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Sanzi Studio
– Sanzi Kermes

Sanzi Kermes documents games of Scrabble she has played, screen prints the pattern left at game's end, and writes senryu (a haiku not based in nature) using the words played. An ex-cartographer, the screen prints are reminiscent of the Rectangular Survey System devised by the Land Ordinance of 1785.
Sanzi graduated in 1982 from Syracuse University - a dual major in Geography and Advertising. At 35, she left corporate work and, during the next decade, her life took extraordinary turns: at 43, she became a widow, at 45 she gave birth to her daughter, and at 48 she earned her Masters of Contemporary Fine Art Practice from Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK. She lives in Baltimore with her daughter.

– current & upcoming

Artina 2018: Introspective

This installation at Sandy Spring is the marriage of my original series of prints with contemporary interpretations that are a specific response to the site: tumbleweeds in the landscape, printed fabric, and wood block print with haiku.
Press Room

A Sculpture Park at
Sandy Spring Museum

Solo Show


Creative York Project Space

Repurposed with Purpose:
Meaning in the Materials of Making

An invitational exhibit curated by Doreen Bolger, the Retired Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art

Maryland Art Place