September 23–November 28, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Location: Art Gallery of Burlington, Perry Gallery
1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington

Craft Ontario is committed to fostering the next generation of professional craft practice, and this year’s exhibition is the third annual juried collection of emerging work that celebrates a diversity of creative, innovative and skilled incarnations of material culture. 2016 also marks Craft Ontario’s 40th anniversary, and as part of this celebratory year, Craft Ontario is partnering with the Art Gallery of Burlington to host the exhibition in the Perry Gallery space. Juried by Denis Longchamps and Janna Hiemstra, Materialize presents the work of:

Alex Kinsley
Amanda Gresik
Andrée Chénier
Anne-Sophie Vallée
Brittany MacDougall
Cassic Ho
ChengOu Yu
Emma Chorostecki
Karla Rivera
Kristian Spreen
Joon Hee Kim
Pasha Moezzi
Nurielle Stern
Reid Ferguson
Richard Chan
Tammy McClennan

The Graduate Art Prize

Fortunately, three of my pieces have made it on the short list of the Graduate Art Prize 2016.
The following are the three pieces on the list.

You will come to life (50cm x 70cm x 30cm) Up on shoulder (50cm x 77cm x 33cm) The fall (35cm x 31cm x 14cm)

You will come to life (50cm x 70cm x 30cm)
Up on shoulder (50cm x 77cm x 33cm)
The fall (35cm x 31cm x 14cm)

Founded in 2013, the Graduate Art Prize was set up with the direct aim of introducing young artists directly to the corporate art market, providing another means of supporting them and helping get their careers off the ground, away from the traditional gallery route.

The award was first set up in 2013 by art consultants ARTIQ(Formerly Works in Print), together with the London office of global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. ARTIQ created the event together with Herbert Smith Freehills and administers it, whilst Herbert Smith Freehills is the event sponsor and also showcases the finalists in a prestigious private view and exhibition.

The winner receives a £1,000 cash prize and all shortlisted artists will get the opportunity to sign with ARTIQ, an innovative art consultancy with a variety of clients ranging from large international corporates to collectors who have a keen interest in emerging, talented artists.

It is an honour to be given a great opportunity as I finish the MA Fine Art at the Chelsea College of Art. The winner of the prize will be chosen by public vote and announced at an exclusive event on 8th November, so please view and enjoy the work in the gallery or online, and I would appreciate your participation. The exhibition will then be on display until November.    Vote for 2016 Winner!
Vote for 2016 Winner!




Herbert Smith Freehills Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG 020 7374 8000   

Herbert Smith Freehills
Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG
020 7374 8000


http://    Studios 27 & 28 Containerville, 5-10 Corbridge Crescent, London E2 9DS        020 3137 2101
Studios 27 & 28 Containerville, 5-10 Corbridge Crescent, London E2 9DS    
020 3137 2101

MA Summer Show 2016 / Chelsea College of Arts

Check out the up-and-coming artists of tomorrow at Chelsea College of Arts' MA Summer Show and see the culmination of one year’s intense MA Fine Art study

Exhibition dates: 3 – 9 September 2016
Private View: Monday 5th September 6pm - 9pm

From 3 – 9 September 2016 79 MA Fine Art students will present their final work at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, in an exhibition of work from up-and-coming artists which covers a wide range of media from sculpture, installation, painting and photography to video and performance. 

MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts is one of the longest running postgraduate fine art courses in the country, delivering a programme that covers the entire spectrum of what fine art is and can be. The course supports a very broad interdisciplinary notion of art practice through the realisation of ideas in a wide range of media, materials, technology and processes. MA Fine Art at Chelsea is part of a postgraduate programme consisting of five specialist courses. Together with MA Graphic Design Communication, MA Interior & Spatial Design, MA Textile Design, MA Curating & Collections, all of whom will be exhibiting at this exciting end-of-year showcase.

Thematic Guided Tours will be offered at the following times:

Saturday 3rd September
12:00 - Gender and the Female Body
14:00 - Historicity and Transnational Borders
16:00 - Ritual and Magic

Sunday 4th September
12:00 - Nature, Urbanism and Architectural Structures
14:00 - Painting Today
16:00 - Form and Materiality

The meeting point for the tours will be in the canteen at Chelsea (located by the main reception at the Atterbury Street entrance, opposite Tate Britain). The tours will run for 30 Minutes.
Artist talks by guests and MA Fine Art students to be announced.

