Tianova's obsession with art awakened in her childhood years and classes in secondary art school ignited a fire.
An accomplished painter, Tianova's preferred medium is oil. Her technique intends to transport the viewer to a place between realism and a dreamscape. Spatial realism is the style of painting by Tianova, in which the space depicted within the same plane and within the framework of the realistic method acquires the effect of three-dimensionality and dynamism due to the expressive means of painting, capturing a mesmerizing moment of solitude and silence. The use of negative space is meant to be interpreted as a state of mind, from pondering nostalgia to being present. Her mission is for the patron to be illusively lured, through a wide range of emotions, into the fleeting world of escapism.
Tianova, a Russian native, grew up and attended school in Kazakhstan. Before moving to America in 1999, she acquired a degree in fashion design, as well as two years toward a Master's degree of Fine Arts. She now resides in Savannah, Georgia, and is inspired by the historical architecture, cultural atmosphere, and music, and embodies the beautiful city in her work.
Tianova worked for many years in the fashion industry and designed her own clothing and jewelry line. Tianova's pieces are exhibited in a number of galleries and private collections throughout the United States.
Tianova's musician series began in 2022 when she broke her dominant right hand and was only able to paint with her left hand and a pallet knife. She began painting music while she listened, and the musician series was born. Her recovery and surgery took longer than expected, so she continued to paint with her less dominant hand and a pallet knife until she determined this would be the way to continue painting her musicians. She paints all other work, including her cityscapes and more realism work, with her dominant right hand.