Yao YongKang


 

  INTRODUCTION

A native of NingboZhejiang ProvinceBorn in November of 1942 and a graduate from the art department of Jingdezhen Ceramics Academy in 1966. He works as a professor and postgraduate tutor in Jingdezhen Ceramics Academy. He is a member of China Artists’ Association, director of sculpture committee of JiangXi Province, president of Kaolin Ceramic Art Association and expert with Government subsidy provided by the State Council.

As an artist of great attainment, his works are distinctive for their avant-garde Styles with traditional characteristics. He is present in sculpture and ceramic art exhibitions at home and abroad and has been awarded many prizes and medals. He is a famous ceramic artist and sculptor. Both at home and abroad.

   

2001 “The Century Baby” series were selected into” 20th Century World Ceramics Exhibition” of the First World Ceramics Exposition in KoreaThe exhibition showed the works by 36 artists from all over the worldThe author is the only one from ChinaHis ”Century Baby” was collected and published in all the ceramic art magazines and publications.

1999 His ceramic sculpture, ”Soul of Ceramics”. was installed at the entrance of Jiangxi Porcelain Garden in the World Gardening Fair in Kunming, Yunnan Province, and was I awarded the Gold Prize by the organizing committee.

1995 His marble mural, “Nature’s Treasures"was installed in the lobby of Jiangxi Opera House.

1991 His sculptures, “Pottery” and ”Mother Columns” series, enjoyed high regards from foreign artists and critics.  “Pottery" was collected by Everson Ceramic Museum

1988 Bronze mural, “Dancers of the Tang Dynasty” (the Bronze Medal), for the Tang Dynasty Gallery of Tengwang Pavilion in Jiangxi Province

1987 His group urban sculpture, “Porcelain and Pottery”, was awarded the Merit Prize (the second prize) in the First China Urban Sculpture Project Exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of CultureChina Urban and Rural Environment Construction Protection Committee and China Artists’ Association. (with Mr. Kang Zhong)

The sculpture, Goddess of One-Hundred Flowers, the trophy for the One-Hundred-Flower Prize of China Film Festival

1984 He was engaged in the First China Urban Sculpture Project Exhibition sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, China Urban and Rural Environment Construction & Protection Committee and China Artists’ AssociationHis urban sculpture, “Immortal of Wisdom”, was awarded the Grand Prix which was featured in the “Art” magazine.

1982 He was invited by Shanghai Film Studio to work as the art director(mainly responsible for designs and ceramic creations)of “Porcelain Baby”, the first film about the ceramic sculpture in China. The film was awarded the One-Hundred Flower Prize in 1983

 

 

  

  


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