Ines Tancré was born and raised in Germany.

She lives and works in Gibsons, BC - Canada.

After finishing her studies with a PhD in Linguistics and Philosophy she accompanied her husband on his diplomatic postings around the world for many years.

The constant changes of locations and their particular cultural environments triggered most different, though interrelated themes of her work: the interconnectedness of present and past in the process of perception, the tension between opposites and the enigma resulting from overlays of experiences.

Ines Tancré has shown her work internationally. As co-founder of the GERMAN AMERICAN ARTISTS she was representing the group in Europe until she came to stay in Canada in 2010.