Mariangela Tan is an artist and designer who explores themes in nature and botany using various fiber materials such as wool and paper. Inspired by the wonders and oddities of life and creation, the resulting work can be both strange but familiar, mutations of cute. The exploration of different materials play heavily into her work. Her goal is to create pieces that can affect all or most of our senses.
Born in Manila, then at 9 moved to Brooklyn, where she currently lives with her daughter and artist husband Justin Alan Volpe. Together they create art, heirloom quality collectibles and pop culture inspired goods in their home/studio collectively and independently. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and boutiques across the US and has attracted collectors all over the world.