Jennifer Ling Datchuk, "Live to Die" custom printed red welcome mats, slip cast porcelain, overglaze, pallet varied dimensions, individual mats are 30.5" x 22", 2019
Jennifer Ling Datchuk was born in Warren, Ohio and currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. As the child of a Chinese immigrant and grandchild of Russian and Irish immigrants, the family histories of conflict she has inherited are a perpetual source for her work. She captures this conflict by exploring the emotive power of domestic objects and rituals that fix, organize, soothe, and beautify our lives.
Trained in ceramics, her works often use a myriad of materials ranging from porcelain to fabric or embroidery. Datchuk holds an MFA in Artisanry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a BFA in Crafts from Kent State University. She has received grants from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio as well as Artpace to research the birthplace of porcelain in Jingdezhen, China.
In 2016, she was awarded a residency through the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany and was a Black Cube Nomadic Museum Artist Fellow. Recently, she completed a residency at the European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands and was awarded the Emerging Voices Award from the American Craft Council.
Read about her work Live to Die in Hyperallergic which inspired these unique custom mats.
Live in Houston and want to see some of Jennifer's work in person? Check out the exhibition Now You See Me at FotoRelevance, 4411 Montrose Boulevard Suite C, Houston, TX 77006, email@example.com The exhibition runs until November 13, 2020.
Jennifer Ling Datchuk is supporting Jane's Due Process