U.
Vienna Art Society (First place in sculpture)
Art on the Seventh Floor, Washington Design Center
Alexandria Art League
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy (Was included in the slide projection of worldwide Modern Art exhibit)
Wilson Center Gallery Installation Exhibit
Washington Square Sculpture Show (three times, including first prize in 2002)
Alexandria Symphony (the first venture with the Art League to produce art set to music, Fall 2003; included in the videotaping by ComCast Cable Station)
Alexandria Symphony (February 7th, 2004)
Solo artist exhibit Alexandria Art League, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA, October 5-November 6, 2006
Courthouse Galleries Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Portsmouth, VA (March-October, 2007)
Art in City Hall, Alexandria, VA: Best in Show (April-September 2007)
Solo Exhibition sponsored by Alexandria Commission on the Arts in Public Places (November 2007-January 2008)
Professional Memberships and Activities
Washington Sculptors Group
International Sculpture Center
The Alexandria Art League
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Leads the Morrison House Lecture Series on Art, Literature and Science