Tanya Raabe-Webber is an acclaimed visual artist challenging the notion of identity within contemporary portraiture, often creating portraits of high profile disabled people during live sittings in public art galleries and venues. Tanya, devises artworks exploring and challenging identity, a disabled self and the nude in contemporary art. She has exhibited as a solo artist and in group shows nationally including screening Who’s Who at National Portrait Gallery, Exhibitions at Holton Lee, Dorset, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, The Bluecoat, The A Foundation, Liverpool, Oriel Wrexham and Laing Gallery Newcastle.
Portraits Untold: Stories to be told in nationwide portrait events.
A unique project celebrating the diversity of our common humanity through a series of live portrait sittings with high profile sitters in well-known venues, will take place this summer and autumn across the country. www.portraitsuntold.co.uk
2016 Trongate, Glasgow. Summit: Portrayed
2009-15 RevealingCultureHeadOn : Exhibitions / live portrait sittings / workshops – Bank of America, London; Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Southbank-Museum of the world, Shape – In the City , London, HSBC Canary Wharf, Bluecoat, Hereward College, Plymouth University, Full Circle Arts, Tron Theatre, Glasgow on UK tour with Fittings Multimedia. Solihull Arts Complex, The Bluecoat, BBC2 The Culture Show.
2015 Disability Rights commission with Law School Melbourne University
2014 Research paper presented at Contemporary Outsider Art : Global Context Conference, Melbourne, Australia
For more information visit www.tanyaraabe.co.uk