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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 form as a way to communicate and connect with the viewer. Her work often carries relational and erotic associations from a woman's perspective that suggest rather than represent the female body. By carving and manipulating the surface of white porcelain, she creates line and shadow much like a painter might use brush to put color on a canvas.


Tanis lives and works as a sculptor in Vancouver, Canada. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and is represented by The Z Gallery Arts ( and in London, England by Belgravia Gallery ( She currently ships and sells her work world wide.