San Pablo, CA US
Profile Type: artist
A reverence for light phenomena characterizes Kana Tanaka’s body of work. She seeks to inspire curiosity and exploration through glass and light. Tanaka creates situations that surround the audience and affect their senses directly and broadly. By means of exaggeration, amplification, distortion and division, she seeks to generate new perceptions. Viewers become part of the work as they interact with it and observe light. Glass is the net she uses for sharing the experiences of light with others. As a recipient of artist grants from Pollock Krasner foundation and POLA art foundation of Tokyo, Tanaka has exhibited her work at galleries and theaters in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2002, as well as in Japan and Germany. Born and raised in Aichi, Japan, now based in San Francisco Bay Area, she continues to expand her career in art with glass and light. In recent years, she completed large-scale permanent public art installations in Roseville, Union City, Fairfield, Lafayette, Hayward, Scotts Valley California, as well as in Scottsdale AZ and New Britain CT, Spokane WA, Salt Lake City UT, and Nagasaki, Japan.