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Tanya Gill

About The Artist

Tanya Gill maintains a process based artistic practice. Over the past five years, she has specifically focused on rafoo (darning or re-weaving) and paper inlay. After being awarded the Fullbright-Nehru, she traveled to India to research the intersection of craft and fine art. During that time, Gill worked with the late artist Priya Ravish Mehra and master rafoogars. As a result, she incorporating traditional darning techniques into her work. This is how the on-going Altered series came to be, a collection of architectural shapes on found textiles. Previously, Gill was in residence at McDowell Artists Colony, Haystack Mountain School of Craft and The Ragdale Foundation. She was honored to be an Affiliate at Headlands Center for the Arts and received an Individual Artist Grant from the Marin Arts Council. Gill received her BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute and went on to earn her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Gill actively exhibits her artwork in the US and abroad. She lives between Chandigarh, India, and Chicago, Illinois. In Chicago, she is a Community Artist in Residence at Hyde Park Art Center.

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