Tanya Chaly was born in Sydney Australia and received her BFA and Post Graduate Diplom from the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts and went on to study Art History (Histoire d’Art et Archeologie) at the University of Burgundy. She currently lives and works in New York City. She has exhibited with the Masur Museum of Art, Louisiana, SUNY Geneseo NY, the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, and Five Points Gallery, Connecticut. She is the 2014 recipient of The New York Explorers Club Artist-in Exploration Award sponsored by Rolex, a recipient of a Constance Saltonstall Fellowship in 2014, residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (2013) and NSW Ministry for the Arts Gunnery Studio (2006), and winner of the Willoughby City Art Prize, and Musswellbrook Open Art Prize. Her work belongs to the permanent collections of The Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Queensland, Nortel Australia, and the Crown Casino Collection in Melbourne.