WangLing Chou
Artist Statement

WangLing Chou, a native of Taiwan, received her MFA in Ceramics from Kent State University, Ohio, 2007. Chou repurposes recycled trash into bizarre vessels and sculptural forms with an added touch of humor. Her philozoic (love of animals) works mimic traditional Chinese flower-animal paintings using a graphic novel style. Chou’s works reflect the paradox of the intermingling of opposites through various forms and images.

Chou’s works have been shown in more than fifty-seven solo, juried, and invitation exhibitions all over the United States, including a solo exhibition in Wheaton College, Illinois, Samford University, Alabama, Henderson State University, Arkansas, University of Arkansas, Monticello and others. Her works have won eight national awards, including first-place at River Oaks Square Arts Center’s national cup competition.

Chou’s works have been featured in publications including: Hand-Building Techniques by The American Ceramic Society, Louisiana Life, Pottery Making Illustrated, and SEEN by CIVA.

Chou is an Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana College and the holder of the Eugenia Dawson Professorship in Art. She has taught and lived in Louisiana since 2008.

Artist Web Site
Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2018High Trash
Works & History
2018Presents, Gallery One Eleven, Leesville, LA
2017Beautiful & Powerful Statements, Nails in the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ
2016Other Forms of Life, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
2016Art Crawl, Art Council of Central Louisiana, Alexandria, LA
2016The Poetry of Tea Sets, RealArt DeRidder Gallery, DeRidder, LA
2016MoMA Invitation Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA
2015Coke-a-Doodle-Doo, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia
2015First Place, Dirty South Mug, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
2015Award of Distinction, Regional Ceramics Competition, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
2015Round Table, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
2014Cola Culture in Tea Time, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
2014Transforming Viewpoint, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
20144th Biennial Central Time Ceramics, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
2014The 7th International Texas Teapot Tournament, C.A.M.E.O. & 18 Hands Gallery,Houston, TX
2013All About Cola Bottles, University of Arkansas, Monticello, AR
2013Republic of Hens and Hares, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA
2013Transcendental, Studio 550 Art Center, Manchester, NH
2013Hard Ware National Ceramics Exhibition, Hill Country Art Foundation, Ingram, TX
2013Coffee, Tea, or…#2, Terra Incognito Studio and Gallery, Oak Park, IL
2012Excellence Winner Award, Pour…2012, Terra Incognito Gallery, Oak Park, IL