If you love seeing artists mix media in unexpected ways, Diem Chau is someone who should definitely be on your radar. She threads delicate embroidered artworks and combines them with white porcelain cups and plates to create unusual sculptures.
As her profile states: “Chau combines common mediums and common means to create delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine egalitarian sensibility and minimalist restraint. Her work touches on the value of storytelling, myths and its ability to connect us to each other through cultural and humanistic similarities. Chau’s current work drifts into new territory by exploring the periphery of the narrative, moments forgotten and faded, or too brief to retain.”
A Vietnam native, Diem and her family moved to America as refugees in 1986. She is a BFA graduate from Cornish College of the Arts and has received an Artist Trust GAP Grant and a PONCHO Artist-in-Residence Award. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Seattle and Los Angeles. Discover more at www.diemchau.com.