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About Shenny Cruces

Shenny Phillips Cruces is a Sacramento and Bay Area based artist whose work is inspired by the act of collecting and the importance of objects in one's life.  Having grown up as a child of an Air Force Chief Master Sargent, what one collects and keeps has been and important aspect of her life.  Ms. Cruces received a BA in Ceramics from Illinois State University in 2008 and a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from San Francisco State University in 2011.  Her work has appeared in shows throughout California and the United States and includes  2013 NCECA Biennial, A Gilded Age at the Northern Clay Center and the Community Heirloom Project at the Palo Alto Art Center.  Her work has received numerous awards including a Murphy Cadogan Fellowship, and a Kiln God Award Residency at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Maine.  Ms. Cruces has attended artist residencies at CRETA in Rome, Italy and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.  Ms. Cruces is currently Associate Professor of Art and Ceramics at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.

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