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.
|Exhibition History at Gallery 456|
|Works & History|
|2018||Presents, Gallery One Eleven, Leesville, LA|
|2017||Beautiful & Powerful Statements, Nails in the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ |
|2016||Other Forms of Life, Samford University, Birmingham, AL |
|2016||Art Crawl, Art Council of Central Louisiana, Alexandria, LA|
|2016||The Poetry of Tea Sets, RealArt DeRidder Gallery, DeRidder, LA|
|2016||MoMA Invitation Exhibition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA|
|2015||Coke-a-Doodle-Doo, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia|
|2015||First Place, Dirty South Mug, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA |
|2015||Award of Distinction, Regional Ceramics Competition, University of Dallas, Dallas, TX|
|2015||Round Table, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA |
|2014||Cola Culture in Tea Time, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL |
|2014||Transforming Viewpoint, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS |
|2014||4th Biennial Central Time Ceramics, Bradley University, Peoria, IL |
|2014||The 7th International Texas Teapot Tournament, C.A.M.E.O. & 18 Hands Gallery,Houston, TX |
|2013||All About Cola Bottles, University of Arkansas, Monticello, AR |
|2013||Republic of Hens and Hares, River Oaks Square Arts Center, Alexandria, LA |
|2013||Transcendental, Studio 550 Art Center, Manchester, NH|
|2013||Hard Ware National Ceramics Exhibition, Hill Country Art Foundation, Ingram, TX |
|2013||Coffee, Tea, or…#2, Terra Incognito Studio and Gallery, Oak Park, IL|
|2012||Excellence Winner Award, Pour…2012, Terra Incognito Gallery, Oak Park, IL |