About Tanya Maria Dyhin

Tanya Maria Dyhin is a multi-disciplinary artist working across photo-media, sculpture and installation. At the very core of Dyhin’s practice is a fascination with light. Drawn to its luminosity and its intangibility her methodology is speculative and experimental, relying on a sense of intuition and imagination in the production of her works. Dyhin’s work has been selected for a number of Australian photographic prize exhibitions including the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize (2017) and the Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photographic Prize (2014) and she has held solo exhibitions at the Perth Centre for Photography (2016), and Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst (2014) and has exhibited her photographic work in collective exhibitions in Australia, Russia and Germany. Dyhin graduated in 2017 from UNSW Art & Design Australia with the award of Master of Fine Arts (Research), during which she created her most recent photographic series “The sublime light” (2015-2017). This series of work was inspired by research into the use of gold and representation of light, as well as notions of visual space in Byzantine iconography. The sublime and abstract photographs are “gilded” in post-production with 23.5 carat gold leaf. The compositions present multiple simultaneously-visible viewpoints that exist in the same picture frame and open questions about space and time in the image. They complicate traditional readings of the photographic image and can be described as ‘non-static-still-images’, whose meaning shifts and changes for the spectator as light reflects off the brilliant gold surface.


Master of Fine Arts (Research), UNSW Art & Design Australia & Bachelor of Digital Media (Honours First Class), College of Fine Arts, UNSW.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2016 "Dreaming of Fata Morgana", Perth Centre for Photography, Western Australia 2014 "Dreaming of Fata Morgana", Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, Australia 2013 "Phenomenology (Full Spectrum Healing)", Firstdraft Gallery, Surry Hills, Australia 2010 "Sites of Accumulation", Gallerysmith, North Melbourne, Australia "Prelude (The 8th Chimney)", Firstdraft Gallery, Surry Hills, Australia SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2018 Imagine, Gippsland Art Gallery, Australia [forthcoming] 2017 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Australia [forthcoming] 2015 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School, Australia 2014 Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia Kronstadt Stories, State Museum of the History of St Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg, Russia EMBRACE, Australian Emerging Artists, .M Contemporary, Woollhara, Australia Kudos Awards, Kudos Gallery, Paddington, Australia Tanya Dyhin // Virginia Mawer, Galleryeight, Sydney, Australia 2013 Reisen durch das Objektiv, ReTramp, Berlin, Germany 2010 Photography 10B, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia 330, gallerysmith, North Melbourne, Australia 2009 Opening Sight (Tanya Maria Dyhin, Valentina Schulte, Ioulia Terizis), Breathing Colours, Balmain, Australia the churchie national emerging art exhibition 2009, Morris Hall, Oaklands Parade East Brisbane, Australia Wilson HTM National Art Prize Finalist Exhibition 09, Jan Murphy Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Australia Hutchins Art Prize, The Hutchins School, Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia 2008 Hot New Things, Vivid National Photography Festival, Australian National University COFA Annual 08, College of Fine Arts, Paddington, Australia Cash & Carry, MOP, Chippendale, Australia


016 Anna Dunnill, Art Guide Australia, Dreaming of Fata Morgana at the Perth Centre for Photography, April 2016 2015 Art Collector, "Rebirth", Issue 72, April-June 2015 Art Almanac, 2015 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, March 2015 Tetyana Lawriwsky, REBIRTH: Five minutes with Melbourne-born second generation Ukrainian artist Tanya Dyhin, Church and Life, No. 4 (1883) April 2015, p. 8-9 Fran Strachan, Trauma and hope combine in Redlands art prize, UNSW Newsroom, 25 March 2015 Tanya Dyhin 2015 Artist Interviews, Redlands School, March 2015 Dee Jefferson, Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2015, TimeOut Sydney, 25 March 2015 2014 Megan Robson, Dreaming of Fata Morgana, Runway Australian Experimental Art Issue #24 [ISLANDS], May 2014 Художественная резиденция в Кронштадте, in МИР экскурсий, No. 2 (26), 2014, p. 40 [RU] Dreaming of Fata Morgana, Kronstadt Stories Exhibition Catalogue, 2014, p. 20-21, ISBN 9785946200912 2013 Jess Scully, Tanya Dyhin on Phenomenology (Full Spectrum Healing), 2ser 107.3FM, October 5, 2013 TKT-TV (Saint Petersburg): The Week In Your City, February 27, 2013 [RUSSIAN] 2010 Dan Rule, Around the Galleries, The Age, A2, March 6, 2010 2009 Dominique Angeloro, The Time Magician in INCUBATE, #3, 2009, p. 36-39, ISSN 1833-1826 Lana Lam, Dereliction of beauty, The Glebe, February 19, 2009