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Tanya Young

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Class of 2013

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B.F.A. (Painting & Photography) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A. (Painting) University of Michigan


Tanya Young was born in New York and grew up in Chicago. She trained as a studio artist, a painter, and had studios in Chicago, Michigan and California. Becoming a science illustrator was a logical segue as her subject has always been natural phenomena in all their beauty and variety. She completed a professional certificate program at California State Monterey Bay, adding digital media skills to her repertoire. Tanya is especially drawn to represent the unseen worlds of the deep ocean and of space, and her painterly sense and skill with color and detail inform her scientific subjects. Tanya's current studio is in Del Mar, California.