Lives and works in Los Angeles
1976 B. A., University of California, Santa Cruz
2019 "Hard Wisdom," LAAA/Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Gloria Delson Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,CA
2012 Gallery E, Los Angeles, CA
2011 DeVorzon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Fresh Paint Art Advisors, Culver City, CA
2003 Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
2000 “Interiors” T.A.G. Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1995 Burbank Contemporary Art Center, Burbank, CA
1993 Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA
1992 “The Feminine Landscape,” Heritage Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1991 L. A. Nicola, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Bruchion Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1976 Cooper House Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Fellows Invitational, National Sculpture Society, New York, NY
“Perceive Me,” Curated by Kristine Schomaker, Ronald H.Silverman Fine Arts Gallery, Cal State Los Angeles University, Los Angeles, CA
2018 "Connections over Borders," curated by Alfio Borghese, Juri Koll and Dale Youngman, Area Contesa Arte, Rome, Italy
“It’s Time: An Uncensored Look at the Time’s Up and #MeToo Movements,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
"Viva La Vulva," REN Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017 "Inaugural Exhibition," No Agency, Miami, FL
“Southern CA Sculpture,” National Sculpture Society in conjunction with Sparks Gallery, San Diego, CA
2016 "California Regional Showcase," Manifest, Cincinnati, OH
“The Power of Women,” Wiznu Studio, Los Angeles, CA
“Sculpture Maze,” Glass Garage & BG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
FABRIK Expo, Los Angeles, CA
"Mixed Expressions" Pop-Up Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
2015 “Vital,” Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA
“National Sculpture Society 82nd Annual Awards Exhibition,” Brookgreen Gardens, Pawley’s Island, SC
ArtPrize Seven, Grand Rapids, MI
Los Angeles Art Fair with Building Bridges Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
“Spectrum” Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2014 “GRAM Selects ArtPrize 2014: Encore!,” Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
“Affections” Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA
ArtPrize Six, Grand Rapids, MI
“Feminine Mystique,” Building Bridges Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California
2013 “California Art Club 102nd Gold Member Annual Juried Exhibition” USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Transitions” Gloria Delson Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2011 “In Bloom”, Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL
“Love, Faith, Shame, Hope” Picture Cultural Art Center/CSUDH, Carson, CA
“I Have the Right” Picture Cultural Art Center/CSUDH, Carson, CA
"Celebrating the Creative Process, An Event to benefit A Window Between Worlds," James Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010 “Women in the 21st Century HP Garcia Gallery, New York, NY
“Women in the 21st Century Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA
“CANCAN” Contemporary Art Network, New York, NY
“The Year of the Chimera 3.2,” Glass Garage Gallery, W. Hollywood, CA
“Decker Studios Bronze,” Varnish Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2005 “A Twisted Christmas,” BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002 “Contemporary Realism,” Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
“The Sculptors,” Gallery 835, Los Angeles, CA
2001 “Illusion de Femme,” South Coast Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
“The Human Plane,” Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“National Sculpture Society Annual Exhibition,” Americas Tower, New York, NY
2002 “Drawings by Sculptors,” National Sculpture Society Gallery, New York, NY
“Exhibition Gallery,” Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
"On Site at the Gate," Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, California
1998 “Sensual Landscapes,” T.A.G. Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Future Space,” Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
1997 “Figures and Fragments,” T.A.G Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Women’s Work,” Alexis Deutsch Fine Arts, Santa Monica, CA
“Visual and Inner Landscape,” Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Cerro Coso Community College Sculpture Garden, Ridgecrest, CA
1996 “North American Sculpture Exhibition,” Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
“Mold That Thought,” Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ
“From the Crucible: Works from Decker Studios Fine Arts Foundry,” Lankershim Art Center, N.Hollywood, CA
1995 “Strictly Sculpture,” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
1994 “West Coast Sculpture,” Artyard, Denver, CO
1993 Venice Art Walk ’93 Docent Tours, Venice, CA
“Women: Variations of Movement and Form,” Platt Gallery, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA
“Ten Artists from the West Coast,” Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
“Four,” Brandstater Gallery, La Sierra University, Sun City, AZ
1992 “Three California Artists,” Sun Cities Art Museum, Sun City, AZ
“The Figure: Fact, Fiction and Fragment,” Century Gallery, Sylmar, CA
Artfair/Seattle 1992, Seattle, WA
1991 “California Small Works,” California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, CA
1990 “California Sculpture Alliance Show,” Whittier Museum, Whittier, CA
1977 “Ceramics and Glass Show,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1976 “Museum Without Walls,” Pacific Garden Mall, Santa Cruz, CA
Public and Museum Collections
Rose Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Total Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Joffrey Ballet Company of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Los Angeles Jewish Home, Reseda, CA
Art in Public Places for the City of Brea, Brea, CA
Cultural Philosophic Center, Stockholm, Sweden
Cerro Coso Community College, Ridgecrest, CA
2012 Excellence in Sculpture, Fine Art Connoisseur and California Art Club
2011 Best in Show, “In Bloom: A Garden Art Sculpture Event,” HCS Family Services and Whole Foods
2000 John Cavanaugh Memorial Award for Figurative Sculpture, National Sculpture Society
1996 John Cavanaugh Memorial Award for Figurative Sculpture, National Sculpture Society
1991 Cash Award, “California Small Works," California Museum of Art
1976 Grand Prize, “Museum Without Walls,” Pacific Garden Mall
2018 "Art and Life with Tanya Ragir," Voyage LA, May 14, 2018.
