Ying-Yueh Chuang received a diploma of Fine Arts from Langara College, a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and a Masters degree in Ceramics from NSCAD University. She has taught ceramics at NSCAD University, OCAD University, University of Regina, Sheridan College and Langara College. Sheis currently teaching at Capilano University. She was the 2006 recipient of the Winifred Shantz National Emerging Artist Award for Ceramists, Canada. Chuang’s work has been featured in many publications such as Art in America, Ceramic Review, Ceramics Art and Perception, Ceramic Monthly and others.
My collections of fruits, plants, bones, vegetables, sea creatures, objects and textures become a source of inspiration for my work. My building process inspired by the hybrid of plant structure and marine creatures creates imagined objects and spaces. By observing plant life closely, I notice that forms in nature repeat their structure within themselves and with the environment to create patterns. I am interested in the connection of Medalta history and Chinese history with my own personal history of Eastern and Western influences. Both the Medalta residency and Jingdezhen have become a source of inspiration for my work in the studio, leading to the creation of hybridized objects and sculptures.
June – Aug 2014, July/Aug 2016