MFA (Graphic Design), Cal Arts BA (English), Univ. of Pennsylvania
Tanya Rubbak works with graphic design as a site for engagement with visible & hidden worlds, language, and technology and visual culture working on printed and digital ephemera, books, exhibitions, and identity systems. She has collaborated with the Hammer Museum, Sight Unseen, Neutra VDL House, Days, Center for Performance and Civic Practice, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Pomona College Museum of Art, Pitzer College Art Galleries, and other cultural and commercial agents. Recent projects include an exhibition and catalog design for Juan Downey: Radiant Nature and an artist monograph, Caitlin Lonegan: For Dorothea Paintings, Drawings & Notes, October 2012 – September 2014. Some of her writing has appeared in Shoplifters, Inform.design, and Native Strategies, a cross-disciplinary design/performance/publishing project which she also co-directs. Tanya holds an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts and a BA in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently an Assistant Professor and Graduate Graphic Design Coordinator at Otis College of Art and Design.
Otis Faculty Development Grant: Fall 2014