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Artist: Sami Tsang


Sami Tsang, NEW YORK
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As a young adult who grew up in two very different countries, Sami faces different challenges in communicating and mostly trying to understand ways to belong. Sami uses a vocabulary of images, both personal and traditionally Chinese, to express her anxieties, hopes, fears and things about her life and future. It is both a comfort and a warning. She wants to give herself an outlet through the narrative sculpture. Just like clay, her feelings start as a shapeless mass slowly taking form, building a platform from where her emotional experience can be shared. The process of making brings her a sense of empowerment and agency.

EDUCATION
2021 MFA Candidate, Ceramic Art, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, U.S.A

2019 Honors Bachelor of Craft and Design, Ceramics, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Canada

2015 BealArt Secondary Art School, London, ON, Canada

EXHIBITION
2020 Sami Tsang: Gardiner Museum Award Winner, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON

Invitational & Group Exhibitions
2020 Confluence, Robert C.Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY, U.S.A

2019 The Intimate Object XV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
The Functional Canvas IV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL
NCECA Juried Student Exhibition, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bonspiel Mug Show, Hennepin Made, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sheridan Ceramics Graduate Exhibition, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada
All Year Ceramics Exhibition, Craft and Design, Sheridan Gallery, Oakville, ON, Canada

2018 Liquids Cream and Gels, Online Exhibition, The Gynocratic Art Gallery, Canada
Breakthrough Exhibition, Fusion, Toronto, ON, Canada

2017 Made in Canada, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada
Year End Exhibition, Craft and Design, Sheridan Gallery, Oakville, ON, Canada

2016 All Year Ceramics Exhibition, Craft and Design, Sheridan Gallery, Oakville, ON, Canada

2015 Graduate Art Show, BealArt, London, ON, Canada

2014 Year End Art Show, BealArt, London, ON, Canada


AWARDS/HONORS
2019 Clifford Scholarship, for exceptional personal achievement, Sheridan College

2019 Gardiner Museum Award Winner, You Know What I Mean, Toronto

2019 Mudtools Merit Award, NCECA Juried Student Exhibition, Minneapolis

2019 FUSION Scholarship Award, Fusion, Toronto, Canada

2018 Joan Bennet Award, for outstanding achievement, Sheridan College

2017 Best In Show Award, Made In Canada, Gardiner Museum

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2017 Studio Assistant for Timothy Smith, Gleason Brook Pottery, Wiarton, ON, Canada

2018 Studio Assistant for Timothy Smith, Gleason Brook Pottery, Wiarton, ON, Canada


TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
2020 Ceramic Pottery II, John Gill, Alfred University, NY, U.S.A

2019 Observational Drawing, Alfred University, NY, U.S.A


SALES

2019 Gardiner Shop, Ceramics, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada

2018 Mug Sale, The Elora Cafe, Elora, ON, Canada
Holiday Guelph Sale, The Guelph Potters Market, Guelph, ON, Canada
Gardiner Shop, Ceramics, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada
Guest Artist Sale, Owen Sound Artist’ Co-op, Owen Sound, ON, Canada
Spring Guelph Sale,The Guelph Potters Market Guelph, ON, Canada

2017 Gardiner Shop, Ceramics, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada
St.Lawrence Art Market Sale, Toronto, ON, Canada


LANGUAGES
Cantonese, English, Mandarin


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