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ARCANA KADO 36” X 36” Mixed Media on Canvas 2009


Born on Saltspring Island, BC, Tanya Slingsby has been exploring and refining her artistic process for two decades. She has exhibited in Canada, the United States, the UAE, and the UK. Her work is part of several large private and corporate collections, and is found in some of the Americas’ most prestigious homes.

Since 2002, Tanya has focused on abstraction in painting, creating visual expressions of primordial states in nature and the human condition. The interplay of egoic struggles and the spirit appear as beautiful natural patterns and energetic fields-revealing a timeless evocation of consciousness and the energy that creates it. Each work is a meditative addition and subtraction-layering polymer resin, pigment and encaustic ‘mis en plat’- as she explores the emotional interplay of colour, texture and surface.

In the last 10 months, Tanya has extended her explorations into sculpture. Her organic

CHARA series uses Japanese papers, porcelain and metal leafing.

Tanya completed her Bachelors Degree with Honours in Fine Arts and History of Art at the University of Victoria and holds a Masters Degree in Aesthetics and History of Art by scholarship from the University of Sussex, UK. She works from her atelier gallery in Vancouver, BC Canada.


The SHILAA, or stone, series is an abstracted investigation into the essence of stone as well as a reflection on its role as a central symbol within the mystical realm of alchemy. The philosopher’s stone was used to symbolize perfection, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. For millennia,  stone has been paradigmatic of eternity  and the sublime.  In these works the various forms of stone as texture, colour and composition suggest to the viewer ways of seeing its awesome abstruseness and power. Incorporating uncommon substrates into my process, the SHILAA series explores the timeless, mysterious forces of stone as it interacts with the ethereal elements. My representation of this grounded steadfast element at play with its more celestial counterparts creates scapes of universal and ancient sattva, or purity in balance.

The TARU, or tree, series is a new strain of investigation into the enigmatic powers of the natural world through the themes of romanticism and the sublime. The TARU trees are representations  of the micro and macro systems of  life-the infinite weft of cellular energies . These forces are enduring and everlasting through cycles of birth, life and death.  Acting as mirrors for our souls and bodies,  they reflect our own illusory identity  and mortality within the immutable, all connecting cosmic energy.  I have investigated these themes in the complexions of abstracted colour over several years. This series has forced me to deepen my engagement beyond the emotive and spiritual capacities of colour proper and attempt to capture these feelings using a representational subject in a monochromatic palette.   

The MANDALUM, or circle, series  also investigates the semblance of all-inclusive cosmic unity. From the life-giving solar orb, to the emotionally charged moon mate who sees to the flow of spiritual life, the influence of stellar circles informs and defines our psychic blueprint.  The sacred ARCANA, alludes to a secret or mysterious knowledge and language.

microcosmic chamber of the circle immersed within the infinite void are manifold expressions of nature, humanity, and celestial bodies. The all

This body of work acts as entryway into a mystical dialogue on the natural

pervasive circle, with its essential fertility, opens our ray-like awareness to take in the expansiveness of the cycles of life, nature, and time itself. It

and eternal realms - our human experience of them and the emotional and spiritual states that result from the communion. By extension, these

is a dynamic mirroring and transgression of perception. In alchemical traditions, the circle is God, whose centre is everywhere, and circumference is nowhere.  In this work, I find the tenets of ancient magic and modern physics continually suffuse each other - their history positing perception at a liminal state on the threshold of the cellular and the infinite.  

works are my own explorations of universal existence and connectivity. ARCANA is comprised of three distinct groups of work.

CHALAN 72” X 36” Mixed Media on Canvas 2010

Tanya Slingsby works from her atelier gallery in Vancouver, BC Canada.


SHILAA


KASEM 18” X 72” Mixed Media on Canvas 2010


AHALI 54” X 54” Acrylic on Panel 2010

ABNYA 48” X 36” Mixed Media on Canvas 2010


SAPAYO 54” X 54” Mixed Media on Panel 2010

RUHI 24” X 24” Acrylic on Canvas 2010


ASUZA 48” X 72” Mixed Media on Canvas 2010


KURUK 30” X 30” Mixed Media on Canvas 2010

VEDIS 30” X 30” Mixed Media on Canvas 2010


NAEVA 24” X 24” Acrylic on Canvas 2010

OREA 24” X 24” Acrylic on Canvas 2010


SAJALA 18” X 72” Acrylic on Canvas 2010


MALHA 30” X 30” Mixed Media on Canvas 2010

SURATA 30” X 30” Mixed Media on Canvas 2010


TARU


TYTUS 48” X 48” Copper Leaf and Oil on Canvas 2010


JACORI 36” X 36” Copper Leaf and Oil on Canvas 2010

SUMYA 36” X 36” Copper Leaf and Oil on Canvas 2010


TUSAH 24” X 24” Copper Leaf and Oil on Canvas 2010

NOVA 60” X 40” Copper Leaf and Oil on Canvas 2010


RESEDA 36” X 60” Copper Leaf and Oil on Canvas 2010

AESAU 36” X 36” Copper Leaf and Oil on Canvas 2010


KIRIS 36” X 36” Copper Leaf and Oil on Canvas 2010


MANDALUM


AJASRAM 72” X 108” Triptych Mixed Media on Canvas 2010


ZEHEB 60” X 60” Mixed Media on Panel 2010

AMVII 60” X 60” Mixed Media on Panel 2010


SADHA 24” X 24” Mixed Media on Canvas 2009


CHARA


Chara Linea lI 30” Japanese Paper, Porcelain and Silver Leaf 2010

Chara Cora I 30” Japanese Paper, Porcelain and Silver Leaf 2010


Clockwise: Chara Linea I 24” Japanese Paper, Porcelain and Silver Leaf 2010, Chara Linea Il 30” Japanese Paper, Porcelain and Silver Leaf 2010, Chara Cora I 30” Japanese Paper, Porcelain and Silver Leaf 2010

