About the Artist - Tania LaCaria

Tania LaCaria ( b. 1985) is an Italian-Canadian artist with a BA in Fine Arts (York University 2006) and a CIDA advanced diploma in Interior Design (Sheridan College 2009). LaCaria has traveled extensively, collecting inspiration from the various cultures and countries she’s lived in. 

LaCaria’s work explores the concept of paradox and how conflicting realities can exist at the exact same time while focusing on themes based in gender, sexuality, social structure/class systems, body politics, love and relationships through an Abstract Expressionist aesthetic.

Tania LaCaria leaning on a wooden stool in her studio
Photo by Rae Connell 

For LaCaria, the painting process is a full-body experience with certain elements holding special significance. She uses the color black in her work as a representation of herSelf and often applies black gestures as the first or second marks on the painted surface. Keen to place play and experimentation at the forefront, LaCaria uses a wide variety of inks and eccentric tools such as brooms, sponges, rolling pins, clothing, and credit cards that support her intuitive and adventurous approach to painting. 

The playful and aloof approach she takes to creating her work is directly juxtaposed by the raw and often painful vulnerability she expresses in the tone of her paintings. LaCaria’s willingness to address pain, depression, grief, rage, infidelity, self-doubt and oppression is rooted in the desire to establish an emotional connection with others by giving viewers permission to identify these sentiments in themselves in an attempt to normalize what it feels like to experience difficult emotions.


To get in touch with Tania LaCaria regarding any of the works on this website, or for more information about commissions, shows or representation, please use the contact page. Follow along on instagram! @tanialacaria

CV available upon request.