Tanya Ling is the artist and mother to model Evangeline Ling and fashion blogger/vlogger BIP LING. If you follow my blog, you will have most certainly heard mention and sharing of BIPS artistry (she’s genius) & BIPS MONDAY MORNING PLAYLISTS (which get me through long days at the studio).
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The Tanya Ling exhibit during Paris Fashion Week in March, showcased some of her newest work titled Assemblage: explosive 3D collages on plates which were displayed so harmoniously amongst the most redolent of flowers in the Rambert Rigaud Fleuriste En Herbe in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Alongside these newer works were some of her acclaimed Fashion Illustrations and selection of her bold Line Paintings. Such a beautiful and enchanting moment during the Fashion Week madness.
Tanya Ling was born in Calcutta in 1966. Her childhood was spent in America, Africa and England. She studied at St Martins School of Art and after graduating in 1989 moved to Paris to work as a designer for Dorothee Bis and then for Christian Lacroix.
On her return to London she set up a contemporary art project space named Bipasha Ghosh with her husband William Ling. In 1996 the couple presented an exhibition of Ling’s own drawings, titled Bipasha Ghosh Lives that led to her first commission as a fashion illustrator for British Vogue. Since then Ling has contributed to leading fashion titles throughout the world and made work for clients including Louis Vuitton, Selfridges and Frieze Art Fair.
In 2002 Ling produced a ready-to-wear collection which was presented by Gavin Turk at The Mayor Gallery in London. Afterwards the collection was featured in the windows of Henri Bendel, New York, where the collection was sold.
In 2003 British Vogue named Ling one of the most important trend-setters in Britain and The Observer Magazine announced her as their designer of the year. Her A/W 2003 collection was shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
Ling’s work as a fashion illustrator has been exhibited internationally and has been featured in numerous newspapers and publications. In 2009 she was appointed as the Creative Director of Veryta founded by Filippo Binaghi and Stefano Pilati and in 2011 over 50 for her drawings were acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
She currently lives and works in London.