Airship, porcelain, slip casting and hand building with under glaze, luster glaze, screws and metal sticks, electric fire, Ceramic, 28 x 7 x 7“, 2016, CAD$1,200
Amy Li Chuan Chang – Biography
Amy Li Chuan Chang received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business in Taiwan before immigrating to Canada. By the time she moved to Vancouver she had already found her passion for art during her eight years working for the Cloisonné Company while studying ceramics in a private pottery studio. Amy then decided to go back to school to study art focusing on ceramics. She received a Diploma of Studio Art from Capilano University in 2003, then continuing to complete her BFA at The Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2007. Since then, she has become a studio artist focusing on contemporary ceramic sculpture.
Amy has constantly shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in Metro Vancouver area and overseas in recent years. Amy’s work also has been selected into local and international ceramics competitions. She won Third Place at the 2018 Salt Spring National Ceramics Competition, 2019 International Teapot Competition in Yixing, China and was one of the finalists of the 2020 Ceramics Biennale Taiwan.
Amy Li Chuan Chang 于1980年在台湾获得商科学士学位。1995年移居温哥华后不久，Amy 于 2003 年获得了卡皮拉诺大学的工作室艺术文凭和艾米丽卡尔艺术与设计大学的艺术学士学位。2007年，Amy成为工作室艺术家，并在家里成立了自己的工作室。Amy的作品专注于当代陶瓷雕塑。近年来她的作品在温哥华地区和海外均有展出。
Return to Nature Series – Artist statement
In recent years I have been producing a series of works under the title New Industrial Revolution and Artificial Intelligence. These body of works portrays my fascination with the visual language of industrial energy. Levers, screws, cog wheels and other machine parts are all symbols that suggest movement, production, and the harvest of energy.
The group of works Return to Nature is not only presenting a combination of Industrial series but also showing a new direction of my creation. I drew leaves, roses, fishes, the things we recognize in our world on hybrid animals. They symbolized when we enjoy the benefit of high technology, the real nature that’s still important to us to be precious and protected.
Artist Statement – Artificial Intelligence
In recent years, I have been producing a series of works under the title New Industrial Revolution. This body of work portrays my fascination with the visual language of industry energy. Levers, screws, cog wheels and other machines parts are all symbols that suggest movement, production, and the harvest of energy.
Started from 2018 the new pieces are further developing my ideas of fusing industrial elements with unknown creatures. The new group of works allowed me to explore a fantasy where all kinds of hybrid animals are equipped with mysterious and unpredictable functions. I consider this exploration my versions of Artificial Intelligence.
人工智能 – 张丽娟 2021
从 2018 年开始，我的新作品进一步促进了我将工业元素与未知生物融合的想法。新的这组作品是我的幻想世界。在这里，各种杂交动物出没，神秘而不可预测。我认为这次探索是我心目中的人工智能。