Tanya Wolski (b. 1984 Minsk, Belarus) studied linguistics and foreign relations at the State University, department of International Institute for Humanities and Judaica. In 2001 Wolski was involved in interdisciplinary studies, blending the fields of art and history of art. Since childhood Wolski was fascinated with art of any kind, from ‘great art’ of Malevich, Chagall and Rothko, to decorative items overburdened with details like capodimonte chandeliers, kitsch of theatrical marionette, porcelain figurines and Persian rugs. To Tanya it certainly made sense to perceive an artistic journey which was fulfilling and painful at the same time. She understood the necessity to adopt whatever measures necessary to realize her dream at home or somewhere else.
In search of her dream to become an artist, Wolski moved to the United States of America in 2004. In Connecticut she began her artistic career continuously experimenting with new forms of painting, exploring the boundaries between pop art and immediacy of its meaning. The first shows she received in 2007, presenting her works in various group shows and local auctions, one of them to benefit George Bray Cancer Center.
In 2010 the Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT) accessioned two of her paintings to the permanent collection, these include “The Broad Street” and “Blue Amber” paintings. The curatorial conversation with Alexander Noelle (NBMAA chief curator) brought not only fruitful art relationships, but also a studio visit by NBMAA director Douglas Hyland, who expressed his time in the studio as “a valuable gift that is worth sharing with others, emphasizing high artistic competence and unusual premature vision that must be nurtured and cared for”.
Years seemed to be moving with the incredible speed, 2010-2013 spent mostly in the studio when Tanya directed her attention mostly to painting and drawing, occasionally exhibiting in galleries like WheeIhorse GaIIery (Irvington, NY), Able Fine Art NY Gallery (CheIsea, NY), Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery (Stamford, CT), AFK Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal, alongside with artists like Carole Feuerman, Mark Venice, John J. Bedoya, Kim Wan, Steve Hickock, Oh Se-Chul, Kim Ji-Young and Park Ju-Hyun.
In 2014 Wolski met Will K. Wilkins, executive director of Real Art Ways – an alternative multidisciplinary arts organization in Hartford, CT. Wilkins and his team were exceptionally supportive to Wolski’s projects, offering her a solo show and a completion of a mural – ‘Blast of Deliciousness’ sized 30 x 18 feet. Coincidentally the same wall was previously painted by Sol LeWitt in 1981. Wolski described the magic coincidence as a ‘time travel’ experience, when only a few layers of primer separated her from LeWitt’s strokes which vibrations she could feel, hear and taste. These precious ‘ultra’ moments can be conveyed to an artist through personal touch – inspiring contact, not through textbooks or google. With this primarily in mind, Wolski endeavored her around the world trip in 2016, to ‘fill the gaps’ and experience the individual way of personal harmonious development through art and culture. The same year Tanya participated in several Art Symposiums in India, and was granted ICSA award by European Academy of Science and Arts in Slovakia. 2017 Wolski spent mostly in Europe, residing in Austria where she painted over 80 large scale works and held numerous exhibitions throughout the year. On the other hand, she missed living in the USA tremendously and came back enriched with joyous desire for the highest endeavors.