Michael Newberry, "Rejuvenating visit with sculptor Tanya Ragir," Cultural Weekly, April 4, 2018.
Mob Mehr-Assa, "Viva La Vulva: Group show at REN," Artillery Magazine, March 15, 2018.
2017 Sasha Nys Dambrot, "Tanya Ragir: Happy Warrior," Huffington Post, December 6, 2017.
Chrystal Michealson, "Artists on Artists: Artists honor creative colleagues who inspire them deeply," The Argonaut. September 7, 2017.
"Art for All," Prestige Magazine, July 20, 2017.
2016 "Three to Watch," Fine Art Connoisseur, February, 2016
2015 Susan Lomuto, "Tanya Ragir: The Feminie Landscape," Daily art Muse, May 14, 2015.
2014 Petra Wright, "Tanya Ragir," DTLA Life, 2014.
Susan Heplewhite, "Statuesque! A Conversation with Tanya Ragir," ArtLA Magazine, June 2014.
2010 Jeffrey Crussell, Santa Monica, Crussell Fine Arts, 2010.
Elen B. Cutler, "From Clay to Ceramic and Beyond," Sculpture Review: A publication of the National Sculpture Society, Fall 2010.
2012 "Sacred Forms," American Art Collector, April 2012.
2007 "Sculpting From the Inside," American Art Collector, June 2007.
2000 "Previews of Exhibitions: Tanya Ragir," ArtScene, April 2000
1998 Lisa Boone, "Sensual Landscapes," The Los Angeles Times, November 3, 1998
1997 Encyclopedia of Living Artists, 10th Edition, Art Network.
1996 The North American Sculpture, Exhibition Catalogue. Foothills Art Center.
Confluence, Catalogue, Hill Country Arts Foundation.
1995 In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the 90’s, Catalogue. Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art/Snug Harbor Cultural Center
Sandra Kreiswirth, "Artists At Home: Studios open to the art patron," Daily Breeze, May 19, 1995.
1993 "Reviews," Sculpture Magazine, September/October Issue, 1993.
Total Art Museum, 10 Artists from West Coast, (exhibition catalog) Seoul, 1993.
"Contemporary Figurative Sculpture," Artweek, April 8, 1993.
1992 Lee, Sung-Man, The Design Journal, 1992.
1991 Emily and Per Ola d'Aulaire, "Mannequins: our fantasy figures of high fashion," Smithsonian Magazine, April 1991.
1987 Bill Sharpsteen, "A Day in the Life: Tanya Ragir: Mannequin Sculptor," Los Angeles Magazine, June 1987.
1991 Mannequin: On the Move. Art department: Sculptor, 20th Century Fox, 1991. Film
1987 Mannequin. Art department: Sculptor, 20th Century Fox, 1987. Film.
1977 “The Seventh Annual Las Vegas Entertainment Awards” Art Department: Sculptor. NBC Television Network, 1977. Television.
Artworks loaned for the set designs of:
Tilda. Dir. Bill Condon. HBO, 2011. Film.
Dinner for Shmucks. Dir. Jay Roach. Dreamworks, 2010. Film.
The Informant!. Dir. Steven Soderberg. Warner Bros, 2009. Film.
The Departed. Dir. Martin Scorsese. Warner Bros., 2006. Film.
Meet the Fockers. Dir. Jay Roach. Universal Pictures, 2004. Film.
The Girl Next Door. Dir. Luke Greenfield. 20th Century Fox, 2004. Film.
The Drew Carey Show. ABC, 2002. Television.
The X Files. Fox Network, 2000. Television
American Society of Contemporary Artists
International Sculpture Center
National Association of Women Artists
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Sculpture Society
National Association of Professional Women
California Art Club
Los Angeles Art Association
Women's Caucus for Art
2008 LACMA Art & Architecture Tour 2008, Los Angeles, CA
2007 2007 Garden and Design Showcase, Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, CA
2007 Sponsored presentation, “Bronze Work: a Tale of Three Artists”, National Endowment for the Arts
2000 LACMA Art & Architecture Tour 2000, Los Angeles, CA
Upward Bound House
Venice Family Clinic
St. Joseph’s Center
Center Theatre Group
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Jewish World Watch
California Dance Institute
The Topless Project
Art for Justice
LACMA New Acquisitions
Village Glen School
LA Master Chorale
Window Between Worlds