Tanya Ragir's compelling and iconic work of nearly forty years is featured in prestigious museums, galleries and private collections nationally and internationally. Ragir entered college at age sixteen and ultimately earned a degree in sculpture from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1976. Her first exhibition after graduating was held at the San Jose Museum of Art. Shortly thereafter, Ragir was recruited to design a line of female mannequins for elite fashion houses. Her trademark style became the cover story for The Smithsonian Magazine in 1991, which highlighted her unwavering dedication to producing works of the highest possible quality. It was this invaluable experience that not only provided her with an opportunity to fine tune her craft, but to also challenged her conceptual work, as the craft became second nature. This evolutionary process created Ragir's singular voice with regard to The Feminine.Tanya's process of complete engagement with her subjects as participants/collaborators in her creations reveals a reverence for grace and focus on the historically contentious arena of sensuality versus power. Her collections and public commissions include:"Artisan Walk", City of Brea,CA Rose Museum at Brandeis University; Columbia College of Dance,Chicago,Total Art Museum,Seoul,Korea,Cultural Philosophic Center, Stockholm, Sweden;and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.
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