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Artist Statement -



Kanika Marshall has created a distinctive collection of mixed-media art sculptures, which includes hand-painted tile mosaics and other two-dimensional wall pieces, three-dimensional sculptures, masks, garden art, wearable art, figurines, goddesses, breast cancer survivor art, and tribal-design pottery.

She sculpts some pieces by hand from clay, paints them with a color glaze to form the varying hues of skin tones and other colors, and then low fires them in a kiln to ceramic perfection. Many of the pieces are draped with fabulously textured fabrics from Africa, and/or adorned with beadwork, glass, leather, recycled metal, stones, shells, or other finishing touches. Kanika believes her African ancestors work joyously through her hands to create each one-of-a-kind sculpture.

Kanika studied with renowned potter/sculptor Ruth Rippon in 1980-81 and with figurative sculptor, Yoshio Taylor, in the early 1990s. Kanika’s sculptures have been sold for years in the Crocker Art Museum, numerous art galleries and stores throughout Northern California, at juried art shows, on the World Wide Web, and to art aficionados all over the world.

The City of Elk Grove purchased Kanika’s “Leather Locks & Five Ancestors” and “Sea Jellies and River Rock.” Kanika’s sculptures have been purchased for the California Black Caucus, New Faze Development building in North Sacramento and by many collectors of fine art worldwide. Kanika twice won Best of Show in Valley Sculpture Artist competitions; First Place in Northern California Artist and California Arts League art shows; Second Place in VSA, Elk Grove Artists, and Art on the River shows; Awards of Excellence in three California State Fairs; Awards of Merit in five California State Fairs; and Honorable Mentions at the NCA “Bold Expressions” and “Magnum Opus XIV” shows. Kanika has also been interviewed on the “San Francisco Live” television show, and in “Sacramento Magazine,” “Sacramento Spotlight,” and the “Sacramento Bee,” “Sacramento Observer,” and “Elk Grove Citizen” newspapers. Kanika was also selected to judge the Elk Grove Artists High School Art Show from 2007 to 2012, as well as the 2008 California State Fair Youth Sculpture Show.

Artist Exhibitions



2012 Gay and Lesbian Center, Sacramento, CA
2012 Oakwilde Sculpture Garden Show
2012 Blue Moon Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2012 The Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2012 State Capitol, Governor's Office, "Family - Those We Love"
2011 Kuumba Collective Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2011 The Brickhouse Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2011 Kuumba Collective Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2011 Kennedy Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2011 J27 Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2011 Gallery 2110, Sacramento, CA
2011 Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, Elk Grove, CA
2011 Blue Moon Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2010 Kuumba Collective Art Gallery "Warrior Divas," Sacramento, CA
2010 Blue Moon Gallery "Legacy" Art Show, Sacramento, CA
2010 Kuumba Collective Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2010 High Hand Gallery, Loomis, CA&<8232;&<8232;2010 Sacramento Fine Arts Center
2010 Blue Moon Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2010 57th Street Gallery, Oakland, CA
2009 Sunlight of the Spirit, Sacramento, CA
2009 Blue Moon Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2009 20th Street Gallery "50-50" Show, Sacramento, CA
2009 Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum, Sacramento, CA2008 Doiron Gallery, North Sacramento, CA
2008 Elk Grove Fine Arts Center, Elk Grove, CA
2008 Doiron Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2007 Nineteen Ten Gallery, Sacramento, California
2006 Nineteen Ten Gallery, Sacramento, California
2006 20th Street Gallery, Sacramento, California
2005 Tarracotta Pottery and Art Gallery, Elk Grove, CA
2005 Taylor's Nouveau Fine Art Gallery, Elk Grove, CA
2005 Doiron Gallery, North Sacramento, CA
2004 Artful-i Gallery, "Ribbons of Hope", Roseville, CA
2004 Valley Sculpture Artists "No Way to Frame It", Carmichael, CA
2003 Matrix Arts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2003 Marjorie R. Smith Gallery, "Sacred Spaces" Clay Show, Sacramento
2003 Valley Sculpture Artists "No Way to Frame It", Carmichael, CA
2002: California State Fair
2002: Magnum Opus XIV International
2001: Ash-Can Gallery's Open Exhibition, CA.
2001: Elliott Fouts Gallery, Granite Bay, CA.
2000&2001: Crocker Art Museum Trunk Show.
2000&2002: NCA's Bold Expressions, Carmichael, CA.
1999: Valley Sculpture Artist's (VSA) "Sculpting: a Different Canvas."
1999: Cobweb Collection, Sutter Creek, CA.
1999 & Sep. 2000: VSA's "No Way To Frame It."
1999: Lincoln Arts Gallery, Lincoln, CA.
1997: River Road Gallery, Locke, CA.
1997: Blooming Arts Gallery Sacramento, CA.
1996-2000: LesBellesArts "Rooted in Culture"
1996&1997: CAL's "Magic in May" Open Show.
1995: Barton's Peach Pit Gallery, Sacto.
1995: CAL's Open Show.
1995: Auburn Arts Center, Auburn, CA.
1993: I.D.E.A. Gallery Sacramento, CA....

Artist Publications



From the Sacramento News and Review Magazine in 2006: www.newsreview.com/sacramento/Content?oid=169070

From the 2004 Spotlight Magazine: www.kanika.us/News_Articles/zSpotlight%20Magazine_2004.JPG

From the Sacramento Observer Magazine in 2003: "A Sculpture of History" seen at www.kanika.us/zsac%20observer_2003_sculpture%20of%20history1.bmp.

From the Oincoln Messenger in 2003: www.kanika.us/lincoln_messenger_5_22_2003.bmp

From the Sacramento Bee Newspaper in 2001: www.kanika.us/zsacramento_bee.htm

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Artist Collections



Oregon Youth Authority, Portland, Oregon, USA: "Shaka, Zulu Warrior" was purchased in 2002 for their cultural collection.

City of Elk Grove, Elk Grove, CA, USA: "Leather Locks and Five Ancestors" and "Sea Jellies and River Rock" ceramic sculptures were purchased for the City Administration building in 2004 and 2005....

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