Chang Chingyuan

Born in 1960, Taiwan China, Chang Ching Yuan is a respected ceramic artist, professor and curator.

 

In 1991, he received his MFA from School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1990-1992, Chang received Lormina Salter Residency Fellowships from Baltimore Clayworks. He was also the recipient of the Individual Artists Grant in the Visual Arts supported by Maryland State Art Council, Baltimore in 1992.

 

Since 1997, Chang has been the Chair of Graduate Institute of Apply Arts of Tainan National University of the Arts. As member of IAC and NCECA, his sculptures have been exhibited widely nationally and internationally.

 

The motive and goal of his artistic creation took root in his 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 his personal artistic expression had switched from 'intra-artistic' factors to dialogues with 'extra-artistic' circumstances.