Since 1990 Eva Kwong has taught at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Born in Hong Kong, she received a BFA in ceramics and sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in drawing and ceramics from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Kwong’s ceramic pieces are in collections around the world, including the Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Finnish Craft Museum, and FuLe International Ceramics Art Museum. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Kwong has lectured extensively, and is the recipient of multiple Ohio Art Council Fellowships and one National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.
Kwong is known for her voluminous, colorful, large- and small-scale ceramic sculptures, vessels, and installations, inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors observed in nature. As Kwong continues to be captivated by and to translate observed interconnections, she paints an arc of her studio practice. She explains that in her artwork, “the microscopic is juxtaposed with the cosmic, the imagined with the real, the observed with the conceptualized, and the personal with the universal.”
Kwong will present a free lecture about her work on Tuesday, January 31, at 6:30 pm in NCC’s Library.
This program is sponsored by the McKnight Foundation and reflects the Foundation’s interest in supporting outstanding individual ceramic artists who have proven their abilities, and are at a career stage that is beyond emerging.