Tanya Minhas was born in Multan during a black out. She was born to a family of artists and athletes, a cricket player father, and an artist/sprinter mother. After leaving Pakistan to attend undergraduate studies in the United States, she has made her home in New York City. After graduating from Princeton University with a Bachelors of Art in International Affairs and Public Policy/Woodrow Wilson School, she spent some time working at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
She moved shortly after to New York City, and in 1995 started a PHD program at Columbia University, focusing on Classical Persian Poetry, and Urdu/Sufi Poetry. In 1998, she received her MBA from the Business School at Columbia University.
In 2001, she founded Plum Collection, a line of one–of-a-kind women’s clothing that was sold through Sorelle Firenze, in Tribeca. This evolved into Honey Collection New York in 2003, a specialty line of handmade children’s clothing, sold at luxury retailers including Barneys, Scoop Kids, and Capucine’s.
Tanya started Tanya Minhas Studio in 2012, as a space for her various artistic expressions – painting, drawing, textile designs - to come together. She has for the past year focused mainly on in-situ art installations.
Her most recent body of work explores the etheric nature of American Wild Flowers, and is a tribute and expression of wonder at the rugged spirit of creation and of natural ephemeral beauty showing itself in unexpected places.
Solo Show, The Colour of Our Intentions, Ardnaglass, Woodstock, NY, May 2015
Private Commission, Acrylic on Canvas, May 2015
Community Word Project Art Benefit, April 2015
Private Commission, Ink on Paper, March 2015
Solo Show, Sublimation and Transformation, New York, November 2014
Faberge Big Egg Hunt, New York, April 2014
Private Commission, New York, January 2014
Governor's Island Art Fair, September 2013
Art/Csur, Southampton, New York, 2013
Whitehall Award/Rocking The Boat Art Benefit, New York 2013
Community Word Project Art Benefit, New York, 2013
Wall Mural in Duchess County Greek Revival House, 2012
Wall Mural in Uptown New York City Residence, 2011
Wall Mural in Downtown New York City Residence, 2011
Church Street Music School Art Benefit, New York, 2009