Tatyana Kalyn was born in Kemerovo, an industrial city located in Siberia. She graduated from her preliminary painting studies at the Kemerovo State Art Institute in 1989. Following this, she was accepted to the esteemed I.E. Repin Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Ms. Kalyn graduated in 2003 from a rigorous education that included instruction by some of Russia's leading artists, including Reihet, Baharev, Blohin, Lysak, and Repin himself.