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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Sam Chung
Cloud Flask Flared Cloud Vase Flared Cloud Pear Bottle Cloud Moon Jar
Cloudscape: Passage (quadriptych)
Cloudscape (triptych)

Sam Chung received his MFA from Arizona State University and his BA degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Between his undergraduate and graduate programs, he worked as a special post-bac student at the University of Minnesota. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007 and is now teaching at Arizona State University in Tempe where he is an associate professor of ceramics. Sam has presented numerous lectures and workshops both nationally and internationally.

About his cloud vessels, Chung states: “A consistent point of departure for my work has been the ceramic vessel and playing with the balance between form, function and design. I am interested in the way that pots have the unique ability to serve a multitude of roles and functions. They can exhibit decorative beauty, bring attention to more functional/tactile concerns, and also create historical, cultural and experiential associations. I work within the context of pottery to exploit its universal familiarity and impose my own vision for merging historically and culturally disparate influences. I am curious about the relationships I see among various forms of creative expression from both past and present, and try to bring forth a new language of pottery for the future.”

1997 MFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1992 BA, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Selected Exhibitions
2014  Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO
          Ann Linneman Studio Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013  Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS
          Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
2011  Greenwich House Pottery-Jane Hartsook Gallery, New York, NY
2010  AKAR, Iowa City, IA
2009  Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT
          Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO
2006  Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
          AKAR, Iowa City, IA
2004  The Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
2003  Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ
          AKAR, Iowa City, IA
2002  Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
          Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Selected Collections
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX
The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark.
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, Icheon World
Ceramic Center, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Arizona State University, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ
Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, Jingdezhen, China
Shepparton Art Gallery - La Trobe University. Shepparton, Australia
Sky Harbor International Airport, Ceramics Collection, Phoenix, AZ
University of Arkansas Fullbright Ceramics Collection, Fayetteville, AR
New Orleans Museum of Art (pending), New Orleans, LA


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