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  • l-ross-gallery_sandra-ehrekranz_choices_8x5x5
    "Choices," clay/raw garnets/flake of bronze, 8" x 5" x 5"
  • l-ross-gallery_sandra-ehrekranz_lydia_7x3.5x2
    "Lydia," bronze, 7" x 3.5" x 2"
  • l-ross-gallery_sandra-ehrekranz_leslie_7x3.5x3
    "Leslie," clay/mixed media, 7" x 3.5" x 3"
  • l-ross-gallery_sandra-ehrekranz_horse-and-parakeet_6.5x6.5x2
    "Horse and Parakeet," clay/mixed media, 6.5" x 6.5" x 2"
  • l-ross-gallery_sandra-ehrekranz_bronze-head_14.5x5x6
    "Bronze Head," bronze, 14.5" x 5" x 6"
  • l-ross-gallery_sandra-ehrenkranz_alexis_18x6x4
    "Alexis," clay/mm, 18" x 6.5" x 4.5"
  • l-ross-gallery_sandra-ehrekranz_green-shadows-ii_7x7x5
    "Green Shadows II," clay, 7" x 7" x 5"
  • Salvation of Ruth
    "Salvation of Ruth," clay/mm, 21.5" x 8" x 5"
  • Jump Rope
    "Jump Rope," clay/mm
  • l-ross-gallery_sandra-ehrenkranz_bronze-head-ii_15x5x5
    "Bronze Head II," bronze, 15" x 5" x 5"
  • Friday_7x4x2
    "Friday," clay/mm, 7" x 4" x 2"
  • l-ross-gallery_sandra-ehrekranz_kite_8x2x2
    "Kite," clay/mm, 7.75" x 2" x 1.75"
  • Mary Lorena
    "Mary Lorena," clay/mm, 16" x 6" x 4.5"
  • Carla
    "Carla," clay/mm, 21" x 6" x 5"
  • Figure Study III_4 x 3 x 5
    "Figure Study III," clay, 4" x 3" x 5"
  • Other Possibilities
    "Other Possibilities," bronze, 9" x 4.5" x 5"
  • Eventually sigrid 2
    "Eventually Sigrid Became Very Horsey," clay/mm, 11" x 4.25" 7"
  • Heart
    "Heart," clay/mm, 13.75" x 6.75" x 4.75"
  • Petros_23.5x9.5x10
    "Petros," bronze, 23.5" x 9.5" x 10"
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Bio

I came to sculpture after working as a painter for three decades. Although the medium changed, my focus has remained constant.

I continue to explore the human head and figure as a means of expressing ideas about working things out, breaking through boundaries (real or imagined), and transformation.

I often approach the work with a spirit of playfulness which has led to some very serious places. Usually beginning with clay and combining a variety of materials (metal, wood, glass), ideas evolve during the working process.

For years I have collected samples of clay and earth from places and events I find meaningful. Each of my pieces contains a bit of these materials, including earth from the family farm, to connect me to my roots.

As part of a disciplined focus, paying attention to inevitable surprises along the way allows me to stretch into unexpected directions.

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Sandra Ehrenkranz: Education and Honors

Education
Penland School, Penland NC: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2004
Cocrcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, 1964
Graduate School of Drama, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1960-63
Stephens College, Columbia, MD, 1958-60

Honors
Grant for Bronze Sculpture, Greater Washington Collection of Fine Arts, 1996

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Sandra Ehrenkranz: Selected Exhibitions

Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2014
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2013
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2012
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Summer Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2011
Holiday Group Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2010
Summer Group Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2010
Sculpture Show, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2008
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2008
Holiday Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2007
Summer 2007 Group Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2007
First Anniversary Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2006
Sculpture Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN, 2006
Grand Opening of L Ross Galllery, Memphis, TN, 2005
Duende Sculpture Group Exhibition, ArtForms, Memphis, TN, 2005
Transformations Sculpture Show, ArtForms, Memphis, TN, 2004
Gallery 222, Leesburg, VA,, 2002
Ancient Passage Sculpture Show, ArtForms, Memphis, TN, 2003
Rose Gallery, Leesburg, VA, 2002
Art Santa Fe (with ArtForms), Sweeney Center, Santa Fe, NM, 2001
Steel, Stone and Clay: Sculpture 1999, ArtForms, Memphis, TN, 1999

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Sandra Ehrenkranz: Publications

“Sandra Ehrenkranz.” ArtGalleriesArtists of the South, Vol. 2, Issue 2, 2006.
Carol Knowles, “Baptism in Dark Waters,” The Memphis Flyer, Memphis, TN, May 26- June 1, 2005.
“Picks of the Week: Art,” The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, TN, 28 May, 2000

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