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Tania Rivilis

Tania Rivilis, born in Ukraine in 1986, did not embark on her artistic journey until her move to Germany. This shift, both geographical and personal, marked the beginning of an exploration that she started at the age of 27.

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From Ukraine to the World

When Tania first set foot in Germany in 2012, little did she know her path would take her to global recognition. Her artistry started to bloom and by 2015, the world began to take notice. The stages varied — from renowned galleries to digital billboards in iconic locations.

Honoring the Craft

It’s worth noting that Tania’s journey is not just about locations or exhibitions. It’s about honoring a craft, a process, a passion. In 2022, her commitment to her art was acknowledged when she received the William Lock Prize at the Royal Portrait Society. A deeper dive into the stories behind the awarded paintings reveals the artistry and dedication of the participants, and Tania stood out with her unique approach to the timeless portrait, an ode to paint and aesthetic potential. For further insight, one might want to explore the stories behind these prize-winning pieces.


Exhibitions and Collaborations

Tania has been an active exhibitor at various prestigious platforms, such as the Arcadia Contemporary in New York and Bonnard Galerie in the Netherlands. Events like the LA Art Fair and Art Basel have also seen her work grace their spaces.

Her digital presence is equally noteworthy. A recent highlight includes her works illuminating the screens of Times Square in New York. To relive this iconic moment, have a glimpse here.

Yet, her journey is not only about individual milestones. Collaborations with prominent figures, such as Val Kilmer and the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, demonstrate the intersections of art across various mediums.


A New Chapter at Christie’s London

In the venerable halls of Christie’s, “Note to Self” stood as a testament to female creativity. Tania Rivilis, painting with her signature romanticism, showcased three distinctive pieces. Guiding this showcase were @artleadher and @mashondatifrere, emphasizing women’s pivotal place in contemporary art. Spanning 28th March to 14th April, the event transcended traditional exhibitions, heralding a fresh narrative in the art world. The 29th March saw Tania in attendance, marking a memorable moment in London’s rich artistic history.

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Venturing into the Digital Era

The traditional canvas isn’t the only space where Tania’s artistry thrives. Since 2021, she has dipped her toes in the NFT community, creating ripples across platforms like SuperRare and NiftyGateway. Moreover, her art transcended physical boundaries as it became part of the ArtCrush world tour.

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Inside Art with BBC World

Tania’s artistic journey has not only been about creating but also about conversing. An interesting chat titled “Women painting portraits” was featured on BBC World in July 2023. For those keen on listening to her insights, the interview can be accessed here. Also, keep an eye out for her upcoming group show in Los Angeles in March 2023.

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Art Fairs

2021 LA ART SHOW  (presented by Arcadia Gallery NYC)
2022 First Art Fair, Amsterdam  (presented by Bonnard Gallery)
2022 Art Basel Miami  (curated by Mashonda Tifrere, ArtLeadsHer)
2023 Naarden The Art Fair  (presented by Bonnard Gallery)

Group Shows

2017 Urmond Church, Netherlands
2018 Rozendaal Art Gallery, Netherlands
2020 Story Tellers. Bonnard Gallery, Netherlands
2021 Grand Opening SOHO. Arcadia Gallery, New York
2021 Male of the Species. Arcadia Gallery, New York
2021 Summer exhibition. Bonnard Gallery, Netherlands
2021 Five under Five. Arcadia Gallery, New York
2022 Urban Zen. Donna Karan. Art curator – Mashonda Tifrere. NYC
2022 Royal Portrait Society. Mall Galleries, London UK
2022 Halcyon Days. curated by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
2023 Group show. Arcadia Gallery, New York
2023 “Note to Self” exhibition curated by Mashonda Tifrere. Christie´s London
2023 “Five under Five” group show. Arcadia Gallery, New York.
2023 “Female Gaze” group show. Bonnard Gallery, Netherlands
2023 “At the Edge of Realism” Kirk Gallery, Denmark
2023 Annual Exhibition, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, London
2024 Exhibition at Tilsitt Gallery, Porto
2024 Royal Portrait Society annual exhibition, Mall Galleries, London


2021 The honourable mention of the Contemporary Award
2022 The William Lock Portrait Prize for the most timeless portrait with a real feeling for paint and its aesthetically potential. Royal Portrait Society, London