Tanja Špenko was born on July 31, 1956 in Ljubljana. She graduated from the Dept. of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana, in 1979. Her first exhibition was in 1979 in the ŠKUC Student Cultural Centre gallery in Ljubljana; since then she participated in numerous group exhibitions at home and abroad. Since the first independent exhibition in 1981 in the Hall of the Institute Jožef Stefan in Ljubljana, she has so far presented her work at 32 independent exhibitions in Slovenia and elsewhere. In 2007 she created a cycle of silkscreen prints for a print folder, and a cycle of smaller prints for the bibliophile monograph titled In-between, as illustrations of poems by Andrej Medved. She is a member of the Association of Slovene Artists' Societies. She works as a painter and art teacher, and lives in Ljubljana.