Basia Tov was born in 1973, in Warsaw, Poland. She began her art education as a child at an artist-cooperative in her native city. She immigrated to US after completing high school. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design. She changed a few careers, received a Masters in Education, and started raising a family while continuing to write, paint, and photograph.
Basia Tov has exhibited her art on East Coast and West Coast. Her art encompasses paintings, mixed-media, and photography (www.basiatov.com). She also designed book covers, illustrated two children’s books and wrote and illustrated a couple more.
A few years ago, I told an artist that I create art, too. He responded with a smirk, “What … a women’s art.” I was dumbfounded,and for a moment ready to deny … no, my art was serious. I kept thinking about this exchange until at last I reached peace within myself as I let go of other’s perceptions of art, and looked at the profound and beautiful perspective women artists bring to art.