2021 Alfred

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2021 - “At My Place”




2021 - “Unhanding Heritage”




2021 - “Flustered Youngster”





2021 - “ Well Behaved Timidity





2020 Alfred
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2020 - Zodiac Cup Set













 





2020 - “Sweet Anticipation”



2020 - “Bathtub Story”



2020 - “Back Home”



2020 - untitled





2020 - “I'm An Only Child“



2020 - “Ended On The 15th year”



2020 - “Bob-over”





2020 - Alfred second year 1st Midterm





2020 Covid Summer
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2019-2020 Alfred 1st Year
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2020 - Alfred first year 2nd Midterm




2019 - Alfred first year 1st Final




2019 - Alfred first year 1st Midterm





2019
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2019 - “Boy, Girl”




2019 - “As A Foreigner”



2019 - Sheridan





2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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~ Artist Bio ~ 



Sami Tsang was born in Canada and raised in Hong Kong. She studied traditional Chinese painting for 7 years, until returning to Canada to pursue her passion for art. She began her study of ceramic sculptures in the specialized art program at H. B. Beal Secondary School in London, Ontario. In 2015, she enrolled in the ceramics program at Sheridan College, where she was introduced to the broader clay community and guided attentively by her professors and peers. Tsang earned a Master of Fine Art degree in Ceramic Art at Alfred University (NY) in 2021. She has relocated to Toronto where she is an Artist-in-Residence at Harbourfront Centre.










~ Artist Statement ~





Growing up as the youngest child of a conservative Hong Kong family, my voice was not welcomed. The ability to speak soon faded away. I moved back to Canada at age 12, where the constant flux amidst Chinese and Western cultures created a series of traumatic issues. At 20, I began to resist my traditional role.

Every day, I process my progress.

I gather stories of domestic encounters and private narratives. I find relationships between these stories and the materials I use in my practice, such as clay, resin, rice paper and ball point pen. Is clay actually the old grump? Does making humorous sculpture help me to strip down guilt? Can using ball point pen bring back innocence? Chinese culture forbids speaking of family shame. My ultimate goal is to face head-on this heavy-hearted matter. When my heart allows, I convert these stories through the work of cartoonist-like gesture into bearable, yet straightforward imagery to reveal the raw emotional experiences we share. Over time, I hope the sweet anticipation for mooncake parties will become fruitful.









 Artist CV   





EDUCATION

2021        MFA, Ceramic Art, Alfred University, NY, USA

2019         Bachelor of Craft and Design: Ceramics, with Honours Sheridan College, Canada


ARTISTS RESIDENCIES/FELLOWSHIPS

2022         Artist-in-Residence: Ceramics, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto



EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2023        Upcoming - Solo Exhibition, T293 Gallery, Rome, Italy

               Upcoming - Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON

2022        Upcoming - New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Exhibition space, NYC

                Solo Show, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, USA

2021         Solo Show, Charlie Cumming Gallery, Gainesville, FL

                Mooncake Party, Gardiner Museum Award Winner, Gardiner Museum, Toronto


Group

2022        Upcoming - What a Cup Knows, Artstream Nomadic Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

               Upcoming - Off-site Exhibition, organized by The Power Plant, Toronto
 
               Upcoming - SMASH, Gardiner’s annual art party, Gardiner Museum, Toronto

                Upcoming - Two-Person (Sami Tsang & Sasha Barrett), Tandem Gallery, Bakersville, NC
               
               Breakthrough PLUS 2022, FUSION Clay & Glass Ontario, Toronto

                Above Board Tableware exhibition, Above Board Ceramics, virtual

                Earth Oracles, Mayten’s Project, Toronto

                Separate/Together, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto

2021         Award Exhibition, Craft Ontario, Toronto

                Alfred MFA 2021 Group Exhibition, Sculpture Space, Long Island City, NY

                Above Board Tableware exhibition, Above Board Ceramics, virtual

                Canadian Exhibition, curated by Carole App, The Ceramic School, USA

                Mooncake Party, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY

                15th Yunomi Show, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, IA, USA

2020        Crafts in the Art: International Virtual Exhibition, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

                Americano 2020, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, IA, USA

                14th Yunomi Show, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, IA, USA

                Confluence, Robert C.Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY, USA

2019        The Intimate Object XV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

                The Functional Canvas IV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

                NCECA Juried Student Exhibition, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

                Bonspiel Mug Show, Hennepin Made, Minneapolis, Minnesota

                Sheridan Ceramics Graduate Exhibition, Gardiner Museum, Toronto

                All Year Ceramics Exhibition, Craft and Design, Sheridan Gallery, Canada

2018         Liquids Cream and Gels, Online Exhibition, The Gynocratic Art Gallery, Canada

                Breakthrough Exhibition, Fusion, Toronto

2017         Made in Canada, Gardiner Museum, Toronto

                Year End Exhibition, Craft and Design, Sheridan Gallery, Oakville, ON, Canada




GRANTS AND AWARDS

2022         Emerging Clay and Glass Artists, FUSION Clay & Glass Ontario, Toronto

2021         Tucker’s Pottery Supplies - Clay Supply Grant, Craft Ontario, Toronto

2019         Clifford Scholarship, for Exceptional Personal Achievement, Sheridan College

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

                Mudtools Merit Award, NCECA Juried Student Exhibition, Minneapolis

                FUSION Scholarship Award, Fusion, Toronto

2018         Joan Bennet Award, for Outstanding Achievement, Sheridan College

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




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (Related Work, Presentations)

2023            Upcoming - Canadian Clay Symposium, Demonstrating Artist, Burnaby, BC

2022            Upcoming - New Clay Conference, Demonstrating Artist, Ottawa, Canada

                    Upcoming - Guest Artist Presentation, Mississauga Potters' Guild, Canada

                    Earth Oracles, Panel Discussion, Mayten’s Project, hosted by Gardiner Museum

2021            Craft Ontario, Artist talk, Award Exhibition, Toronto

                    Renaissance Venice, exhibition installation, Gardiner Museum, Toronto

2020            Make and Do Ceramics, From the Personal to the Universal, Artist talk/Demo, virtual

2017-2019    Studio Assistant (summer) Timothy Smith, Gleason Brook Pottery, Wiarton, ON




TEACHING

2021          Introduction to Hand-building (TA), Brooke Cashion, Alfred University, NY

2020         Sophomore Intro to Hand-building (TA), Meghan Smythe, Alfred University, NY

2020         Ceramic Pottery II (TA), John Gill, Alfred University, NY

2019         Observational Drawing (TA), Alfred University, NY




COLLECTIONS

Private collections







ON-LINE MEDIA

Globe & Mail February 27, 2022

ARTE FUSE February 2022

GARDINER MUSEUM

GARDINER MUSEUM - 15 Canadian women ceramic artists to follow

ALFRED UNIVERSITY

CRAFT ONTARIO

ART KUNST MATRIX

ART VIEWER February 16, 2022

Art Toronto 2021

Contemporary Art Daily

Demo and Conversation with Sami Tsang - From the Personal to the Universal (YouTube)

LIQUIDS, CREAMS & GELS | Curated by Mariko Paterson (Exhibition)


LANGUAGES

Cantonese, English, Mandarin












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