Growing up in two cultures and speaking two languages informed the sense of duality in my work. I feel I am a hybrid made of opposing Eastern and Western influences. This bicultural upbringing, infused with the traditional Chinese philosophy of yin and yang that underlies all life forms and energies, permeates my artwork and my life.
I look for the interconnections between things in the world, similarities as well as the differences. I am interested in the concept of “one in many and the many in one”. My hybrid art forms are influenced by my observations of the natural world and what I experience in my personal life.
The microscopic is juxtaposed with the cosmic, the imagined with the real, the observed with the conceptualized, and the personal with the universal. My work is a way of understanding myself, the world within and around me.
— Eva Kwong
Eva Kwong grew up in Hong Kong and New York. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the Tyler School of Art. Eva is known for her compelling, colorful and sensuous organic forms in her sculptures, vases and installations. Her work has been awarded fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council, Arts Midwest, National Endowment For the Arts and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She is a McKnight Fellow at the Northern Clay Center in 2017. Her work can be found in the collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Archie Bray Foundation, The Finnish Craft Museum, Cranbrook Art Museum, Fule International Ceramics Museum, etc.