Tanna Burchinal is a visual artist based in Wichita, Kansas. She makes sculptural work that explores matrilineal trauma, often using human hair as a medium. Her influences include mourning wreaths and jewelry, as well as folk and fairy tales, particularly those that reference hair.

 

     Burchinal received her Master of Fine Arts in visual art (emphasis in sculpture) from Clemson University. Her work has been exhibited at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas; the Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, Texas; the Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, Texas; and the Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, Texas. Burchinal serves as the studio manager and a member of the graduate faculty for the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries (ADCI) at Wichita State University.