Tatyana Nazarenko's heroes have ridiculous figures and narrow persons of people which have no future. Nazarenko assures that she exaggerates nothing, all characters are written off from nature.
The poet has told: "Everyone writes how he hears, without trying to please". The artist Tatyana Nazarenko writes how she feels. But you shouldn't reproach her with lack of patriotism. Tatyana Nazarenko's patriotism - not for export, as, for example, at Glazunov. He - deeply internal, I would tell, intimate. She feels pity for the unfortunate heroes up to the soul depth. She among them, she is with them, she - one of them.
The majority of works of Nazarenko are autobiographical. There is her famous "Circus actor" who is freely balancing on the tense wire over an assemblage of envious persons and ill-wishers. Nazarenko has hardly got this freedom. But, having even achieved recognition and popularity, she wasn't released completely. To that the certificate - her head on a dish around which thirsty cheloveko-animals with knives in hands have gathered. It is "compliment" towards gallery owners.
1944 – born in Moscow.
1955–62 – Moscow Secondary Art School at the Surikov Institute.
1962–68 – The Surikov State Institute of Fines Arts, Moscow (under A.M. Gritsai, D.D. Zhilinsky, V.I. Shilnikov).
1966 – started participating in exhibitions.
1969 – joined the Union of Artists of the Soviet Union.
1969–72 – worked at the workshop of the Academy of Fine Arts of the Soviet Union under G.M. Korzhev.
2009-2010 "РОЖДЕСТВО" - "Christmas" Governmental Museum ARGANGELSKOE, Moscow
2008 "Vanishing Reality" Vologda State Pinakothek, Vologda
2008 "One Summer Day" (Odin Den Leta):AIDAN GALLERY at Vinzavod:
2007 «Travel to the East» «KvadraT» Gallery" St. Petersburg
2008 "Holidays" VOLGA art gallery, Moscow (Catalogue)
2006-2007 "Vanishing Reality" State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg (Catalogue)
2006 «Time extinct» The «KvadraT» Gallery, Saint Petersburg;
2005 «Disappearing Time», «Kvadrat» Art Gallery, Saint Petersburg;
2004 «Fragments», State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow;
2003 «Tatyana Nazarenko», the GAllerY Exhibition Centre, Izhevsk
2002 «My Russia», Patricia O. Ewers Center for the Arts, Pace University, New York; El Museo del Fondo del Sol, Washington D.C., «Tatyana’s Day», Gallery «ART-21», Moscow; «Orient Motives», Museum of East, Moscow;
2001 «Another Life», Photo gallery «Feniks», Moscow
2000 «End of Millennium – Fall of an Empire», Rosizo, State Center For Museums and Exhibitions, Moscow
1999 «Monument», Manege Gallery, Moscow «Transition: Moscow of middle of 90’s», Museum of History of Moscow; «Transition», Palace «Finland», Helsinki
1998 «L’Ile Maurice – Paradis pour millionaires», Central Exhibition Hall Mane/ ge, Moscow; «Transition», National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.;
1997 «Transition», Lehman College Art Gallery, the City University of New York, New York; «Transition», U-Bahn-Station Haus der Geschichte, Cologne; «Моn Paris», Museum of history of Obninsk; «The Moscow Table», Gallery M. Gelman, Moscow
1996 «Transition», U-Bahn-Station Appellhoffplatz, Bonn Galerie Henn, Cologne; «Transition», Central House of Artists, Moscow; Gallery «Moscow Palette» in State Tretyakov Gallery
1995 Gregory Gallery, New York; «Tatyana’s Day», Gallery Studio, Moscow
1994 Russian Art Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia; Dvoryaninovo Museum, Russia
1993 «Tatyana’s Day», State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow; Gregory Gallery, Washington
1992 Gallerie Fernando Duran, Madrid (with N. Nesterova)
1990 Sohy Gallery, Boston
1989 Central House of Artists, Moscow
1988 House der Burgerschaft, Bremen; Opera House, Oldenburg, Germany
1987 Museum of Russian and Western Art, Odessa; Museum of Eastern and Western Art, Kiev; Exhibition hall of the Union of Artists, Lvov; Leverkusen Forum, Germany
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Arkhangelsk Museum of Fine Art
Bryansk Museum of Fine Art
Vologda Museum of Fine Art
Dnepropetrovsk Art Museum
Ivanovo Art Museum
Irkutsk Museum of Fine Art
Museum of Eastern and Western Art, Kiev
Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Nikolaev Art Museum
Novokuznetsk Art Museum
Penza Art Museum
Perm State Museum of Fine Art
Rostov Art Museum, Rostov-on-Don
The Radishchev Art Museum, Saratov
Taganrog Art Museum
Tver Museum of Fine Art
Tomsk Museum of Fine Art
Tula Museum of Fine Art
Tyumen Museum of Fine Art
Tchelyabinsk Art Museum
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Art Museum
The Arbat-Prestige Museum, Moscow
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Museum of Art, Rostock
Museum of Modern Art, Sofia
Helsinki City Museum, Finland
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
Duke Museum of Art, The Duke University, Durham
El Museo del Fondo del Sol, Washington, D.C.
Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
National Gallery, Berlin
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
National Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C.
Patricia O. Ewers Center for the Arts, Pace University, New York
Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava
Cremona Foundation, Maryland
Kolodzei Art Foundation, Moscow (Russia) - New Jersey (USA)
INTART Foundation, New York