Born in Australia and raised on the shores of Taranaki, New Zealand. 
  Extensive overseas travel has enriched and informed the direction of Blong's work. She graduated in 2006 with a major in sculpture and painting from Hungry Creek Art and Craft School in New Zealand. 
Sculpture was the basis of her work for several years, working predominantly in wood, the figurative forms related to navigation and ocean faring cultures. Also spending several years as studio technician to renown New Zealand sculptor
 Terry Stringer.

These days figurative painting forms the direction of Blong's work. "I am interested in society at leisure and the act of being idle, It's not only the sensory aspect of this state of being but looking at leisure throughout history and what it looks like for people today".
The luxury of time being a major theme with questions posed of access, privilege and exclusion.

Blong celebrates the act of painting, the light and the shadow, the juxtaposition of non-local colour, the creation of   narrative, visceral and emotive.

 Tanya Blong works from Muriwai Beach, New Zealand
She has had solo and numerous group and public shows. 
 Her work is held in international, public and private collections.

Artform gallery Matakana New Zealand
  -guest artist - featured works
NZ Artshow - Wellington New Zealand
Mags Artshow Auckland New Zealand
Auckland Artweek _ Muriwai open studios

Kina Gallery New Plymouth New Zealand 
 -solo show Agua Doce
Mags Artshow- Wellington New Zealand 

kina gallery New Plymouth New Zealand 
- solo show The interior

2011 - 2016
Art technician - St Hildas Perth Western Australia
represented by Margaret River Gallery W.A

2005 -2011
represented by The Lane Gallery Auckland New Zealand
Studio technician to Terry Stringer
work obtained by The Wallace Collection 
reviewed by TJ McNamara
Sculpture in the gardens 2011
Sculpture on the shore 2009
multiple solo and group shows

Diploma in Arts and craft 
Hungry Creek Art school New Zealand