Jennifer Datchuk

I am a ceramic sculptor and artist born in Warren, Ohio and raised in Brooklyn, New York. My mother came to this country in the early 1970s from China; my father was born and raised in Ohio to Russian and Irish immigrant parents. Beyond initial appearances, the layers of my parents' past and present histories are extremely overwhelming and complicated  a history of conflict that I inherited and is a perpetual source for my work. I capture this conflict by exploring the emotive power of domestic objects and rituals that fix, organize, soothe and beautify our lives. Trained in ceramics, I work with porcelain and other materials often associated with traditional womens work, such as fabric, embroidery, and floral patterns, to discuss fragility, beauty, femininity, identity and personal history.

Jennifer Datchuk _ Justin Donofrio _ Kirk Jackson _ Ben Jordan _ Beth Lo _ Renee LoPresti _ Ryan McKerley _ Melissa Mencini _ Lisa Orr _ Scott Proctor _ Claudia Reese _ Matthew Schiemann _ Keith Simpson _ James Tingey

funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts