Tania Sen was born in Kolkata, India; she currently lives and works in New York/New Jersey. "Tania Sen explores traditional...symbolism...through a personal interpretation for the subject matter" (Courier News), using her painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. Sen graduated with Honors in English Literature from Calcutta University, and completed Masters in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology, NYC on an academic scholarship. Her outstanding work and GPA qualified her for an alumni scholarship for pursuing an MBA from the same college, which she completed while working in the advertising and design industry in New York City. After being in the industry for twenty some years Tania turned to teaching and art therapy since 2001. She taught Advertising Design at the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ and also practiced Art therapy with the autistic children at the Morris Union Jointure Commission, Warren, NJ.
A Founder Member of Society of International Printmakers and Artists, Tania is affiliated with the School of Visual Arts and the Art and Health NJ where she practices printmaking. Among her collaborative performance art projects are the Swarthmore Experimental Dance Team, Soho 20 Gallery and others.
My art practice has centered on visual symbols and patterns. Perceptions and predispositions have played a part in it. It is almost as if one were looking at something with narrowed eyes and zooming in on the overall shape and form. Thus known faces appear in my works as riddles, with parts missing. Popular icons get plugged into a scenario far from its source and in all of this; my own identity strives to exist in a constant state of flux. If I had to start at the beginning, I’d quote Arnold Toynbee, ” Civilation is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor.”