Curriculum Vitae

Painter / Science Illustrator

b. New York
Studio in Del Mar, CA


Internship in Science Illustration, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Graduate Certificate in Science Illustration, California State University at Monterey Bay, CA.
M.F.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
B.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

WORK:   Tanya Young Studio, Del Mar, CA
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA: Science Illustrator, freelance

RESIDENCY: Artist-at-Sea aboard R/V Falkor operated by Schmidt Ocean Institute; July-August 2021

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Annual Juried Exhibition 2022,
United Nations Ocean Conference, Lisbon, Portugal; show including my work at Ciencia Viva Museum, 2022
Explorers’ Club, New York City; Show including my work hosted by Nautilus Magazine, UN Ocean Decade and Schmidt Ocean Institute, 2022
Blue Hour: Ocean of Inclusion, Angels Gate Park, Port of Los Angeles. Featured Artist-at-Sea, Schmidt Ocean Institute, 2021.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, “Salty Cinema” (films about the deep ocean), 2019
“The Art of Planetary Science 2020: A Virtual Odyssey,” The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ,  2020.
Painting Exhibition, “Salty Cinema”, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2019
“The Art of Nature,” Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz, CA, 2018
“Illustrating Nature,” Pacific Grove of Natural History, Monterey, CA, 2013
Space 4 Art, San Diego, CA Park Boulevard Art Works, San Diego, CA, 2010, 2011, 2012
“Fellowship Exhibition,” Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Hokin-Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, IL
AME Commission Exhibition, Eli Lilly Corporation, San Diego, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions:Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
“Foundation Artists” Rackham Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
“Paper and Clay,” Comerica Building, Detroit, MI
“Five Artists,” DeGraaf-Forsythe Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
“Gallery Artists,” Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Ann Arbor Art Association Invitational, Ann Arbor, MI
“Ann Arbor Artists,” Firehouse Center, Ann Arbor, MI
“Two New Faculty Members,” Toledo Museum of Art,Toledo, OH
“Review/Preview,” Jeffrey Fuller Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA
“Print and Drawing Traveling Show,” Maryland Institute of Arts, Cleveland Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Dallas, SUNY Albany, January 1981
“Recent Acquisitions,” Hokin Gallery, Chicago, IL


Schmidt Ocean Institute, Palo Alto, CA
Eli Lilly Corporation, San Diego, CA
Herman Miller Design, Zeeland, MI
R.Glenn Northcutt, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Greg Rouse, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Paul Dayton, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Isabelle Kay, Natural Reserve System (Scripps Coastal Marine Conservation Area – SMCA),UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Lisa Levin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA and Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative (DOSI), USA, UK, Mexico
Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, SIO, La Jolla, CA
Kevin Hardy, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA
Olivia and Harlan Fischer, New York, NY
Michael Copley, San Diego, CA
Globeflex Capital, La Jolla, CA
Sheri L . and Ben Kelts, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
The Denier Group, Carmel, CA
Karen Diener, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. William Huse, Del Mar, CA
Dr. Lucy McFadden, Bethesda, MD
Nancy Jack, Accord, NY
Beatrice Grootscholten, Amsterdam,The Netherlands
Christine Colcord, Del Mar, CA
Teresa Cassab, Coronado, CA
Judith and Robert Ackerly, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Janet and Robert Leslie, Carlsbad, CA
Dr. Thomas Flanagan, Rancho Santa Fe. CA
Grace Cervin, Albuquerque,NM
Karen Sypolt, San Diego, CA
Charles Braverman, Chicago, IL

Young Painters’ Workshop, Del Mar, CA
University of Toledo, OH/Toledo Museum of Art

Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, Ann Arbor, MI

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION:  Guild of Natural Science Illustrators