Tatiana Simonova is a Bulgarian born, PDX based artist and educator. She works in printmaking and drawing, choosing her media as a strategy to explore recording, repeating, memorizing, obscuring and destroying. Simonova has exhibited nationally at David Krut Projects, Heidi Cho Gallery, Storefront Ten Eyck and IPCNY in NYC among others, and internationally in Japan, South Korea, Spain and Hungary. Her prints have been published by the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and she has participated in residencies at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Santa Fe Art Institute and Vermont Studio Center.

Rooted in her Bulgarian ancestry and shaped by her experiences immigrating to the USA, Simonova’s drawings explore personal narratives and cultural heritage. Within the context of displacement, she prompts viewers to ponder questions of belonging and identity. How do we find stability in the transition between the familiar and the unfamiliar?  How do we build connections across the barriers of language and culture? And does adapting to new cultural landscapes necessarily mean sacrificing one's identity in the process?