Country: United States
Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University Bloomington, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in 3D Studies from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Using reclaimed metal and plastic objects, Sayaka’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy. She describes her style as “3D impressionism”, creating an illusion of solid form using plastic objects as brush strokes that become visible upon observation from close proximity. Since 2017 her traveling exhibition “Sayaka Ganz – Reclaimed Creations” has been shown in 10 venues across the country and is booked for 8 more through 2024. Her most recent commission was a 4-story tall installation of bird sculptures and abstract vortex swirls made of aluminum for the Grand Staircase in the Health and Human Services Building on the Indiana State University campus in Terre Haute, Indiana.