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Tanya Crane
Affiliation:; Faculty
Friend of SMFA

Gallery:  Jewelry Edition V5
Upcoming exhibitions:  Get It On: The Ultramodern Necklace at Soil Gallery, Seattle, WA Oct. 3-Nov. 2, 2019 Jewelry Edition V5 @ Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM Sept. 6-Oct. 5, 2019 Brooching: Identity and Gender @ Ton Pottery Pittsburg, PA Sept. 14-Oct. 11, 2019
Other show:   SOFA Chicago

Personal website:
Artist Statement
New England, and my new home of Pawtucket in particular, has a significance to my work that was previously not a conscious consideration but has recently posited itself as a grand signifier in my existence as a jewelry artist. It is learning about New England’s seminal history as the seat of the American Industrial Revolution; the undeniable gravity to the founding of this nation; its growth and ultimate dissolution; and the remnants and detritus that are informing my current work. My formative years were spent in southern California where cultural imprints positioned me in a liminal existence between prejudice and privilege. I am half Black and half White. Living in a middle-class suburb of Los Angeles and visiting my father in socio-economically and racially divided South Central Los Angeles impacted my identity as a young person searching for which culture to occupy and how; ultimately I realized the choice itself provided me with a tool of social leverage.

Artwork submitted for the SMFA Art Sale


  Earrings Round (Med.)  (2019)
Jewelry - Other
Medium: copper, enamel, surgical steel post  
Edition:    Quantity: 14
Dimensions (inches):   W: 1 H: 1

  Earrings Round (Large)  (2019)
Jewelry - Other
Medium: copper, enamel, surgical steel post  
Edition:    Quantity: 4
Dimensions (inches):   W: 2 H: 2

  Earrings Arc  (2019)
Jewelry - Other
Medium: copper, enamel, sterling silver, surgical steel  
Edition:    Quantity: 3
Dimensions (inches):   W: 1 H: 1

  Spooner's Cove Neckalce  (2018)
Jewelry - Necklace
Medium: copper, enamel, stone, sterling silver, enamel  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 3 H: 25