Tania, (Tetiana) Yukhimets was born in Kiev, Ukraine. Yukimets goes by TISY for her three-dimensional art because it is a collaboration with her husband Slava to create these three-dimensional sculptures. TISY represents a combination of their initials.
After graduating from Kiev State Academy of Fine Arts, Tania spent years developing her own style of painting that has been influenced in large part by the French impressionists.
With numerous commissions and countless works sold, Tania established herself as one of the most respected and collected artists in Eastern Europe.
Before moving to California Yukimets she has been sharing her knowledge and passion with the new generation of artists as an art teacher at the prestigious Kiev State College Of Applied Arts.
In the fall of 2010 Tania moved to California where she continues to pursue her quest for beauty through art.
1985-1993: Studied art at the Kiev State Academy Of Fine Arts.
2005-2010: Taught painting, drawing and composition at the Kiev State College Of Applied Arts.
2010- Present: Lives and paints in Northern California