Tanya Steinberg grew up in mid-Michigan and studied art and art history at Hampshire College, graduating with a B.A. in 1996. She recieved her M.F.A. from Boston University in 2003, after also studying painting at the Brandeis University Post-Baccalaureate Program and the Chautauqua School of Art. Tanya was represented by the Nielsen Gallery in Boston, MA from 2003-2007. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald. Since 2016, she has lived and worked in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.