About the Artist - Tania LaCaria

Tania LaCaria's love for art and creativity began at a young age when she was old enough to hold a crayon. Forever the little girl who traveled with crayons and paper in the backseat of her parents' car, her love for expression through art was supported with great care from her family. LaCaria began to more seriously explore her love for painting in high school under the guidance of her beloved art school teacher. When her high school ran out of art classes, LaCaria's teacher fought to create a new class for her in which Tania was the only student. It was then that she realized her passion for art was noticeable to others around her.

 

LaCaria graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts at York University, minoring in Art History, and went on to explore her passion for translating art and expression into three-dimensional spaces by obtaining a Diploma in Interior Design through Sheridan College. Her passion for design, art, architecture and communication is fuelled by her love for travel as she has collected inspiration from over 40 countries she's visited on her travels so far. 

Outside of art, LaCaria's entrepreneurial spirit led her to launch her own design consulting firm, an online magazine, a website of novelty curated content, and most recently, a brick and mortar lifestyle store in downtown Hamilton.

Her return to creating artwork has been in the making for many years but only during the covid pandemic was she able to make time to return to her love for illustration and abstract painting. Her new collection of abstract works aim to communicate the thoughts and feelings she experiences on her journey of self-discovery. Her works are deeply personal and meaningful to her, and she strives to foster human connection with others who are able to relate to the imagery and candid messaging behind her paintings.

LaCaria's works explore paradox and how conflicting realities can exist at the same time, specifically in relation to social equality, class structure,  gender and sexuality, love and relationships, and spirituality. LaCaria works primarily in acrylic and ink but experiments with different painting tools and processes. She communicates the presence of HerSelf through the use of black ink, and finds the chaotic and unpredictable nature of pouring and spilling ink intoxicating, especially when juxtaposed with geometric forms, reminiscent of the chaos and order that can be found only in nature.

To get in touch with Tania LaCaria regarding any of the works on this website, or for more information about commissions, please use the contact page.