BIO

Tanya

Having been raised by artists and creative thinkers in a thriving east coast artists community, Los Angeles-based collage artist Tanya Mikaela has been joyfully creating in a variety of mediums throughout her life. Her deepest pleasure comes from allowing her spiritual journey to express through her art, and from reflecting beauty in the world around her.

Tanya received a BFA from Parsons School of Design, and is a member of both Collage Artists of America, and Los Angeles Experimental Artists Group. She is also an active member of the Agape International Spiritual Center as a licensed spiritual practitioner.  At Agape Tanya is one of the founding members of the I Am Woman Ministry where she first launched her Art of the Soul Workshops.  She also helps lead Agape’s Art and Beauty Ministry, spreading the philosophy that everyone is innately creative.  Her work has been shown, honored and collected on both coasts, and her collage of Obama was featured in the Manifest Hope show in DC for the 2009 inaugural events. It is part of the book, “Art for Obama”, and was prominently featured in Politico Magazines Jan 2017 edition.

Tanya is the recipient of numerous awards, among them a gold key award from the Hartford Courant, two Peace Project Awards, and numerous American Art Awards, and she has been interviewed for various publications. She has created art to benefit Doctors without Borders, Women Against Gun Violence, The Rescue Train, and Feeding America. Tanya’s art is represented throughout the Los Angeles area, and she is an artist in residence at Ten Women on Montana Gallery in Santa Monica.  Her favorite form of expression is collage; using reclaimed materials to express her spiritual vision through her artwork.