Tanya Minhas is a New York based visual artist. Raised in Karachi, Pakistan, the artist moved to the United States to attend Princeton University. She received her graduate degree from Columbia University, and painted portraits in oil at The Arts Students League.
Her current work reflects her practice of repetitive drawing, utilizing ink, paint, and other various media. She meditatively explores the state of harmony between the internal and the external, the visible and the invisible, the tangible and the elusive. Through these explorations, she examines how the strength of one’s intrinsic life force affects this harmony, offering an impetus that seeks to balance our internal lives with an increasingly tempestuous external world.
“Each painting is about an invisible memory or impression left by the myriad forces in nature: a leaf falling to the earth displaces air as it falls, tracing an invisible pattern, that I can see with my heart, or my imagination, or whatever it is in myself that finds these moments important. And yet, I am unable to express the awe of it precisely with words.”- Tanya Minhas