Tana Chaney was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1978. She has been living and working in Paris, France since 1997.
She became interested in art through art books she discovered during her childhood. While studying in a high school of applied arts in Sofia, she discovered the materials she now works with – oil painting, watercolor, and drawing – which awoke in her the desire to create.
When she arrived in Paris at the age of nineteen, she was accepted to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts (ENSBA), where she studied with Vladimir Velickovic and Dominique Gauthier. She graduated in 2003.
After her studies, she entered into a period of latency and researching, and returned to painting.
In her work, Chaney explores the body, the space within it, and its interactions with the outside world: with nature and its metamorphoses, movements, momentum, and contradictions beyond a scale of time.
The gallery Myriam Bouagal exhibited her first solo show, “Corps,” in January 2014, as well as her second show, “Ma place mon corps,” which included inks and paintings, and occurred in June 2015.
In September 2017, she presented her work in the Arrivage Gallery in Troyes. She published a collection of inks and texts for the occassion.
In May 2019, through Loo & Lou Gallery, she exposed a selection of her inks and paintings during the Just Lx international art fair (Lisbon, Portugal) in the Museu da Carris. From January to March 2020, the Loo & Lou Atelier hosted the exhibition “Éclats de nuit.” Renewing radiations, made either of fire, flood or flesh, lost in the night. She created a series of oil, acrylic, and ink paintings which portray a plunge into darkness, encompassed in it - an incessant destruction and tension - movements in sparks and rhythms...