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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Erica Sanada


Erica Sanda Tension  

The artwork of Erika Sanada anthropomorphizes anxieties and insecurities into beautifully unusual creatures. Inspired by supernatural movies and animations, Erika’s aesthetics are based in and informed by magical and fantastic scenarios. The animals that inhabit these worlds have physical abnormalities that are reflective and representative of anxieties present within the mind of the artist,and by which these thoughts and feelings may be reconciled with through encountering them in an externalized fashion. The animals she creates are both precious and fierce, strong and sensitive. They are vulnerable and appear to be soft despite the teeth and claws, fitting in perfectly with the narratives her work surrounds. With a delicate hand and masterful craftsmanship, her work is composed into dynamic compositions and imbued with a surreal feeling that the sculpture object is very much alive and ought to be cared for.



2014   MFA, Sculpture, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
2009   BFA, Communication Design, Nihon University College of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Selected Exhibitions

2016  SCOPE Miami, Duane Reed Gallery
           Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Stranger Factory, Albuquerque, NM
           LA Art Fair, Antler Gallery
           Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2015   Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, Seattle, WA   
           Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena, CA
           SOFA Chicago, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art
2014   Roscoe Ceramic Gallery, Oakland, CA
           Antler Gallery, Portland, OR
           SOFA Chicago, Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art
2013   Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
           Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           The Artery, David, California

Workshops and Residencies

2016  Museum of Glass Residency, Museum of Glass T acoma, Washington
          Workshop, Otterbein University, esterville, Ohio


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St. Louis, MO 63108
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