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She Shall Mandolin, 2016, Channeled whelk shell, wood, metal string, mother of pearl, old piano key, brass

11 ½ x 4 x 3"

Kazumi Tanaka sculpts miniature musical instruments from animal skulls, and draws with tea and inks handmade of wildflowers. 

Kazumi Tanaka (b. 1962, Osaka; lives and works in Beacon) studied at Osaka University of Arts and the New York Studio School. She has had solo shows at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia. In 2019, she participated in the Venice Biennale.

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