Holly Kranker

Holly Kranker

Artist
Profile Location
Omaha , NE
Biography

Holly Kranker is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice uses a variety of mediums to examine our sense of place, personal memory, and efforts to suspend moments in time. Born and raised in Kansas, Kranker graduated Summa Cum Laude earning a BFA with an emphasis in Commercial Art and Interior Design from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas. She currently lives and works in Omaha, Nebraska, and joined the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in 2013 as the Residency Program Manager where she is responsible for all activities related to the organization’s international Artist-in-Residence program. Prior to joining Bemis Center, she was the studio manager and lead assistant to renowned glass sculptor, Therman Statom. Kranker has exhibited at the Joslyn Art Museum and has received awards from the Birger Sandzèn Memorial Gallery in contemporary metal craft, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in photography, and has work included in the National Park Foundation-Lewis and Clark Historic Trail permanent collection. She was an artist-in-residence at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE and a sculpture program artist mentor at Kent Bellows Mentoring Program in 2018. Most recently, she awarded an Individual Artists Fellowships through the Nebraska Arts Council. 

 
 

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