Jennifer Ling Datchuk was born in Warren, Ohio and currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. As the child of a Chinese immigrant and grandchild of Russian and Irish immigrants, the family histories of conflict she has inherited are a perpetual source for her work. She captures this conflict by exploring the emotive power of domestic objects and rituals that fix, organize, soothe, and beautify our lives. Trained in ceramics, her works often use a myriad of materials ranging from porcelain to fabric or embroidery. Ling Datchuk holds an MFA in Artisanry from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a BFA in Crafts from Kent State University. She has received grants from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio as well as Artpace to research the birthplace of porcelain in Jingdezhen, China. Recently, she was awarded a residency through the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany.
Double Happiness Bowl, 2015 — View detail
Jingdezhen Chinese. 2012, porcelain, blue and white transfer pattern, collected hair — View detail
Blue and White : Bold Beauty, 2014, porcelain, blue and white pattern transfer from Jingdezhen, China, human hair — View detail
Pretty Sister, Ugly Sister, 2014, porcelain, black Chinese hair bleached blonde and dyed blue — View detail
Salt and Pepper, 2008, porcelain, slip inlay, china paints, luster, merino wool felt — View detail
Gold Hill Art Project, Star Crossed Visitors, 2016 — View detail
Gold Hill Art Project, Star Crossed Visitors, 2016 (detail) — View detail