ABOUT THE ARTIST
Alana Tashjian is a painter, collage & mixed media artist, art teacher, nomad, and human, creating mostly-abstract mixed-media & psychedelic-feeling dreamscapes influenced by Carl Jung’s theories of the Collective Unconscious. Alana is presently living and working in La Pedrera, Uruguay.
Born in Chicago, IL, USA, she graduated in 2011 from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, with a BFA in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History. Her artwork has been shown in exhibitions both across the U.S. and internationally, and is in collections in the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
In addition to creating art, she has been working as an art teacher since 2011. She also served as a co-curator at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art in Yerevan, Armenia.
Her path has since brought her to many different corners of the world, including living and working in India, Armenia, China, Costa Rica, Brazil, and now Uruguay. She is always seeking inspiration from various cultures, mythologies, and the abundance of our planet's incredible nature. Alana is presently living, learning, teaching, creating, and pursuing her dreams of opening a permaculture-based artist retreat center somewhere on our beautiful Earth.