Thursday, June 20, 2024

Tanya Minhas

Tanya Minhas is a New York based visual artist. Raised in Karachi, Pakistan, the artist moved to the United States to attend Princeton University. She received her graduate degree from Columbia University, and painted portraits in oil at The Arts Students League. Minhas started Tanya Minhas Studio in 2012, as a space for her various artistic expressions – painting, drawing, textile designs – to come together.

Her current work reflects her practice of repetitive drawing, utilizing ink, paint, and other various media. She meditatively explores the state of harmony between the internal and the external, the visible and the invisible, the tangible and the elusive. Through these explorations, she examines how the strength of one’s intrinsic life force affects this harmony, offering an impetus that seeks to balance our internal lives with an increasingly tempestuous external world.

Tanya Minhas, Earth, 2023 Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches
Tanya Minhas, Melancholy of Stolen Time – Illumination Sunrise, 2022 Acrylic on canvas 9 x 12 inches
Tanya Minhas, The Moon Taps at the Ocean’s Heart – Summer Stage 2, 2019 Acrylic on wood panel 9 x 12 inches
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  1. […] Tanya Minhas sat down to talk about her background as well as her work that appeared in a group show at Winston Wächter until September 1. Minhas holds a Ph.D. in classical Persian poetry, an interest that stems from her childhood in Pakistan. In her process, before she paints, she writes about what she is working on, pulling a pattering from her writing that she translates into the work. To hear more about her process as well as the pieces in the gallery show, listen to the complete interview.  […]


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