Zoe Leung is currently a third-year BFA student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. A daughter of immigrant parents from Hong Kong, she grew up surrounded by art and music from a very young age. After some time pursuing an education in science and language, she decided to enroll at KPU to pursue fine arts. Under the guidance of her instructors, Leung came to love ceramics and installation. Her work often speaks on her personal connections with the current world. Past exhibitions include Stepping Stones, Maple-Washing: A Disruption, and Coming Together at the Spruce and Arbutus galleries in Surrey, BC.
Through interdisciplinary works, artist Zoe Leung’s goal is to bridge gaps between mediums, places and cultures. A Canadian artist and activist of Cantonese descent, Leung’s practice is in sculpture, installation, and ceramics. She often encounters questions of belonging and evolution due to her intercultural upbringing. Her work often is a bold response to current events, usually informed by her personal views and experiences. Her recent works are deeply connected to her familial roots through the tradition of porcelain craft and ancestral iconography. Leung enjoys taking risks and posing tough questions through her work.
Student Award June 2021