Now the Ceramics and Wet Shop Technician for The New School-Parsons School Design in New York City, Adriel Tong is a recent graduate from the ceramics department at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. In 2010, he received his BFA in spatial arts from San Jose State University in California. Tong is currently based in Brooklyn, where he creates his ceramic sculptures that investigate a myriad of social and political issues.
“My works magnify and conceal truth. They are questions, comments, or answers to the phenomenon of our relationships and present day issues in society. I provide opportunities to be engaged with our cultural hearths,” he says. While Tong’s portfolio includes functional, installation, and sculptural ceramics, Tempered Beasts will feature Tong’s bold and often single-colored, near life-size sculptures that employ other media such as plastic or wood.