Tanisha was born in Calcutta, India in 2004 and immigrated to the States when she was only two. Her mother’s family is from Rajasthan — a colorful and heritage-rich state; Her father is from Calcutta, — the former Indian capital — known for its notable artist community. Between them, they can speak more than four languages.

Their love for art and culture was naturally passed on to their daughter, as well. Tanisha is a self-taught artist and has been experimenting with arts and crafts for as long as she can remember. She began painting seriously about five years ago, and since then has completed several commissions for friends and family.

Her interest in culture drives her to explore the intricacies of human nature and the relationships that result. Although she is primarily based in oil paints, she is constantly looking to express her findings and views on this topic through a variety of media — including acrylics, watercolor, and even poetry. At the moment, her artistic inspirations include Yoshitomo Nara, Shahzia Sikander, Shibusawa Sei, and Vikrant Bhise.

Tanisha graduated Summa Cum Laude from Chattahoochee High School in May 2021, and is currently on a gap year, furthering her passion for art. She is also an assistant teacher at the Johns Creek Arts Center, where she can be found working with ‘the littles’ pretty much every day. She has worked with the Mini Masters class, the State Bridge Elementary After School Enrichment class, and the Differently Abled Mixed Media Art Class — along with Spring and Summer Camps.

Tanisha will be attending Georgia Tech in the fall, where she plans to major in neuroscience.

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