ABOUT THE ARTIST

Tannia Taranto is a self-taught contemporary artist working and living in Melbourne, Australia.

Tannia has a passion for art which she has used to turn personal encounters into imaginative and inventive artwork.  Having worked for a number of years as a Graphic Artist/Producer in the television industry and administration, it was a suggestion from a friend that motivated Tannia to submit a piece of her work to a charity fundraising event.  Her art was so well received that this occasion changed her artistic direction and inspired her to realise the significance of her work.

 

In Feb 2021 Tannia decide to leave the corporate world to focus on her art working from her home studio.   

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Much of Tannia’s work is inspired by the world of fashion and nude photography; finding to balance the rawness and power of the female body with a sophisticated and aesthetic portrayal.  

"Over the years I have focused on my art and driven my passion by constantly experimenting with mediums such as acrylics, inks and resin in my figurative and abstract work to find “my style”. I realised it is not so much about my style but rather how much I have learnt and how my art has evolved"

In addition to her figurative work Tannia's diverse creativity and ability to experiment with many mediums has lead her on an abstract journey, as she began to experiment with plaster, medium that was familiar to her as her father was a plasterer. Taking inspiration from nature, architecture and interior design, her latest abstract series EVOLUTION is a turning point in her art career. Reflecting on natural elements from land and sea to create a refined and organic statement pieces of art. It is a series of work capturing texture, form, shapes, patterns, interaction, depth and lighting.

Tannia has her family and friends to thank, insisting she pursue her art and take it to the next level.  “I have so much to learn and be inspired by and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me…so the best way to predict my future is to create it!”

EXHIBITIONS

2020

TAM group exhibition - The Escapism of Creativity  (Nov - Dec) Virtual

Group exhibition - Lights Camera Fashion (June - July ) in.cube8r Gallery and Emporium 

TAM Virtual Group exhibition - Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show  (March - April)

2019

TAM group exhibition - Full Circle (Nov - Dec) The Vines

TAM group exhibition - Into the Blue  (May - May)  Montsalvat

TAM group exhibition - Suburban Oasis (April - May) in.cube8r Gallery and Emporium 

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show 

TAM group exhibition - Flora & Fauna (March)

2018

  TAM: Contrast - group exhibition (Oct-Nov)

  The Art Cabriolet hosted by Bromley&Co Art Auction: Loaded Brush & Gravel (Sept)

  RAW Melbourne: Connect - group exhibition (June)

 

2012

  The Bethlehem Community: Homework Art Auction (Jun 2012)

  The Art Cabriolet: Diamonds in a Box Art Auction (May 2012)

MEMBERSHIPS

ThouArtMum (TAM) - A network of female artists in NE Melbourne

Melbourne & Victorian Artists (MAVA)

STOCKISTS

Kiss with Style - 281 High St, Ashburton VIC 3147