Kratz’s mixed media works feature elements of the natural world—such as seed pods, pinecones, grass, shells, and rattlesnake ribs—which she encases in layers of polymer resin to create lyrical microcosms of the landscapes from which she draws.
Mayme Kratz was born in 1958, in San Diego County, and has lived in Phoenix, Arizona, since 1986. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, and Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. In addition to being granted residencies as part of the Art in Embassies Program, at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, and at the Pilchuck Glass School, she was also awarded a mid-career prize and exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum. Kratz’s work is held in public and private collections throughout the United States.
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