An Artist Comes Into Her Own Creative Season
Pioneering textile artist Sanzi Kermes unveils new work in three (3) dynamic exhibitions for the big Fall Mid-Atlantic arts calendar.
First up is a daring outdoor installation "Tumbleweeds"
An interdisciplinary artist working in a mix of medium from paper to fabric to repurposed items such as a bifold room divider, Sanzi, a Scrabble enthusiast, creates and finds inspiration from the games played, the letters left behind, and the associated numerals. Sanzi's love of language, letters, numbers and visual arts is omnipresent throughout her work incorporating screen prints, letterpress printing, and senryu. Senryu is a Japanese form of short poetry akin to haiku, which Sanzi transforms within her work. "My favorite way to express my love of visual art, language, and my previous vocation as a cartographer have come to fruition in one focused body of work."
Sanzi is a binational American with heritage on her paternal side from Bohemia and Italy on her maternal lineage. An ex-cartographer, Sanzi graduated from Syracuse University in 1982, with a dual major in Geography and Advertising. At 35, she left corporate work and found symmetry and balance in creating. During the next decade, her life took extraordinary turns: widowhood, motherhood, and a Masters of Contemporary Fine Art Practice from Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom. She lives in Baltimore with her teenage daughter.
For more information, please contact Kirk Shannon-Butts at 917.545.4360 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit Sanzi at sanzistudio.com.