Nataliya Koppes was born on November 13th, 1977 in Ternopil, Ukraine. After graduating from 9thgrade she attended medical College where she completed her high school Education and gained a nursing degree. During the time working in Intensive Care Unit as a nurse, she also studied five years at University of Economics and after completion of that program she earned the ability to have her own business.  And with her creativity, she decided to open a flower shop making floristic arrangements for weddings.  When her son Davyd was born in 2003, she made a decision to sell the shop and work from home as a salesperson giving her the ability to take care of her newborn son.  In 2009, she moved from Ukraine to the USA.  In 2015, she decided to pursue her dream to become an artist attending Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is a current student at MCAD and her major is Oil Painting and Drawing.

Nataliya Koppes Résumé

  • Student at Minneapolis College of Art and Design
  • Oil Painting and Drawing


  • 1993-1996 Medical School, Chortkiv, Ukraine
  • 1998-2003 University of Economics, Ternopil, Ukraine
  • 2015-Present Minneapolis College of Art and Design


  • Nurse in ICU, Ternopil Ukraine
  • Owner of Flower shop
  • Salesperson


  • Working with different media: oil & acrylic, drawing