About Tanya Brown
Tanya Brown may be contacted via email, email@example.com.
Tanya Brown is an artist, a writer, and a longtime resident of California's Silicon Valley. Her artwork couples 3D/CGI and fiber, and has been exhibited across the country and juried into international shows.
An early interest in art was interrupted by the need to feed and house herself. After working rotating shifts at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in order to pay her way through school, she became an engineering physicist at that laboratory. When she wasn't being irradiated and exposed to high voltage at work, she pursued a formal education in art and graphic design. This led to a career in graphic design and as a 3D/CGI illustrator, including work in Wired Magazine and other publications.
Upon the birth of her son, she turned to the tactile medium of fiber, a pursuit she could enjoy in the bursts of time when he wasn't screaming.
Her work is a reflection of her view of life. It varies between whimsical and morose, depending on world events, the phase of the moon, and how much coffee she's ingested.
In recent years her work has merged 3D/CGI with textiles, creating portraiture and pieces which explore societal ills. Her work has appeared in shows such as Quilt National and a variety of books and periodicals.
1000 Quilt Inspirations, Sandra Sider
Cutting Edge Art Quilts, Mary Kerr
Art Quilt Portfolio: People & Portraits, Martha Sielman
Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World, Martha Sielman
Machine Quilting Unlimited, March/April 2017, Fly Me to the Moon
Surface Design Journal, Winter 2016/2017, Tanya Brown
Textile Fibre Forum, December 2016, Nida's Nightmare
International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, 2016/2017, Special Exhibits
Textile Fibre Forum, June 2016, Censorship in Art
Textile Fibre Forum, September 2015, Reader Gallery
Machine Quilting Unlimited, July/August 2015, Noteworthy
American Quilter, July 2014
International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, 2013-2014, Quilts: A World of Beauty
International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, 2012-2013, Quilts: A World of Beauty
Quilting Arts Magazine, August/September 2012, Gallery: Inspiring quilts from the new book, Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World, Martha Sielman
Loveland Reporter-Herald, June 29, 2012, 'No Place to Call Home' exhibit at Loveland Museum/Gallery provides insight into homelessness, Jeannie Lancaster
Quilt Trends Magazine, Summer 2012, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles: Celebrating 35 Years, Suzanne Smith Arney
Machine Quilting Unlimited, January/February 2012, Jaw Dropper
Studio Art Quilt Association Journal, Fall 2011, SAQA Provides Curating Experience, Kathleen McCabe
Art Quilt Studio, June/July 2011
AQS Lancaster 2014 (2nd Place, Wall Quilts, Home Machine Quilted), 2015
AQS Paducah 2014, 2015
Fly Me to the Moon
IQF Houston 2009, 2010, 2011 (2nd Place, Art Painted Surface), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (3rd Place, Digital Imagery), 2016
IQF Journal Quilt Project 2007
IQF Journal Quilt Project 2008, "Journal Quilt Project II: Elements - Earth, Water, Air, and Fire"
Mancuso World Quilt Show 2015
MQX East 2010 Special Exhibit, "Humor is the Best Medicine"
Northern California Surface Design Association Exhibit "Beyond the Surface," 2016
PIQF 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (Best Machine Workmanship), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 (Best Sewing Machine Workmanship)
The Artist as Quiltmaker XV, 2012
Quilt National 2011
Road to California 2011, 2012 (2nd place, Art Human Image)
Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibit "No Place to Call Home," 2010-2011