“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. Immediacy, color, and transparency are important elements in my work as is scale.
I like to physically walk into my sculptures and visually enter my paintings. It’s important to me to make large site-specific sculptures. My studio-work is also 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.
Tanya Kovaleski Sculptor
Bridges have always fascinated me — railroad bridges, wood bridges, iron, steel, concrete and suspension bridges — the how and why they are built — their structure and engineering often combine into visual masterpieces. Then there is the joy of studying words and their derivation. Trans — from Latin across. transport transmit transfer transform transgender transglobal transit transition translate translucent transparent transpire transverse transcribe translate and more, they all help mend the divide.”