Tanya Ling was born in Calcutta in 1966. Her childhood was spent in America, Africa and England. She studied at St Martins School of Art and after graduating in 1989 moved to Paris to work as a designer for Dorothee Bis and then for Christian Lacroix.
On her return to London she set up a contemporary art project space named Bipasha Ghosh with her husband William Ling. In 1996 the couple presented an exhibition of Ling’s own drawings, titled Bipasha Ghosh Lives that led to her first commission as a fashion illustrator for British Vogue. Since then Ling has contributed to leading fashion titles throughout the world and made work for clients including Louis Vuitton, Selfridges and Frieze Art Fair.
Ling’s work as a fashion illustrator has been exhibited internationally and has been featured in numerous newspapers and publications. In 2009 she was appointed as the Creative Director of Veryta founded by Filippo Binaghi and Stefano Pilati and in 2011 over 50 for her drawings were acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.