2021 Alfred

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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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About Sami ︎




~ Artist Bio ~ 



From a young age, Sami has always felt essential to express herself through art. She moved from Hong Kong to Canada for the Specialized Art Program at H. B. Beal Secondary school in 2012. Beal introduced her to a wider range of visual arts, where she discovered her passion for clay. She obtained her BFA in ceramics and graduated from Sheridan College in 2019. She was accepted as a candidate in the Master of Ceramic Art Program at Alfred University in Fall 2019. 









~ Artist Statement ~




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


Every day, I process my progress.


I gather stories of domestic encounters and private narratives. Simultaneously, I find relationships between these stories and the materials I use in my practice, such as resin, rice paper and ball point pen. I ask: Is clay actually the old grump? Does making a humorous sculpture help me to strip down guilt? Can using ball point pen bring back innocence?


In Chinese culture, it is forbidden to speak of family shame. My ultimate goal is to face head-on the heavy hearted matter. When the heart allows, I convert these stories through the work of cartoonistic gesture into bearable, yet straightforward imagery to reveal the raw emotional experiences we share. Overtime, I hope the sweet anticipation for mooncake parties will become fruitful.








Curriculum vitae ︎





EDUCATION

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

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

2015 BealArt Secondary Art School, London, ON, Canada



EXHIBITIONS
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2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY, USA

2021 Sami Tsang: Gardiner Museum Award Winner, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON

2021 New Clay Conference, Demonstrating Artist, Ottawa, Canada

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

2021 Solo Show, Charlie Cumming Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2022 Solo Show, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, USA

2022 Duo-Show, Tandem Gallery, Bakersville, NC, USA


Invitational & Group Exhibitions ︎︎︎

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

2020 Y’all Virtual Sale, Houston Center of Contemporary Craft, Texas

2020 Americano 2020, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, IA, USA

2020 14th Yunomi Show, ClayAKAR, Iowa City, IA, USA

2020 Confluence, Robert C.Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY, USA

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

2019 The Functional Canvas IV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville, FL, USA

2019 NCECA Juried Student Exhibition, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2019 Bonspiel Mug Show, Hennepin Made, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2019 Sheridan Ceramics Graduate Exhibition, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada

2019 All Year Ceramics Exhibition, Craft and Design, Sheridan Gallery, Oakville, ON, Canada

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

2018 Breakthrough Exhibition, Fusion, Toronto, ON, Canada

2017 Made in Canada, Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON, Canada

2017 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/HONOURS

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



TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP
2020 Handbuild Sophomore, Meghan Smythe, Alfred University, NY, U.S.A

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

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


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

2017 - 2019 summers Studio Assistant for Timothy Smith, Gleason Brook Pottery, Wiarton, ON, Canada




TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIP

2020 Sophomore Intro to Handbuilding, Meghan Symthe, Alfred University, USA

2020 Ceramic Pottery II, John Gill, Alfred University, NY, USA

2019 Observational Drawing, Alfred University, NY, USA


LANGUAGES

Cantonese, English, Mandarin