Johnson Tsang - Video


Johnson Tsang Cheung Shing, born in Hong Kong in 1960. Tsang's works mostly employ realist sculptural techniques accompanied by surrealist imagination. In 2002, Tsang started to represent versatile splashes with ceramics. He created the Yuanyang series, which were then collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Yingge Ceramics Museum of Taiwan.

During the past decade, Tsang continues to develop his techniques in capturing the instantaneous moment of splashes with white porcelain. In 2011 and 2012, Tsang's works, "Bowls of Fantasy" and "Splash of Wonder", were awarded the Special Prize of Korea Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 International Competition and Grand Prize of 2012 Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale respectively. Tsang is the first Chinese artist who received these two prestigious international ceramics awards.

Apart from ceramics, Tsang has worked on stainless steel sculptures and public art projects since 2004. He has been commissioned by a number of private companies and public bodies.

In 2009, Tsang received "The Secretary for Home Affairs' Commendation" from the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for his outstanding achievements in international art events.
Solo Exhibitions:

• 2008 Living Clay – Johnson Tsang's Solo Exhibition 1/F, Sunlight Gallery, New Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

2008 Artists in the Neighourhood Scheme IV: Imagine – Sculptures by Johnson Tsang, Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

2008 Splash of Wonder / Porcelain

2011 Johnson Tsang Awarded "Grand Prize, 2012 Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale", Collected by the Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan



Group Exhibitions:

2012 Hong Kong International Sculpture Symposium – Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Quarry Bay Park Waterfront, Hong Kong

2012 Fine Art Asia, Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2012 Hong Kong and Macao Visual Arts Biennial: Sculpting Space – Hong Kong Public Art Design, World Art Museum, China Millennium Monument, Beijing

2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale – Ceramic Vision, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

2012 Space@West Kowloon—Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial, Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

2012 The Second Guangdong Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition, University City Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

2011 The 10th International Ceramics Biennale, Manises, Valencia, Spain

2011 Korea Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale, CeraMix Creativity Center, Icheon, Korea

2011 From Clay to Teapot: Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters 1986 – 2010 Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

2010 Art of Johnson Tsang and Huang Yi-ming, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre

2010 2010 Tea War by Hong Kong Potters Exhibition, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

2010 In Search of Art, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

2010 "Sai Kung District Council Public Art Project" Exhibition, Park Central, Tseung Kwan O and Sai Kung Jockey Club Town Hall, Hong Kong

2010 The 30th International Ceramic Competition Exhibition, L'Alcora, Spain

2009 The 6th Korea Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju Arts Center, Korea

2009 The 12th Carouge International Ceramics Competition Exhibition, Switzerland

2009 Cattle101@artist village, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong

2008 Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial, Artist Commune, Hong Kong

2008 HK Unveiled: Contemporary Art in the Hong Kong, Atting House, Hong Kong

2008 Launching Exhibition, Artists in the Neighourhood Scheme IV, Hong Kong City Hall

2007 The 8th International Ceramics Biennale, Manises, Valencia, Spain

2007 - 2008 Visual Arts Thematic Exhibition: HarmoNow 3D & Installation Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Central Library, Artist Commune and Central Plaza

2007 The 11th Carouge International Ceramics Competition Exhibition, Switzerland

2007 Tea War by Hong Kong Potters Exhibition, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

2007 Journey to the History of Victoria Prison - Prison Art Museum, Victoria Prison, Hong Kong

2005 Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Exhibition, Hong Kong Museum of Art

2005 The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale Korea International Competition, Icheon World International Ceramic Centre, Korea

2005 "Weather Machines – Kinetic Sculptures Design Competition" Exhibition, Hong Kong Science Museum

2005 Tea War by Hong Kong Potters Exhibition, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong

2004 Art in Flight Art Exhibition, Hong Kong International Airport

2004 "New Face of Heritage – Installation of Public Artworks at Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, Stage II Competition" Exhibition, Shatin Town Hall, Hong Kong

2004 The 1st Taiwan Ceramics Biennale, Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan

2003 More Than Just Food - Ceramic Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Heritage Museum

2003 Yuanyang – An Exhibition of Coffee and Tea Vessels, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

2002 Philippe Charriol Foundation 17th Annual Art Competition, Times Square, Hong Kong

2001 Philippe Charriol Foundation 16th Annual Art Competition — Wear Your Art, Festival Art, Hong Kong

2001 Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, Hong Kong



Artwork collected by:

Hong Kong Museum of Art

Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Philippe Charriol Foundation

Korea Ceramic Foundation

Korea Cheongju International Craft Biennale Committee

Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum and private collectors
• 2012 Grand Prize, 2012 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

2011 Ceramic Design Award, 2011 Bienal Internacional de Cerámica, Manises, Spain,

2011 Special Prize, Korea Gyeonggi International Ceramix Biennale 2011 International Competition

2010 Finalist, 30è Concurs Internacional de Ceràmica l’Alcora 2010, Spain2010 First Prize, Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters Competition

2009 Merit Award, 6th Korea Cheongju International Craft Biennale

2009 Finalist, Carouge International Ceramics Competition, Switzerland

2009 “The Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation” from the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for outstanding achievements in international art events.

2005 First Prize, Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters Competition

2001 First Prize, Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters Competition

2007 Outstanding Workmanship Award, Tea Ware by Hong Kong Potters Competition

2007 Finalist, Carouge International Ceramics Competition, Switzerland

2007 Finalist, Bienal Internacional de Cerámica, Manises, Spain

2005 Selected Work, Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition

2005  Finalist, The 3rd World Ceramic Biennale 2005 Korea International Competition

2004 Finalist, The First Taiwan Ceramics Biennale

2001 Champion, Philippe Charriol Foundation 16th Annual Art Competition



Public Art Awards:

2009 Commissioned Work, Sai Kung District Council Public Art Project

2004 Commissioned Work, New Face of Heritage Installation of Public Artworks at Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, Stage II

2006 Selected Work, Public Art Scheme

2005 Selected Work, Weather Machines Kinetic Sculptures Design Competition