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Eva Kwong

Biography to Display: 

1954Born Hong Kong, China

EDUCATION

1975BFA Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

1977MFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

PresentAssociate Professor, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1974OxBow Summer School of Painting, Saugatuck, Michigan

1980Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

1981Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

1983Omaha Brickworks, Omaha, Nebraska

1997Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon

1999Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island

2004, 2007Fule International Ceramics Art Museum, Fuping, China

 

Eva Kwong is known for sensuous, colorful, large and small scale ceramic sculptures, vessels and installations inspired by her longtime interest in the organic forms and colors she sees in nature. Kwong’s glazes can range from subtle greens and browns to bright primary colors. Her thrown and hand built stoneware pieces are often provocative exploring the concept of opposites.

Kwong is most well known for her ceramics but she has also made prints.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Finnish Craft Museum, Helsinki, Iceland

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina

Racine Museum of Art, Racine, Wisconsin

Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park, Japan

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Adamson, Glenn, and Davira S. Taragin. Tea, Anyone? The Donna Moog Teapot Collection. Racine, WI: Racine Art Museum, 2003.

Bonansinga, Kate. “Pairing of Opposites, Eva Kwongʼs Sculptural Vase.” Ceramics Monthly, November 1998.

Brown, Glen. “Ceramics Pluralism.Ceramics: Art and Perception 78 (2009).

Cooper, Emmanuel. Contemporary Ceramics. London, England: Thames and Hudson Ltd., 2009.

Hall, Sherman, ed. “Intensity and Surrender-Eva Kwong, Workshop Handbook.” Ceramics Monthly, 2005.

Hoffman, Roald. “Love Between the Atoms: Eva Kwong.” Sculpture Magazine, April 2006.

James, Elizabeth Ann. “Love between the Atoms: Eva Kwong.” Short North Gazette, October 2005.

Kopp, Linda, and Julie Hale. Ceramic Sculptures. Asheville, NC: Lark Crafts, 2011.

Kwong, Eva. “Celadon.” Studio Pottery, December 2006.

__________. “Inner Immensity: Ceramics and Places.” NCECA Journal, 2006.

Lee, Saly. “Eva Kwong.” Ceramic Art Monthly, February, 1999.

Mathieu, Paul. Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2003.

Taylor, Louisa. Ceramic Tools and Techniques for the Contemporary Maker. Australian ed. London, UK: Atrium Press, Jacqui Small Publishing, 2011.

____________. Ceramics Bible, US edition. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2011.

Tuner, Anderson. “Eva Kwong: Biomimicry.” Pottery Making Illustrated Magazine, March/April 2009.

Utter, Douglas Max. “Super Natural-Richard Hunt and Eva Kwong Rediscover Elemental Forces.” Cleveland Scene, October 8-14, 2008.

Wandless, Paul Andrew. 500 Prints On Clay. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing, 2013.

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: School of Art, Kent State University

Website(s):

www.evakwong.com

Artist's Studio: Eva Kwong

 

Typical Marks

"Eva Kwong" incised signature in clay, painted on glaze or slip, underneath the work or on the side.

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Reflection Vase - Opposites Attract Vase Series
Date: 1998
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Assembled, Thrown, Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Photo: Nancy Margolis Gallery
Courtesy Elaine Levin Archive University of Southern California
Dark Glow Vase from Opposites Attract series
Date: 2002
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Assembled, Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Artist
Blossom-Silver Brilliance
Date: 2003
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster, Polychrome, Slip
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Blue Spiral
Date: 2003
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Ceramic
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Mini Microbes
Date: 2004
Form: Sculpture
Method: Assembled, Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Sprout
Date: 2004
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Ceramic
Method: Assembled, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Three Lobe Budding Body
Date: 2004
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Ceramic
Method: Assembled, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Hieronymus
Hieronymus
Maroon Horn Vase
Date: 2007
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Assembled, Slab Built, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Made in Fuping, China
Photo: Kevin Olds
Made in Fuping, China
Plate
Date: ca 2011
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" exhibition, 2011, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Photo: Loren Maron
"Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" exhibition, 2011, Clay Art Center, Port Chester, New York
Arethusa Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Assembled, Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Collection of Judy Onofrio
Photo: Kevin Olds
Collection of Judy Onofrio
Domo Vase
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Assembled, Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip
Photo: Kevin Olds
Nephrite Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Assembled, Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Kevin Olds
Octopus Leg Vase
Method: Assembled, Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Kevin Olds
Wong Wong Vase
Method: Assembled, Thrown, Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Kevin Olds

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified October 3, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/kwong