Grace Han is a ceramic artist originally trained in Seoul, South Korea. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Dankook University where she specialized in traditional Korean Ceramic techniques and skills. She then worked for several years in one of the largest ceramic companies in Korea and built on her ceramics knowledge and experience outside of academia. She immigrated to Canada in 2011 and received her Master of Fine Arts from University of Manitoba. Now she is pursuing her career as a ceramic artist in Canada – her new home.
Grace Han’s work explores her feeling of being between somewhere – as a newcomer to Canada originally from Asia, as a person who has a slight physical frame but who holds an unseen boldness inside of her, and as a traditionally trained ceramic artist who is now trying to embrace the tradition with her originality. She calls it Betweeness. She creates spaces where the audience can experience her struggles, interact with her work where her emotions have been captured, and see what being in between is truly like.
August 2017 and summer 2019