The United States of America is frequently described as a “nation of immigrants,” and the reasons for immigration are diverse – the search for better economic opportunities, the escape from persecution and pursuit of sanctuary, or to reunite with family or loved ones.
Today, almost 90 million immigrants and individuals with Chinese heritage live in the United States. Making In Between: Contemporary Chinese American Ceramics highlights the work of six, first- and second-generation Chinese-American ceramic artists. The works of these artists share themes of cultural heritage, identity, language, politics, migration, and displacement. While their works are unmistakably individual, they share a rich heritage shaped by their American and Chinese experiences.
Artists in the exhibition: Jennifer Ling Datchuk, Sin-ying Ho, Beth Lo, Cathy Lu, Stephanie H. Shih, and Wanxin Zhang.
Accompanied by a catalog.
The following individuals and organizations are acknowledged, with gratitude, for making this exhibition possible.
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Pasadena Art Alliance
Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Ruth & Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts
Susan & John Sasaki