Wen-Hsi Harman, Identity Orange, 59 X 54 X 3cm. Porcelain. Handmade. Enamels. GOLD Luster, 2015
Wen-Hsi Harman, Taiwan/UK (b. 1984)
She is a Taiwanese ceramic artist, based in Bristol, United Kingdom.
Wen-Hsi studied her BA in Chinese Literature at the Soochow University,Taipei,Taiwan (2006). After this she studied her first MA in Chinese History of art in the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan (2008). After this she studied her second MA in Contemporary Crafts (Ceramics) at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK (2010). She has been awarded the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy in ceramics at Bath Spa University, UK (2018).
Her ceramic practice investigates cross-cultural identity through clay. Living away from her homeland gives her a clearer perspective of the culture in which she grew up. These experiences have provided a platform from which she can address cross-cultural questions.
Wen-Hsi creates series of ceramic art based on handmade sculptural porcelain spoons, fingerprints, bananas, and traditional Chinese characters to explore tension of cross-cultural identity, between the East and the West.
Wen-Hsi has exhibited her work internationally such Taiwan, South Korea, Britain, Germany, France, China, Denmark and Australia. Her work is also in the public collections such as the Compass Centre, Bristol, UK (2017). The Fule International Ceramic Art Museum in China (2016). The New Taipei City Yingge Ceramic Museum in Taiwan (2016). The Ceramic Foundation in South Korea.