Tanya Mars is a feminist performance and video artist living in Toronto. Born : Monroe, Michigan, 1948. She is a Canadian landed immigrant since 1967. She studied Art at the University of Michigan and at Sir George Williams and Loyola Colleges in Montreal. In the early 1970's, she became actively involved in feminism and consequently with the first women's gallery in Canada, Powerhouse (Montreal). Since the mid-70's she has been involved in the artist-run movement in Canada. She has worked in a variety of media including performance, video, visual art, constructions, wearable art and theatre. Her work often controversial within the feminist community makes dramatic, satirical and humourous commentary on such issues as women's role in society, sexuality, pornography, nuclear power and sexual politics. She is also editor of Parallelogramme magazine.