Tanya Dyhin is an emerging artist based in Sydney, Australia. Having graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2009 with First Class Honours in the Bachelor of Digital Media, Dyhin is currently undertaking a Master of Fine Arts at UNSW Art & Design where she is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award.
Dyhin’s recent solo exhibitions include Dreaming of Fata Morgana at Black Eye Gallery for Contemporary Photography in 2014, and Phenomenology (Full Spectrum Healing), a large scale experiential lighting installation at Firstdraft Gallery in 2013. In 2014 Dyhin was a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photographic Award with an image created during her time at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts Kronstadt Artist Residency in St Petersburg, Russia. Her work has also been exhibited in group shows in Australia, Germany and Russia.
Dyhin’s current practice examines the multi-temporal nature of the photograph through an exploration of cultural and personal identity. As a second generation Australian Ukrainian, Dyhin draws on traditional and contemporary cultural practices, symbols and histories relating to her cross-cultural experience, and examines the ways in which objects and sites play a role in establishing a sense of self and an understanding of identity.