I am an artist who was born and raised in Beijing, China, now living and working in Chicago and New York, United State. I earned the BFA degree from Beijing University of Technology in 2015. In the same year, I transferred to New York State College of Ceramic in Alfred University, and got the second BFA degree in 2017. I earned MFA degree at School of the Art institute of Chicago in 2019.
My art practice mainly involves ceramics, printmedia, and fiber. In the early time, my subject of art was mainly based on the experiences and feelings from childhood. I have been explaining how the artworks came as confrontation with the past while achieving self-knowledge of the present. Found objects from antique store were used into my works a lot. In my created world, half-memory and half-imagination, everything could happen and change below their surfaces.
My work also addresses universal emotions. In the recent years, the topic of ritual and making art in healing come to the fist view. I want my artwork could provides the strong atmosphere that can address all of audience relate to the works in one way or another.
For me ceramics is a magical material allow me to create the ideal 3D from based on my drawings. Shelter is the latest series of works in my art practice. I aim to create an habitat-like sculpture that have never been seen, also shows a sense of insecurity that I always have toward the surrounding and society around me. The Sculptures also can be seen as an ideal surrealistic miniature construction of hiding place or safe place in my imagination, and help me to chase away anxieties.