Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Tanya studied Studio Art at Brandeis University and has lived in Rwanda and New York City. In 2014 she completed her Postgraduate Studies in Visual Art at HaMidrasha School of Art, Israel. She currently lives and works in Pardes Chana, Israel and teaches art at the Yemin Orde Youth Village.
"I believe that by encountering others’ differences, we expand, redefine, and enrich our sense of being. My art explores connections between different types of people that lead to a richer co-existence and to a more profound self-understanding. "