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Tanya Aguiñiga

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Born  1978Tijuana, Mexico

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Tanya Aguiñiga (born 1978) is a Los Angeles-based designer and artist. Born and raised in Tijuana.


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She received a BA in Applied Design from San Diego State University and an MFA in furniture design from Rhode Island Institute of Design.

Art Career

Aguiñiga's work takes many forms but is generally textile-centric, and often combines modern design with elements of traditional craft technique and activism. She is responsible for multiple "performance crafting" happenings, including tying herself to the Beverly Hills sign and weaving while wearing traditional Mexican garments.

Her work has been featured in the PBS series Craft in America and in a 2011 site-specific exhibition at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, among many other venues. Designer, Ulla Johnson, commissioned a piece by Aguiñiga for her shop in New York.

Design Career

Aguiñiga began designing furniture in 1977 while she was still an undergraduate student. Her first design job was working as a designer and fabricator off-camera for the DIY Network show called Freeform Furniture.


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