Work1 Title: Precious Posessions Year: 2014 Materials: painted construction cone Dimensions: H 27 inches W 14 inches D 14 inches Work2 Title: Instinct to Lead Year: 2015 Materials: hand drawn letterings silkscreened on sculpted aluminum Dimensions: H 30 inches W 24 inches D 24 inches Work3 Title: Mysterious Order Year: 2015 Materials: hand drawings silk screened on aluminum Dimensions: H 30 inches W 24 inches D 24 inches Work4 Title: Us and Them Year: 2014 Materials: feathers, ink and ceramic Dimensions: H 6 inches W 12 inches D 6 inches Work5 Title: Corrupt Year: 2015 Materials:l hand drawin letterings silk screened on sculpted aluminum Dimensions: H 36 inches W 30 inches D 3 inches
My work addresses the tension between iconic unity and digital fuzziness, between the uncontaminated original and its inevitable decay, between recognizability and facelessness, between personal and depersonalized identity through substitution, mediation and commoditization. Drawing from mythology, politics, pop culture, ads, signage, my works at the base of it, is simply a way to emulate the process of materialization of a thought or imagination. It bears within it clues of transformation and morphing.
Tania Sen was born in Kolkata, India; she currently lives and works in New York/New Jersey. “Tania Sen explores traditional…symbolism…through a personal interpretation for the subject matter” (Courier News), using her painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. Sen graduated with Honors in English Literature from Calcutta University, and completed Masters in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology, NYC on an academic scholarship. Her outstanding work and GPA qualified her for an alumni scholarship for pursuing an MBA from the same college, which she completed while working in the advertising and design industry in New York City. After being in the industry for twenty some years Tania turned to teaching and art therapy since 2001. She taught Advertising Design at the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ and also practiced Art therapy with the autistic children at the Morris Union Jointure Commission, Warren, NJ.
Debuting internationally, Sen’s works recently showed at the Newark Museum, Monmouth Museum, Mumbai Museum, India, NJ Art Guild, Prince Street Gallery, NYC, Pliades Gallery, NYC, Gramercy Gallery, NYC, NYC, Torpedo Art Factory, DC, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, Goggleworks, PA, Asian Arts Initiative, PA. Kiernan Gallery, Boston, MA, among others. Sen has multiple publications with Feminist Art Project and curated an all media show at the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, NJ featuring works of 53 international artists. Her latest curated show is currently on at The Goggleworks Art Center, PA and was very well received with an opening day turnout of 500 people. A founder member of SIPMA Contemporary, Sen is a strong proponent of inter- disciplinary collaboration – her work with the experimental dance team at Swarthmore College and performance art at the Soho 20 gallery, NYC are some in this stream of thought.
Place: New York/New Jersey