Alla Tkachuk is an artist, curator, education researcher, and creativity champion. She lives and works in London.
Graduating in science, Alla had enjoyed a successful professional career in art. Among her work are a number of high-profile portrait commissions including celebrated portraits of Prince Charles.
Alla led her pioneering 'innovation in portraiture' seminars series at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), partnered by the NPG and The Times (UK).
Her work featured on the front pages of The Times (UK), Bild (Germany), ITV and other media. Read Press and media acclaim. Her work was named 'Critics Choice' by the Saatchi Gallery and 'Image of the Week' by The Times' Art Review.
She exhibited worldwide. Her animated painting series of the 20th-century dictators were shown on the Europe's largest digital screen on top of the Axel Springer Publishers HQ in Berlin.
Her pioneering work on 'transformation of production of art through 3D digital technologies' was shown at SHUNT and the NPG in London.
Alla's art is owned by such art collections as the BBC Public Ownership Collection, and the Royal College of Music collection.
She is a recipient of the Gold Medal of the Lead Publishing Awards, the Leverhulme Artist-in-Residence Award, and the UK Millennium Awards Fellowship. Alla is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
In 2007, Alla founded education charity MASK, a unique organisation that hopes to change a paradigm of empowering young people for successful employment and leadership in Africa by developing 'direct' creativity-learning programmes in schools and establishing a pan-African creativity competition, the MASK Prize. The MASK Prize is shown annually at the Saatchi Gallery and Turner Contemporary in the UK.
MASK's programmes are accredited by the Harvard University's Global Education Innovation Initiative and affiliated to the UNESCO InSEA.
Alla has been speaking on 'creativity for development' at UNESCO, business, art, academic platforms, and in press and media in the UK, USA, Kenya, and Korea.
She writes an art column 'How to Look at Art' for a Kenyan national newspaper The Star, and on 'creativity in business' for the Private Sector Magazine in Kenya, and RSA. Her writing featured on the Results for Development Institute's Center for innovation Education (USA), and AD Magazine of NSEAD (UK).
Alla runs her Great Walk of Art, art discovering walking adventures, in London and Washington DC.
Alla Tkachuk with Prince Charles