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Sayaka Ganz  Fort Wayne, IN

Reclaimed objects
Reclaimed objects

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About Sayaka

Sayaka Ganz was born in Yokohama and identifies a strong Japanese influence in her work, even though she grew up in several different countries. During her BFA studies at Indiana University Bloomington she explored various media, from ceramics to printmaking, before determining sculpture and welding as her expressive vehicles of choice.

Her fascination with animals in movement permeates this collection. “When you look at the piece from the distance you see the form of the horse galloping, but when you get up close you start to see that individual objects were used”, she writes.

Sayaka is currently based in Indiana, where she teaches drawing and design at IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne in Indiana and welds figures from steel, of humans and other animals.

Recommended by our guest curators

David Kassan

Brooklyn, NY artist

"I love these sculptures, talk about upcycling, They remind me a little of the horses of Deborah Butterfield, except more expressive. I love the movement and how they explode out of the walls! Really unique work!"

Christy Lee Rogers

Los Angeles, CA Artist

"Sayaka Ganz has an incredible gift, being able to convey life and movement. I love the Japanese influence as well, it’s almost as if she physically manifests Sumi brushstrokes. Such skill and beauty are energizing and uplifting to the soul."

Sayaka appears in the following Top 10 lists


'Horse Power'



10 of 238 reactions displayed

"I just signed up for artist a day today, and it's so amazing to see someone from my home town and my alma mater ranked in the top three! Congratulations! I hope to see this mesmerizing work in person one day."

"Fabulous movement articulated!"

"very very nice,"

"Es fabuloso el trabajo modelado empleando diversidad de accesorios, una buena alternativa hoy en día."

"ingenuosita e apertura mentale!!!"

"It,s very GOOD !!!"

"it,s very great.i like know what kind of material used."

"its good but I don't like the materials she used. I wish she had used a softer medium"

"I think her artwork is amazing, I am amazed by her skill and vision."

"I love your work... but it's been in the number 1 slot for over a year now... surely you must have an election team as good as Obama's with an army of voters to keep the images in that location for so long."

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