Ep.206 Tanya Ling - Ministry of Arts Podcast

In this episode Gary Mansfield speaks to Tanya Ling (@Tanya_Ling)

Tanya Ling is an artist, designer and fashion illustrator.

Ling studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London before working in Paris in the design studio of Christian Lacroix. On her return to London she started a contemporary art gallery with her husband William Ling called Bipasha Ghosh.

An exhibition of her own drawings (1996) in the studio of artist Gavin Turk on London's Charing Cross Road led to a commission from British Vogue and a subsequent career as a fashion illustrator. Ling has made work for many of the world's leading fashion publications and fashion businesses including Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Louis Vuitton and Selfridges.

In 2002 Ling launched her own ready-to-wear collection, which was featured in the windows of Henri Bendel on 5th Avenue, New York. In the following year British Vogue named her 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. She was appointed (2009) as the Creative Director of Veryta, a new Ready-to-Wear collection founded by Filippo Binaghi and Stefano Pilati to support the Veryta Foundation.

In 2011 over fifty of her drawings were acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2012 Ling started to concentrate solely on art, a group of her paintings and sculptures were acquired for the Murderme collection.

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