Tana West is a wandering bricoleur exploring where nature and culture intersect, making resourceful use of the materials at hand.
She collects and uses estuarine mud and excavated clay, brick and rock fragments to investigate the anthropogenic remixing and movement of geological material. Whether mud larking on the Thames foreshore, where the tide deposits a new configuration several times a day or attempting to make concrete from basic principles, the objective has been to look at the construction of 'landscape' and the nature and composition of a contemporary city. She studied Sculpture at Central St Martins and Ceramics at the Royal College of Art. She currently lives and works in east London.
SustanRCA show, Royal College of Art
Fabric of the Land 2014, Aberdeen
RCA Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London
Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Open, Bankside gallery, London Ceramic Art London, RCA Student Show, London
Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London
'Anima', Asylum Chapel, London
'Progression', 7 Wetherby Gardens, London Ceramic Art London, RCA Student Show, London Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London
Hackney Wicked, Red Gallery London
'Winter Open' BHVU Gallery, London
'Vanishing Point' Elevator Gallery, London
'Bricoleur' Hackney Wicked Art Festival, Liquid Studios, London