Open to general public: 
Saturday 3rd September - 11am - 5pm
Sunday 4th September - 11am - 5pm
Monday 5th September – 10am – 9pm
Tuesday 6th September – 10am – 8pm
Wednesday 7th September – 10am – 8pm
Thursday 8th September – 10am – 8pm
Friday 9th September – 10am – 8pm

Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU 

More information:


#madeatchelsea #ualsummershow #mafa16_chelsea_ual

After PAF 2016

PAF July 2016 wrap up.
Many people visited despite the sweltering weather, and time of enjoyment meeting both great artists and their works. During this year’s fair, I introduced bronze and aluminum pieces. Though metal casting requires great exertion and time, my time at the fair was valuable and fulfilling because the pieces were introduced to people. Thank you.



CRAFT AWARDS celebrate and recognize excellence, and since 1981 the program has supported over 500 emerging to established craft professionals in all disciplines. We invite you to take a closer look at the outstanding work of the 2016 Craft Awards recipients below, as well as find out more about their perspectives and processes.

The Craft Awards program is made possible through the generous support of the following donors and contributors: The RBC Foundation, the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee, the One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale, The Pottery Supply House, Tuckers Pottery Supplies Ltd., Lacy and Co. Ltd, and the Copeland, Walker, Gregor, Yung, McPherson and Robertson families.


What’s On Now

40th Anniversary Craft Awards Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: July 26 to August 19, 2016;
Closing Reception: Thursday August 18, 6 to 8 pm

Every year, Craft Ontario recognizes the very best in contemporary craft through the Craft Awards program. Craft Awards recipients are accomplished and dedicated practitioners in the field of craft and design. As part of Craft Ontario’s 40th Anniversary celebrations, and through the generous support of the Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee, this year’s award recipients will have their work on display as part of a special exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery: Pamela Allen, Amanda McCavour, Marie-Eve G. Castonguay, Andrée Chénier, Naomi Clement, Lisa Creskey, Stephen Dalrymple, Jerre Davidson, Reid Ferguson, Suendrini Goonesekera, Clayton Haigh, Joon Hee Kim, Jing Huang, Heidi McKenzie, Lindsay Stead, Jessica Steinhauser, Nurielle Stern and Jake Whillans.

A message from Foundry in the Chelsea 3D workshops

I received an email from Craft Ontario recently notifying me that I was awarded with Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Award from Craft Ontario Council. And I will be part of Craft Ontario commemorating their 40th anniversary Exhibition.
While I cannot personally attend the show because I am currently residing in London preparing for the degree show, but my very first bronze piece created in London, “I will follow him (2016)” will be exhibited at the show.

40th Anniversary Craft Awards Exhibition
July 26 to August 19, 2016

John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Street
Macdonald Block
Toronto, ON, Canada, M7A 1C2

 Here at Foundry of Chelsea College of Art, the technician John and fellow Nicole who has provided guidance for me has congratulated me after hearing the news about the award. I also took photos with them after patination and finishing process prior to shipping to Canada. I want to give my thanks to my loving family and friends, colleagues, and Craft Ontario who has given me this precious award and an opportunity for exhibition.

Parallax Art Fair July 2016

Briefly after I arrived in London, I received a mail from Tom Moore who is a manager at Parallax Art Fair London. He had seen my work through Craft Ontario’s homepage and Instagram, and that he is interested in my work and made an offer for me to participate at the PAF 2016 in July. I thought that it would be a good opportunity for my work to be introduced, get new feedbacks, and meet various artists from Europe. Most of all, it would be a new experience at an unfamiliar place where there will be new inspirations, and I decided to participate and started preparing for the fair. 

Parallax Art Fair July 2016
Chelsea Town Hall, SW3 5EE
Friday 22nd July, 7pm-10pm Private View
Saturday 23rd July, 11am-5pm
Sunday 24th July, 11am-5pm


I want to give my special thanks to Craft Ontario. I was encouraged through various awards, and nourished to mature into an artist outside of school. Also, my work was exposed and received publicity through Craft Ontario’s media channels, and thank you for opening doors for other potentials.