“My work is about playing with space -a balancing act of ideas, imagery, excitement, plans and mistakes, control vs. spontaneity, with gravity ever present. My goal is to make sculptures and paintings that are exhilarating to me and for the viewer too. Immediacy, color, and transparency are important elements in my work – as is scale. I like to walk into my sculptures and mentally / visually enter my paintings.
Given the opportunity, I make large site-specific sculptures. Otherwise, my studio-work is person-size paintings and sculpture, smaller 3D constructions, watercolors, studies and maquettes.”
Tanya Kovaleski earned her MFA in Sculpture at Yale University, and her MA and BA at UC Berkeley. She currently lives and works in Ojai, CA.