Ching Yuan CHANG
Country : Taiwan
Born in 1960, Taiwan, Ching Yuan Chang is the Professor and the Chair of the Graduate Institute of Apply Arts of the Tainan National University of the Arts since 1997.Chang received his MFA(Ceramic And Ceramic Sculpture) from School from The School of the American Craftsman, RIT in 1991, Chang had received Lormina Salter Residency Fellowships from Baltimore Clayworks MD 1990-1992 Supported in part by Maryland State Art Council, Baltimore, MD and the Individual Artists Grant in the Visual Arts” Maryland State Art Council, Baltimore in 1992. As an IAC and NCECA member, Chang had exhibited his sculptures and functional ceramics nationally and internationally.
The motive and goal of my artistic creation took root in my attempt to document how the Taiwan’s cultural identity is manifested in all aspects of the island’s diversified contemporary culture and society, thereby highlighting Taiwanese contemporary ceramic community’s active engagement with the local culture. Faced with challenges arising from seeking identity within Taiwan’s artistic creative environment in a globalized world, the focus of my personal artistic expression had switched from “intra-artistic” factors to dialogues with ”extra-artistic” circumstances. Until Taiwan’s future development and international identity are clear, my concern with the contradictions between objectivity and subjectivity will continue to drive my artistic creation.