Tanya Gayer (b. 1988) received her B.F.A. (2011) from the University of Nevada, Reno. She has worked as a photo editor and staff photographer for numerous newspapers and magazines in Reno, including the University of Nevada. Originally working in the field of photography, more recently she has begun working with sound and recordings. Tanya's work critically looks at how her generation negotiates the idea of the everyday and memory. Her most recent solo and group exhibitions include: From Here to There, The Sheppard Gallery, Reno, NV (2011); From Nevada With Love, The Holland Project, Reno, NV (2011); The Annual Student Art Show, guest curated by Barbara London, The Sheppard Gallery, Reno, NV (2011); Exhibimos Puebla, Espacio Catorce, Puebla, Mexico (2008). She currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA she received her M.F.A. in Curatorial Studies (2015) from the California College of the Arts.