Eva Kwong Through the Lens of Dual Cultures
California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts is thrilled to have the legendary ceramic artist Eva Kwong as one of our featured artists. This three day celebration of ceramic arts features today’s top ceramic artists with hands-on demonstrations and live presentations along with over forty pop-up ceramic art exhibitions. Can register at CCACA 2017.
Kwong is known for her voluminous, colorful, large- and small-scale ceramic sculptures, vessels, and installations, inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors observed in nature. As Kwong continues to be captivated by and to translate observed interconnections, she paints an arc of her studio practice. She explains that in her artwork, “the microscopic is juxtaposed with the cosmic, the imagined with the real, the observed with the conceptualized, and the personal with the universal.”
”Maybe it is because I grew up with both eastern and western cultures. I was brought up with the traditional Chinese concept of yin and yang that underlies all life forms and energies. Growing up in Hong Kong and New York, I learned to look at everything through the lens of both cultures.”
Born in Hong Kong, she received a BFA in ceramics and sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in drawing and ceramics from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Kwong’s ceramic pieces are in collections around the world, including the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Finnish Craft Museum, and FuLe International Ceramics Art Museum. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Kwong has lectured extensively, and is the recipient of multiple Ohio Art Council Fellowships and one National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Meet the artist and learn from her an intimate setting that you can not find at any other ceramic art conference at the CCACA this April 28-30th!