Born in Vancouver, Canada
Lives and works in Vancouver, Canada
– International Residency in Ceramics. Vallauris, France.
– Kootenay School of the Arts. Nelson, BC. Canada
– The University of Victoria. Victoria, Canada
– Apprenticeship with carver/stone sculptor, Salt Spring Island, BC. Canada.
-INTIMACY. September 28th – November 11th. 2017. Z Gallery Arts, Vancouver BC.
-Group Exhibition. March 29-April 29. Elan Fine Art, Vancouver BC.
-Ongoing Exhibition. Belgravia Gallery. London, England.
-Group exhibition. April 11-May11 2013. Elan Fine Art. Vancouver, BC.
-Ceramic Sculpture 2012. Aug. 2012. Quinary Art Projects. Vancouver, BC.
-Duthie Gallery. Salt Spring Island, BC. Canada
-Flow. Solo Exhibition. March 3-April 25. Numen Gallery. Vancouver, BC.
-Excellence Within Diversity. Group Exhibition. Feb.7-April 6. Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC.
-Clay Sculptor: Solo Exhibition. April 1-May 1. Dashwood Galleries.Calgary, Alberta.
-Organic Form. Group Exhibition. February 28-March 27. Ferry Building Gallery. West Vancouver, BC.
-New Memories. Solo Exhibition. February 1-March 2. Crafthouse Gallery. Vancouver, BC.
-Retrospective. Group exhibition. January 21. Espace Jean. Vallauris, France.
-Expo Vent Noel. Group exhibition. December 17. Salle Voxpopali. Biot, France.
-Souvenirs Neufs. Solo exhibition. November 25.Gallery Aqui Siam Ben. Vallauris, France.
-In our Element. March 3 – April 4. Circle Craft Gallery. Granville Island, Vancouver, BC.
-Smart Wood. April 10 – May 15. Multi-discipline show. Hong Kong Bank Of Canada. Vancouver, BC.
-Chrysalis. Feb 26 – April 11. Kootenay Public Art Gallery. Castlegar, BC.
–Art Walk. August 2 – 9. The juried exhibition of contemporary art. Nelson Centennial Art Gallery. Nelson, BC.
-100 Artists / 100 Years. June 26 – July 2. The juried exhibition of the best of regional art. Nelson Centennial Art Gallery. Nelson, BC
-International Olympic Committee Trophy for Sport & Art – Shortlisted Artists & Creator from Canada
–Grace Cameron Rogers Scholarship for artistic achievement.
-Awarded a two-month residency in Vallauris, France. Canada wide selection.
-BC Arts Council scholarship for artistic achievement.
-The Icelandic Canadian scholarship of BC for artistic achievement.
Intimacy | Tanis Saxby
On View: September 28th – November 11. 2017
Artist Reception: September. 28th. 2017, 6pm-8pm
102-1688 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sculpture | Porcelain, and Wonderstone
“Intimacy” carries both relational and erotic associations. It’s an example of the way Tanis creates abstract forms which suggest a human experience of intimacy. The viewer becomes a participant in the quest to experience an equal, open and honest coupling. And in this experience, the light and space between forms and the observer, become as important as the form itself.
Tanis’ materials take on meaning for her as a woman and ultimately as a human. She has a personal relationship to the materiality of the work while using the form as a way to communicate and connect with the viewer. Her work often carries relational and erotic associations from a woman’s perspective. By carving and manipulating the surface of white porcelain, she creates line and shadow much like a painter might use the brush to put colour on a canvas.
Tanis Saxby is a Canadian sculptor who lives and works in Vancouver and is represented by Z Gallery Arts. She began her career as an apprentice before studying at The University of Victoria then later at Kootenay School of the Arts in Canada. She was then awarded an international residency in France through a Canada wide selection, where Picasso also studied ceramics. Her works are in the homes of collectors throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe and have exhibited both Nationally and Internationally.