Dahlia Kanner is a 1996 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She lives and works in Rhode Island, sharing her studio with her dogs Zeke and Kato.
She is obsessed with the tactile world, and has amassed a collection of plant and tree segments, minerals, fungi, insects, skeletons, hives, and photographs of life—both hidden and apparent. From these inspirations she creates pieces that carry with them hints of these forms, textures, and moods.
"I focus much of my attention on the circle. Rings and round elements inspire me with their continuity, simplicity, and strength. I love making rings—the more textural, the better." - Dahlia Kanner