JING HUANG
CRAFT ONTARIO VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE AWARD

Jing Huang is a ceramic artist and sculptor currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Jing was born and raised in China. She received her BFA from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in 2012 and her Advanced Diploma in ceramics from Sheridan College in 2015. Jing's works has been exhibited in Canada, China and the United States since 2010. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

Jing Huang's explorations are guided by new experiences that come from living in an unfamiliar landscape,meeting different people and experiencing new cultures. The figures, which Jing Huang believe would not be able to function in the present or move forward without relying on their memory, are a potent symbol and vehicle for her to carry the story. In her recent sculptures, she has been exploring nature, loss, dislocation, culture, and mythology. Through the process of contemplating and recognizing one’s shifting identity, she is gradually getting interested in researching different cultures and referencing mythologies. This is combined with her observations from daily surroundings. By this way, she is able to find the key to making sculpture, her way to Shi Wai Tao Yuan, her Shangri-La.

www.jinghuangceramics.com

Moonshadow
Glazed earthenware, handbuilding, 27cmW x 38cmH x 34cmD, 2016

Moonshadow (back)
Glazed earthenware, handbuilding, 27cmW x 38cmH x 34cmD, 2016

Sunrise, Sunset
Glazed earthenware, handbuilding, 27cmW x 54cmH x 23cmD, 2016

Dislocation Series – Raven
Glazed earthenware, paper, ink, marker, handbuilding, 29cmW x 38cmH x 15cmD, 2016

Dislocation Series – Kylin
Glazed earthenware, paper, ink, handbuilding, 29cmW x 38cmH x 15cmD, 2016

Dislocation Series – Kylin (detail)
Glazed earthenware, paper, ink, handbuilding, 29cmW x 38cmH x 15cmD, 2016

Dislocation Series – Swine
Glazed earthenware, paper, ink, marker, handbuilding, 37cmW x 38cmH x 15cmD, 2016

The Deer of Nine Colours (installation view)
Glazed earthenware, paint, handbuilding, 334cmW x 171cmH x 20cmD, 2017

The Deer of Nine Colours (detail)
Glazed earthenware, handbuilding, 66cmW x 66cmH x 20cmD, 2017

The Deer of Nine Colours (installation view)
Glazed earthenware, paint, handbuilding 334cmW x 171cmH x 20cmD, 2017

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