Tanya CraneApril 4 - April 29, 2022
Tanya Crane is a Southern California native and a Professor of the Practice in Metals at the School Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. She was the 2018 Society of North American Goldsmiths Emerging Artist selected to present at SOFA Chicago, the winner of the 2017 Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Award, and the first recipient of the Doris Prouty Foundation Grant for BIPOC/AAPI women in 2021. Crane featured her body of work Polarity, Exposing the Tensity, at the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee in her first solo exhibition in 2017. Crane’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Stewart Program for Modern Design in Montreal, Canada and the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. Crane’s work embodies the many layers of human existence. These include history, race, class and culture. Coming from the perspective of an African American woman, she uses community and inclusiveness as a magnetic beacon to diversify and expand ideas, understandings and codifications.