Chara Linea I 24” Japanese Paper, Porcelain and Silver Leaf 2010


AT EL IER EXHIB I T I ON S 2008

April 17

Statement of Place: Premiere & Exhibition, 117 East Second Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008

Dec 6

Hemanta: New Works - Collector’s Exhibition, 117 East Second Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2010

April 1

ARCANA: New Works - Collector’s Exhibition, 117 East Second Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

SO L O EXHIBIT IONS

GR O U P E XH IB ITIO N S

2004

Feb 19 - 20

Samsara, Solo Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2004

Apr 15 - May 15

Coal Harbour Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2004

Sept 9 - Oct 13

Samsara, Artforte Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Kirkland, WA, USA

2004

May13 - Jun 13

Artforte Gallery, Group Exhibition, Kirkland, WA, USA

2004 / 2005

Nov 30 - Jan 07

Serenis, Sugar & Sugar, Solo Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2004

Jun 24 - Jul 24

Terra Firma, Ayden Gallery, Group Exhibition, Curator/ Director, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2005

Dec 1 - Dec 04

New Works, Inzamia, Solo Exhibition – Art Basel, Miami, FL, USA

2005

Feb 1 - Mar 31

Aaron Ross Gallery, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2006

Jan 14 - Feb 14

New Works, Directions, Solo Exhibition, Miami, FL, USA

2005

May 1 - May 31

Artforte Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, USA

2006

Apr 25 - Jun 02

New Works, Sugar & Sugar, Solo Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2005

May 27

Studio 420, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2006

Dec 9 - Dec 15

New Works, Art Basel 2007, Directions, Solo Exhibition, Miami, FL, USA

2005

Jun 1 - Jun 30

Artforte Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, USA

2006

Apr 8

Live Painting – Artwalk, Wynwood & Design District Artwalk, Solo Exhibition, Directions, Miami, FL, USA

2005

Jul 24 - Aug 2

St. Paul’s Gallery, Group Exhibition, London, UK

2007

Feb 25 - Apr 30

Caitra, Chambar, Solo Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2005

0ct 14 - Oct 16

DUMBO Arts Festival, Open Studio, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2007

Aug 8 - Sept 28

Prasara, Trunk Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2005

Dec 3 - Jan 3

Addison Gallery, Group Exhibition, Palm Beach, FL, USA

2009

Oct 22

Inspiration Gala & Auction, Solo Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2006

Mar 18

Studio 420, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2010

Apr 9

“The Art of Fashion”, Holt Renfrew Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

2006

Oct 19

Liberty Art Party, Liberty, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2010

Apr 15 - May 15

ARCANA, The Weiss Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Calgary, AB, Canada

2006

Nov 2 - Dec 2

Under the Autumn Moon, Artforte Gallery, Duo Exhibition, Seattle, WA, USA


G ROU P EXHIBITI ON S

C O N T.

2006

Nov 30 - Dec 30

Sensitivity to Colour, Vancouver Art Gallery, Duo Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2007

Feb 15

Art & Cocktails, Volvo and CBC, Fairmont Hotel Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2007

Mar 2 - Apr 2

Kai, Artforte Gallery, Duo Exhibition, Seattle, WA, USA

2007

May 10 - Jun 15

Trunk Gallery, Group Exhibition and Launch, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2007

July 4 - Aug 4

Courtyard Gallery, Group Exhibition - Summer Show, Dubai, UAE

2007

Oct 13

Splash! Arts Umbrella, Live Auction, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2007

Sept 6

Art for Aids Orphans, Elliot Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2007

Sept 3 - 30

Urban Zen, Group Exhibition, Artforte Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA

2007

Sept 16 - Sept 30

Color Your Enthusiasm, Group Exhibition, Broadway Gallery, NYC, New York, USA

2007

Oct 4

Images for Hope, Group Exhibition, Curator: Sara Murray, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2007

Nov 7

Liberty Art Party, Group Exhibition, Liberty, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008

May 4 - May 31

Spring, Group Exhibition, Artforte, Seattle, WA, USA

2008

June 21

United with Art, Auction & Gala, Unicef Canada, Rocky Mountain Station, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008

Sept 27

FMA 2008, Vancouver Centre for the Performing Arts, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008

Oct 4

Splash! Art Auction and Gala, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2008

Dec 2

Holiday Group Exhibition, Artforte Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, USA

2009

Jan 2 - Feb 2

Urban Retreat, Artforte Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, USA

2009

Mar 4

Ovarian Cancer Canada Gala & Auction, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2009

Mar 11

Canadian Art: CBC, Group Exhibition, Dubai, UAE

2009

Oct 1

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation & CIBC Run for the Cure Auction, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2009

Oct 24

Grey Matter Exhibition and Auction, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2009

Nov 7

Endeavour Gala Dinner and Auction, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2009

Nov 20

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Gala & Auction, Group Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada

2010

Jan 7 - Feb 7

Urban Retreat, Artforte Gallery, Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, USA


AT E L I E R

117 East 2nd Avenue,

1021 Sixth Street SW

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Calgary, AB, Canada

V5T 1B4

T2R 1R2

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Tanya Slingsby - ARCANA  

Tanya Slingsby has worked independently from Vancouver, Canada since 2002. She has focused solely on abstraction in painting, creating visu...

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