Born in Minsk, Belarus, Tanya Levina moved to New York City in 1995 as a Russian Jewish refugee. Tanya is fascinated by the Russian immigrant community in Brooklyn, by the absurdities and contradictions that abound in it. She paints the everyday moments which encapsulate that sometimes insular diaspora experience, where poverty and extravagance are inexplicably coupled, and where old world values are constantly clashing with modern American culture.
Tanya studied painting at the Art Students League, Slade School of Fine Arts in London and The New York Academy of Art. Tanya is a recipient of a COJECO Blueprint Fellowship award and has been featured in numerous exhibitions at venues including Trask Gallery at the National Arts Club, NYC, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Ats Center in Solomons, MD and MoRA (Museum of Russian Art) in Jersey City, NJ. Her work can be found in private collections in Moscow, London, New York, LA, Chicago and Boston.