Sami Tsang



Sami Tsang is a Toronto based ceramic artist whose work explores domestic encounters and private narratives borne out of the flux amidst two cultures – Chinese and Western.   Sami studied traditional Chinese painting for 7 years in Hong Kong, which had a profound effect on her pursuing an arts career. Returning to Canada, Sami first studied ceramics at H.B. Secondary School in London, ON, renowned for its arts program, then earned her BA Craft & Design from Sheridan College (2019) and her MFA in Ceramics from Alfred University, NY (2021).   Sami has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Canada, including the ClayAkar Gallery, Iowa City, IA, the Gardiner Museum and Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, ON.

Artist Statement

Sami uses a coil-building technique to build her pieces and illustrates in traditional Chinese painting style. Combining a unique perspective with a vocabulary of images, her works express hopes and fears of the future. A reminder of who we are and become over time.

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