Tia Halliday was born in Calgary Alberta. She received a BFA in Painting with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Halliday also attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Ontario College of Art and Design. Halliday went on to obtain a Masters of Drawing and Painting from Concordia University. Halliday has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions and engaged in various projects across Canada and Europe. Her work has been noted in such publications as the Washington Post and Canadian Art Online. Tia Halliday was recently selected as an Artist in Residence at Contemporary Calgary as part of their NEXT2015 Program and she performed her subsequent “living sculpture” performances during the LOOK2015 fundraiser for Contemporary Calgary. Tia is the daughter of the late Canadian abstract painter Richard Halliday, RCA and has recently become a tenure-track instructor of visual art and theory within the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. In 2017, Tia Halliday was awarded with the ACAD Alumni Honour Award and the Enbridge Professional Development Award and a Project Grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and was elected to represent Alberta in the 2017 Alberta Biennial at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Most recently, here work was selected by curator Sarah Todd for the exhibition “Second Skin” at the Glenbow Museum alongside Nick Cave.