Tanya Bakija

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Tanya Bakija
Coordinator of Exhibitions
(269) 387-2467
(269) 387-2477
R1203 Richmond Center, Mail Stop 5213
Mailing address: 
Gwen Frostic School of Art
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5213
  • M.F.A., Painting, Kendall College of Art & Design
  • B.F.A., Studio Art, Michigan State University

Tanya Bakija is the Coordinator of Exhibitions at the Richmond Center for Visual Arts. Trained as a studio artist and preparator, Tanya is an accomplished creative problem solver who loves to learn. With over a decade of experience in university museums and galleries, Tanya enjoys working with students and providing instruction, insight, and encouragement into creative fields beyond the classroom. One highlight of her career was working on the ambitious traveling exhibition, Graphic Design: Now in Production from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Tanya holds an MFA from Kendall College of Art & Design and spends her free time building her homestead with her husband and son.