Tania Arens was born 1969 in N.YC. She has spent most of her upbringing in Europe/Germany, where she studied painting at the Staedelschule Frankfurt from 1988-1993.
Her work at the time was influenced by the underground/subcultures of Europe,- which led her towards the world of tattooing.
She studied the craft of tattooing, which again inspired her to travel
In order to explore tattoo traditions in various cultures.
Her travels led her to the Hawaiian Islands where she rediscovered her German grandparents trade: printmaking.
Since 1995 her work is exploring the commonality of printmaking and tattooing, influenced by the multicultural symbolism of the craft.
Her award winning work has been exhibited across the Hawaiian Islands, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Lives and works on Maui, Hawaii
Staedelschule Frankfurt, Germany
Faculty Painting, Prof. Christa Naeher
Apprenticeship in Tattooing, Frankfurt, Germany
Apprenticeship with master printmaker Paul Mullowney at Hui No’eau
Visual Art Center
Studio Tech, Printstudio, Hui No’eau Visual Art Center
Assistant printmaker at Paul Mullowney Printing and Raking Light Projects, San Francisco
Creator of Paia Print Lab
Ongoing collaboration with tattooist/artist/printmaker Kandi Everett
Lead print technician for project with artist Vincent Goudreau
Teaching Artist in printmaking at Hui No'eau Visusl Art Center
2017 Malame Wao Akua, East Maui Watershed & Hui No’eau
2016 Hui No’eau Annual Juried Exhibition
2016 Uniques Art Sale, Schaefer gallery/ Maui Arts and Cultural Center
2016 Malame Wao Akua, East Maui Watershed & Hui No’eau
2016 Commitment to Excellence, Japanese Chamber of Commerce,
2016 Voyaging, Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, Maui, Hawai’i
2016 HonoluluPrintmakers 88th Annual Juried Exhibition,
Academy Art Center, Honolulu
2015 Hui No’eau Annual Juried Exhibition, Maui, HI
2014 Los Angeles Printmakinng Society 'Push and Pull'
Brea Art Gallery, Orange County
2014 'OKTP' Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco
2014 HonoluluPrintMakers 86th Annual Juried Exhibition,
Academy Art Center, Honolulu
2013 'Uniques' Artsale, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui, HI
2013 'Mixed Media Miniature Exhibition' Koa Art Gallery, Honolulu
2013 'Gomineko Crew Artshow', PaiaTattoo Parlor, Maui
2013 'Commitment to Excellence', Japanese Chamber of Commerce,
2013 'Art Maui' 2013, Schaefer International Gallery, Maui
2013 'Contempo' Honolulu Art Academy, Honolulu
2012 'The Blue Show', Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, HI
2012 'Hui No'eau Annual Juried Exhibition', Makawao, HI
2012 Kahilu Gallery “14+1: Hawai’i Printmaking Now” Kailua, Hawai’i
2011 'Student Salon Exhibit' Hui No'eau Visual Arts Center, Maui, HI
2011 'Honolulu Printmakers Annual Juried Exhibition' Academy Arts
Center, Honolulu, HI
2009 'Honolulu Printmakers Annual Juried Exhibition' Honolulu
2008 'Honolulu Printmakers Annual Juried Exhibition', Honolulu
2008 'Kites!' Hui No' Eau Visual Arts Center, Makawao, HI
2007 'War and Peace exhibit' The Hawaii Institute for Human Rights, HI
2007 Honolulu Academy of Arts ''Artists of Hawaii 2007'' Honolulu, HI
2006 Maui Hands, group exhibition ''Ink, Wire, Paint'' Paia, HI
2004 Wild Banana Gallery's ''International Underground''
Whitney Young Cultural Center, San Francisco CA
1998 ''Wasserbilder'' Gallerie Atmo, Frankfurt, Germany
1997 ''Marocco'' Gallerie Atmo, Frankfurt
1990 ''Kreta'' Gallerie Atmo, Frankfurt
1988 Gallerie Gegenwart, Frankfurt
1988,''Mahlings'' Gallerie Krieg, Frankfurt
2012 Honorable Mention, Hui No'eau Visual Art Center, Makawao
2011 Award for excellence in memorial of Peter Morse,
Honolulu Printmakers, Academy Art Center Honolulu
2008 Award for excellence in relief printmaking, Honolulu Printmakers, Academy Art Center, Honolulu
Teaching Artist in Printmaking, Hui No'eau Visual Art Center
Studio Tech, Printstudio, Hui No'eau