Tanmaya Bingham’s portrayal of her subjects is a direct reflection of her fascination with the human condition. People and animals are often the focal point of the work and act as a beacon of familiarity for the viewer. They are frequently placed within a context that is otherworldly with an oblique or unusual frame of reference. It is through these exaggerated renditions of life that she has cultivated her own unique and captivating style.
Even though her artworks appear to have a photographic quality, they are hand drawn and painted. The realistic 3D elements are primarily rendered in colored pencil while the abstracted 2D elements are typically painted with acrylic. Tanmaya’s refined mastery of drawing is a skill she has cultivated since childhood and today she views it as core to her art practice.
Born in Washington, DC, Tanmaya was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA and a Masters of Arts, Visual Arts (MAVA - equivalent to a Masters of Fine Art - MFA) from the Australian National University in Canberra. Tanmaya has also studied, painting and art history in Florence, Italy, art and architecture in Paris, France and is currently pursuing training in 3D digital modeling and sculpting Vancouver, Canada.