Hong Kong Art: Visual Archive

Cheng Yi, Caroline 鄭禕
Name in pinyin: Zheng Yi
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Place of birth: Cambridge, UK
Dates: 1963-
Art Medium: ceramics
Caroline received a Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from the Academy of Art College, San Francisco, U.S.A. in 1988. Over the years, she has been exhibiting her works widely in Hong Kong and overseas. Her solo exhibitions include “Made in Hong Kong” (1992), “Heroine” (1995), “Made in China Blues” (1999), “Glazing China” (2002) and others. Group exhibitions include “Political Clay” (2000), “China Contemporary Ceramic Art” (2001), “China Ceramics Today” (2002) and others. Since Cheng’s return to Hong Kong in 1990, she has worked as an independent artist, ceramics instructor and lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Recently, she set up a pottery workshop in Shanghai and devotes herself in promoting ceramics in China. Her works are collected by various local and overseas institutes and museums such as the National History Museum in Beijing, Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Guangdong Museum of Art, the National Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, the Museu de Arte de Macau and the Kresge Art Centre at the Michigan State University in U.S.A. She is deeply influenced by an American cartoonist, Gary Larson, artists Robert Arneson and Marcel Duchamp. Her cartoon ceramics human and animal figures are humorous and colorful in style and mostly satirically commenting on current events of the society.
Cool/Warm Experiment (1986) Wood/acrylic Size unknownGallery Opening (1988) Plaster/grass/acrylic Size unknownJudd Left the Jungle and Came Back a Cowbox (1988) Wood/acrylic Size unknownWhy Am I Forsaken? (1988) Wood/acrylic Size unknown
Modern Heroine (Modern Heroine) Earthenware/Glaze Size unknown97 Stewed Turtles 九七燴龜 (1998) Earthenware/Glaze Size unknownMan in Tub 下缸工人 (1998) Earthenware/Glaze Size unknownLiberation Army 解放君 (1999) Earthenware/Glaze Size unknown
Mao Tea Canister 烏龍茶罐 -又名毛澤東茶罐 (1999) Earthenware/Glaze Size unknownRunning Dogs (1999) Earthenware/Glaze Size unknownStruggle For Nothing (2000) Porcelain Size unknownAll We Need Is Love (2001) 2001 Size unknown
We Aren't No Chicken (2001) 2001 Size unknownGo to Bed! (2001) Earthenware Size unknownGood Citizens (Good Citizens) Earthenware Size unknownMao Lamp 毛澤燈 (2001) Earthenware Size unknown
Mao As Warhol (2002) Earthenware Size unknown1000 Dogs Chopstick Holders - Chinese History Study Series (2004) Porcelain 3m X 3m X 3 cmHands Up! (2004) Porcelain found objects 2.4m x 3.6m x 15cm
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Cheng Yi, Caroline 鄭禕 2004 Artist's Statement [in English]
Contact the artist: nuts@goofypots.com

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