Amy Chan

Amy Chan’s ceramics contain the optimism that is part of their making. The joyously artificial color palette hums with dissonance while the flat shapes offer humor and monumentality. Chan uses an array of found objects to create texture, from hardware to kitchen tools to her children’s toys.  Her shapes and installations play with the edge of formal harmony, while always pointing back towards the objects of everyday life.

​​Amy Chan is an abstract painter whose work can be found in the collections of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, The Spencer Museum of Art and Capital One.  She has received grants from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.  Amy Chan lives in Richmond and teaches at the University of Virginia.