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Tanya Krzywinska is an artist, academic, and writer. A graduate of North London University and Falmouth University, she is currently a student at Central St Martins, where she is making work that brings landscape and figurative together, inspired by folk horror and informed by her scholarly work on the genre within film and videogames. Krzywinska has exhibited work nationally, including at the Newlyn Art Gallery and Trinity Bouys Wharf, and has had her images published in international publications. She has curated various exhibitions, including one to accompany an international academic conference on folk horror at Falmouth University. Tanya edits a journal entitled Games and Culture (Sage) and is a distinguished Fellow of Higher Education Videogames Association as well as of the Digital Games Research Association. As a Professor at Falmouth University she has recently made installations AR and VR work for Cornish Museums.

Her current work seeks to uncover the hidden and the marginalised; this may be in relation to everyday experience, or by placing objects – such as chairs – out of place. Alert to chance affordance, she aims to create forms within the context of painting that work against dominant modes of power. These are intended as a critique of the Anthropocene culture that we currently live in. Krzywinska values working collectively and dialogically with other artists across different media.

Tanya keeps a blog focused on her current folk horror project which can be found at


Email: tanya.krzywinska@gmail.com

An academic CV is found here https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tanya-Krzywinska-3