Bio and artist statement
Tanya Louise Workman is a Toronto-based multi-disciplinary artist, storytelling facilitator and journalist who works with audio, images and text to unravel the relationships between voice and our embodied selves
Her photographic, multimedia and audio work has been exhibited and screened in spaces in Toronto and internationally, including with PhotoSensitive, Project Re•Vision, Magnum in Motion and Workman Arts, and on CBC Radio. Her writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and Canadian Living.
Tanya is a candidate in the low-residency MFA program at Maine Media College + Workshops in Rockport, Maine, and is one of the artists-in-residence at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto as part of the inaugural Akin Studio Program at MOCA. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, a post-graduate certificate in creative writing from the Humber School for Writers and a photojournalism diploma from Loyalist College.
She is currently working on her first book.
Through spoken word, sound, installation, images and writing, I tune in to the embodied experience. My body is a radio, both a receiver and a transmitter; I listen in to make audible, visible and tactile what the body holds – what reverberates between interior and exterior selves, between what is seen and heard.
Photograph by Sean Patenaude