Tifenn was born in France, but shortly after moved to the South Pacific island of Tahiti, where she grew up. She completed her studies in Fine Arts / Illustration at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada. In 1999, Tifenn moved to New York City to work as an illustrator where her work has been included in various shows and accepted into juried publications which include American Illustration, Communication Arts, and Print Magazine. Her clients include The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harper's, Nylon, The Washington Post, Utne, Playboy, Elektra Records, Random House Publishing and Simon and Schuster among others as well as private collectors. In October 2007, Tifenn came to Shanghai as part of a six months residency to paint a new series of work inspired and influenced by the visuals and sounds of this new environment. The artist lives in Brooklyn, NY.