Tanya Louise Workman is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist, storytelling facilitator and journalist who works with audio, images and text to unravel the relationships between our interior and exterior selves, exploring difference and identify beyond the surface and seen, and how stories told and untold – and the bodies we inhabit – shape us. Including her own.
For her first solo installation, Allergic to Lilacs, Tanya created intimate audio recordings to explore the connections between embodied experience and voice, pairing them with suspended images to engage the viewer and listener in a conversation about what lies beneath the surface – and what all our bodies contain.
Her photographic, multimedia and audio work has been exhibited and screened in spaces across Toronto and internationally, including at Slideluck Potshow and Open Show Toronto, and with PhotoSensitive, Project Re•Vision, Magnum in Motion and Workman Arts.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, a post-graduate certificate in creative writing from the Humber School for Writers and a photojournalism diploma from Loyalist College. Currently a MFA candidate in the low-residency program at Maine Media College + Workshops in Rockport, Maine, she was recently accepted into the AKIN / MOCA studio program in Toronto.