Tanya Ling

b. 1966

Biography

Tanya Ling (b. 1966, Calcutta, India) graduated from Central Saint Martins, London, in 1989. Post graduation, she worked as a designer in the Parisian fashion industry before returning to London in the early Nineties to set up a gallery, Bipasha Ghosh, with her husband William Ling. Following an exhibition of her own drawings, hosted in the studio of Gavin Turk in 1996, she became recognised as one of the world’s leading fashion illustrators. During the period she also designed and produced an eponymous ready-to-wear collection. The exhibition Lines (2014) with Alex Eagle marked her departure away from fashion.

Most recently, her paintings have been exhibited with Harper’s, New York (2023). She has also exhibited with Harper’s in LA (2022) and East Hampton (2021). Other solo shows of note include Paul Stolper (2018/19) and The Mayor Gallery (2018). In 2011 over 50 of Ling’s works were acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum Prints and Drawings Collection and in 2014 a collection of paintings and sculptures were acquired by Damien Hirst for his collection from which works by Ling were included in exhibitions Simulation/Skin (2017) and Reason Gives on Answers (2019) both at Newport Street Gallery, London.

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023 Col de Montagne, Harper’s, New York, USA

2022 VH Farm, Harper’s, Los Angeles, California, USA

2021 Let it come to me, Harper’s, East Hampton, New York, USA

2019 Land Escape, Paul Stolper, London, UK

2018 Tanya Ling, Mayor Gallery, London, UK

2017 We Have Life, 5 High Path, London SW19, UK

2015 Sculptures, Darbyshire Framemakeers, London, UK

2014 Lines, Alex Eagle, London, UK

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024 Language of Line, Lyndsey Ingram, London, UK

2023 It’s a Material World, Bergson Pulpo, Munich, Germany

2023 Threshold, popup, New York, USA

2022 Harper’s X Galerie 75 Faubourg, Galerie 75 Faubourg, Paris, France

What Now?, PM/AM, London, UK

EXPO Chicago, Harper’s booth, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2021 Melrose, Harper’s, Los Angeles, California, USA

Hope For Bluer Skies, Mayor Gallery, London, UK

2019 Full English, Platform Southwark, London, UK

Reason Gives No Answers, Newport Street Gallery, London, UK

2018 In the Manner of Smoke, ALICE BLACK, London, UK

2017 Simulation/Skin, Newport Street Gallery, London, UK

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Murderme Collection, London, UK

Victoria and Albert Museum, Prints and Drawings Collection, London, UK

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