Resume

COMMISSIONS & COLLECTIONS

2018

  • “Coexistence” – A permanent installation of marine life, Cimer Spa, Paradise Resort, Incheon, Korea
  • “Metamorphosis” – A temporary installation of marine life and birds in two greenhouse rooms, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha, NE


2017

  • “Pekoe” – A reclaimed plastic relief sculpture of a rooster, gift to the City of Takaoka, Japan to commemorate 40 years of friendship as sister cities, Takaoka, Japan


2016

  • “Sky Waves” – A private commission of relief sculpture, Fort Wayne, IN
  • “Life Energy” – Abstract metal sculpture, Auburn Arts Commission, Auburn, IN


2015

  • “Changing Tides” – Temporary environmental art installation, Foellinger Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Fort Wayne, IN
  • “Plunge” – Permanent installation of penguin sculptures, Toledo Zoo, Toledo, OH


2014

  • “Bio” – Sculpture for “Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge”, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
  • “Flame” – Sculpture using local waste materials for “From Waste to Art III” exhibition, Tamiz Shahar Company, Baku, Azerbaijan


2013

  • “Embrace” – Environmental art installation, Exploration Tower, Port Canaveral, FL
  • “Tabiwa Michizure” – a private commission of two horse sculptures, Bristol, TN


2012

  • “Dark Horses” – Private commission of two black horse sculptures, Los Altos, CA
  • “Birds in the Billows” – Abstract metal sculpture using items pulled out from the Maumee River, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
  • “Fragile Seas” – Sculptures representing local marine life endangered by plastic pollution, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA


2011

  • “Confluence” – Four horse sculptures, Private collection, Ballabeg, Isle of Man
  • “Emergence” – Horse sculptures, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museum, London, UK


2010

  • “Night”, Horse sculpture, Eagle Commodities, New York, NY
  • “RE-Surgence” – Public art sculpture, Huntington Center, Toledo, OH
  • “Eat, Drink and Celebrate” – Temporary Installation of translucent plastic stemware installation, Designer and Agents Green Room, Los Angeles, CA


2009

  • “Wayne” – a reclaimed plastic sculpture of a life size eagle, gift to the City of Takaoka, Japan for their 400th anniversary, Sister City International, Fort Wayne, IN

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2017- 2020: “Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations” – Traveling solo museum exhibition, produced by David J. Wagner, LLC
  • 2016: “Luminescence” – Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
  • 2016: “Impressions and Reflections” – Jennifer Ford Art, Fort Wayne, IN
  • 2014: “UMI” – Hendrix College, Conway, AR
  • 2013: “Luminariales” – Franklin College, Franklin, IN
  • 2013: “Feng Shui ~ Wind and Water” – The Isle Gallery, Isle of Man
  • 2013: “Danze della Natura” – Hermann Geiger Foundation, Cecina, Italy
  • 2012: “Dances of Nature” – Rowland Gallery, Greenville College, Greenville, IL
  • 2010: “Objects and Spirits” – Robert E. Wilson Gallery, Huntington University, Huntington, IN

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • “Environmental Impact”, Traveling exhibition, 2013 ~ 2016
  • “Civilized and Wild” – Works of Sayaka Ganz and Young Sam Kim, Emmanuel Fremin Gallery, New York, NY


2015

  • “Reimagined”, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL (Works included: Nirvana, Piccadilly, Nova, Feng Shui, and Fogo)


2014

  • “From Waste to Art III”, Tamiz Shahar JSC, Baku, Azerbaijan (Work included: Nova, Flame)
  • “Midwestern Voices and Visions”, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI (Works included: Piccadilly, Waves)
  • “3rd Elvis Zapp Urban Film Festival Projection Project”, New York, NY (Work projected: Luminariales Video)


2013

  • “Flotsam and Jetsam” Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN (Work included: Nova)
  • Consumed: Nourishment & Indulgence”, Willard Wankelman Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • “(High) Trash” DuPont Gallery, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (Work included: Fogo)


2012

  • “Redux: Repurposed Materials” DuPont Gallery, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA (Work included: Nova)


2011

  • “Kunstig afval”, De Helderse Vallei, Den Helder, Netherlands (Work included: Armor)
  • “Green Works” Project 4 Gallery, Washington, DC (Work included: Feng Shui)


2010

  • “FUTUREFORWARD – Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art, New Orleans, LA (Works included: Undulate, Walker, Jaws)


2009

  • “Toledo Area Artists 2009” – Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH (Work included: Emergence)
  • “Material Afterlife” – Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI (Work included: Feng Shui)

EDUCATION

  • 2008 – Bowling Green State University
  • Master of Fine Arts in 3D Studies with concentration in sculpture.
  • 2000 – Indiana University Bloomington
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking
  • Minor in Theatre and Drama

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2017 Residency Coordinator Fellowship, Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
  • 2014 Tending Space Fellowship, Hemera Foundation
  • 2014 Keynote speaker for the Youth Energy Summit, Sacramento, CA
  • 2012 Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Program Grant
  • 2012 Midwestern Voices & Visions award, Alliance of Artists Communities
  • 2009 Contemporary Arts Award, Fall Open Juried Exhibition, American Academy of Equine Art
  • 2005 Artlink Fifth Regional Exhibition Award