Working primarily with porcelain, ReCheng Tsang explores the intrinsic qualities of the material–malleable and impressionistic–to create work that is tactile and sensual. She is also interested in the dichotomous relationship between the porcelain’s hardness and permanence, creating work that appears delicate, ephemeral and in motion.
Each sculpture or installation consists of several hundred – sometimes thousands – of thin porcelain pieces, each of which is rolled, pinched, pulled, torn or otherwise manipulated by hand, then composed within a pre-defined grid. ReCheng works monochromatically, often leaving the porcelain unglazed, to allow the attention to focus on the subtle shifts in form, color and texture.
ReCheng received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.A. from the University of Washington at Seattle. She was represented by the Dorothy Weiss Gallery in San Francisco and was the recipient of residency fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the European Ceramics Work Center in the Netherlands. She previously was the co-director of the Oakland Art Gallery and is a lecturer in the Ceramics department at the California College of the Arts.
ReCheng Tsang lives and works in Berkeley, California.
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