TANIA DAY-MAGALLON was born in 1984 in Mexico City. She started her art education at an early age, in a private artist studio learning portrait drawing and proportion. At the age of 13 she was admitted to the San Carlos Academy, a major art institution in Mexico city integrated in part to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where she learned human figure in a life model studio.
She moved to Chicago at the age of 14 to continue her education to a magnet high school focused in the arts (Curie Metro H.S) participating in the University of Illinois Art program for young artists (Spiral workshop at UIC). Since then she started participating in her first collective art exhibitions.
In 2003 she was admitted to the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Printmaking (Escuela Nacional de Pintura Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” E.N.P.EG), a renowned Mexican art intitution in Mexico City where Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera taught for several years.
She has participated in numerous art events, such as workshops and presentations. She has done several art exhibitions in Chicago and a few more in the city of Rochester, where she recently moved with her family.
She’s been a member of different art groups and clubs in Chicago and Rochester such as WOC-Arts Collaborative where she has curated activities for the community, Artist Breakfast Group art club, and Pintoras Mexicanas collective. She has a B.A degree in Visual Arts from SUNY, focusing in psychology to apply it in the field of creative therapy. She believes that art can change lives in a positive way, and can help people to overcome a variety of difficulties and challenges.
She has participated in local art projects in different venues such as the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo), the Museum of Rochester and Science Center, and local galleries and public spaces such as libraries, the City Hall, the MuCCC, La Casa Hispana at Nazareth College, the Sufi Center of Rochester, and other neighborhood venues that promote the arts and culture. She has participated in documentaries, presentations, and workshops, and she currently provides art lessons in her studio (due to the Covid-19 pandemic, classes have been offered via Zoom)
Tania Day-Magallon always works with alchemical symbols, spirituality, and astrological imagery, but also relates her work with personal experiences and views. Her art is committed to support diversity and promote equality and empowerment especially for women and immigrants of color and minorities.