Tatjana Blinja

Tatjana Blinja

Location: Canada

I was born in Zagreb, Croatia. I graduated from the University of Zagreb with a degree in Bachelor of Arts with a Specialization in Technology of Textile and Clothing Design, as well as a degree from the School of Applied Arts.

I exhibited artwork in galleries in Toronto, USA, South America and Europe.

Being trained in traditional weaving and textile methods was a big influence for me as an artist. I am an explorer of techniques and textures and I strive to break traditional boundaries and rules. My focus has been on developing my own approach.
The last two years have taken my art in a few different directions, from tapestry to painting and sculptures. It’s been incredibly rewarding as an artist to work with variety of mediums. The traditional heritage and techniques will always have a big influence on my work, but learning new techniques and expanding my expression as an artist is detrimental to me.




I always wanted to create tapestries, but not in the classical tapestry sense. I strive for innovation, pushing boundaries and breaking the rules of the traditional tapestry. Where traditionalists weave only textile materials, I use the textile as my canvass.

One day while searching in my Grandmother’s attic, I discovered a burlap potato sack and was immediately drawn to the beauty and versatility of this material.
In my effort to support a “green” community my art work also consists of recycled materials. Using objects I might find while out walking adding these to the textile canvass and sealing it all in hot wax.


Angel sculptures are made in clay; the sturdy material lends itself wonderfully to creating sculptures.
Angel sculpture shows a delicate sensuality and anthropomorphic elements.These pieces are not merely descriptive, but open to various interpretations: in particular, they suggest a process of deconstruction, recontextualization and assemblage from concepts and experiences from everyday life.
An Angel is celestial being who is egoless, in fact the word angel comes from Greek and translates to the phrase” messenger of God”. They are the deliverers of love and guidance.

Angel collection was published in ART Habens magazine/special contemporary art review 2015.

Mix Media Paintings

I was always driven to spirituality and Angels. Traveling back to Europe I was compelled to take pictures of Angels. This year I finally start using my photography, printing it on canvas, painting it and expressing my spiritual beliefs with words.
Angels do come from my dreamy state of mind, especially when I meditate. I wouldn’t say that I am religious but more that I am on a spiritual path, involved with myself on a deeper level.