Photo by Elena Levkovskaya Photography
Photo by Elena Levkovskaya Photography

Tetiana Koldunenko is a versatile artist, residing in the city of Sydney, Australia. She was born in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine and relocated to Australia in 2010. 

As a painter she utilises many of the traditional techniques and materials, including oil, acrylic, watercolours etc., as a graphic designer and illustrator she predominantly uses digital tools.

Her artistic journey is marked by an international education that spans continents. Having studied at the State Art School and earned her degree from the Ukrainian Academy of Art and Architecture in Kyiv, Ukraine. Expanding her horizons, she pursued a Master of Design at the Florence Design Academy in Italy. Continuing her pursuit of knowledge and excellence, she further honed her skills by completing a Master of Design (Honours) at UNSW in Sydney, Australia. This diverse educational background reflects not only her dedication to the craft but also her exposure to varied artistic traditions and perspectives.

As a relative newcomer to Australia, Tetiana is deeply moved by the stark beauty of the country. The contrasts of urban and rural landscapes, along with the unique elements of Australian nature inspire her artistic vision. Driven by a profound appreciation for the beauty surrounding her, she feels compelled to emphasise this distinctiveness in her work. Through her art, she seeks to capture and convey the essence of Australia’s unique charm and natural allure, creating visual narratives that reflect her personal journey and connection to this captivating environment. 

Specialising in acrylic and oil mediums, Koldunenko employs a unique approach, often starting with a sculptural white base that forms the relief foundation for her billion-colour three-dimensional paintings. Distant solidity and limited colour pallet surprises by richness of details and colours that becomes apparent upon closer examination. Her artworks are characterised by a very fine sense of colour and immaculate attention to details. 


2024 – Small Works, group exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia (Upcoming)
2023 – Small Artworks, group exhibition, East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale, Vic, Australia
2023 – United24, fundraising Auction, Fullerton Hotel, Sydney, Australia
2023 – Love Letter to the Ocean, CBD Gallery, Sydney CBD, Australia
2023 – Colours of Freedom, group exhibition, Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, Australia
2023 – Colours of Freedom, group exhibition, The Watch House, Balmain, Australia
2023 – Ukraine: A War Diary of Lives, Estuary Art Center, Orewa, New Zealand
2023 – Ukraine: Secrets of Resilience, group exhibition, Sydney Town Hall, Australia
2022 – Prayer for Ukraine, group exhibition, St.Andrew’s Cathedral, Town Hall, Australia
2022 – Australiana, group exhibition, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby, Australia
2022 – Springs Gives Us Hope, group exhibition, Mona Vale Pop-Up Gallery, Australia
2022 – Talents of Australia, group exhibition, Lidcombe, Australia
2022 – Hope for Ukraine, group exhibition, the Photostudio, Glebe, Australia
2022 – United, group exhibition, Curl Curl Creative Space, Curl Curl, Australia
2022 – True Blue and a Little Bit of Yellow, group exhibition, Gosford Community Gallery, Gosford, Australia
2021 – Taste of Ukraine, Ukrainian Diplomatic function, Ukrainian Orthodox Centre, Canberra, Australia
2019 – Vyshyvanka Day, Ukrainian Diplomatic function, NGA, Canberra, Australia
2018 – Harmony Day, Ukrainian Diplomatic function, NGA, Canberra, Australia
2011 – Small Works, group exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
2011 – All For You, group exhibition, Global Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2011 – Transcendence exhibition, group exhibition, The Arthouse hotel, Sydney, Australia
2010 – Solo exhibition in Kyiv, Ukraine



2023 Bluethumb Art Prize, finalist
2011 Derivan Garden  Sketchabout Prize, shortlisted


More about Tetiana’s artistic activities is in her Blog