Pak-hing Kan
Artist Statement

Pak-hing Kan is a ceramic artist who creates intimate, small-scale, delicate boxes that are exquisitely painted on all surfaces. She designs a unique silk wrap to accompany each piece. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Asia also in public museums and private collections. She is the recipient of many awards including Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant 2006, Creative Capital grant 2006, and Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant 2006. She also earned a residence in Fuping (, China 2007 and in Jingdezhen, China 2008.

Kan was born in China and grew up and studied art in Hong Kong starting at a young age. She received a B.Ed. degree from Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan and a B.A. degree from College of St. Catherine and did her graduate study in ceramics at the University of Minnesota, both in Minnesota, USA. She continues to study drawing and painting privately with Julio Alpuy and at the Art Students’ League, NY.

Today, Kan lives and maintains a studio in New York City. Her recent works are in a cave- house form, each with an intriguing storytelling scene for the viewer to discover.

Kan was a textile print designer and artist before she devoted herself fulltime to ceramic art in 1995.

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Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2012In Loving Memory-Pak-Hing Kan
Works & History
2011New ceramic work, Gallery 456, NYC
2008New ceramic work, XYZ Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China.
Ceramic Art Exhibition, Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY, USA.
Ceramic Art Exhibition, the Berkeley Art Gallery, NYC, NY, USA
2007Fule International Ceramic Art Museum(, Fuping, Shaanxi, China.
2006Intimacy! Pak-hing Kan's ceramic, Gallery 456, NYC, NY, USA.
Pak-hing Kan Mini Ceramic, XYZ Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing, China.
Female Language, Lincoln Center Cork Gallery, NYC, NY, USA
2004CSL Exhibitions, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, NYC, NY, USA.
2002Past/Present/Future, Contemporay Chinese Art, Kaikodo Gallery, NYC,NY, USA.
2000Recent Works in Clay, Lincoln Center Cork Gallery, NYC,NY, USA.
Big Apple Chinese, Kaikodo Gallery, NYC, NY, USA.
1999Palm Size Boxes, Pak-hing Kan Ceramic, Gallery 456, NYC,NY, USA.
99 Ceramic Arts Millennium-end Invitational, Beijing Arts&Design,Beijing, China.
1998Visions of New York, the Fifth Avenue Gallery at Empire State Building, NYC,NY, USA.
1998Visions of New York, the Fifth Avenue Gallery at Empire State Building, NYC,NY, USA.
1996The third Annual Asian American Art Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA.