Sami Tsang is a Canadian-born Chinese woman artist who uses a vocabulary of images to express her anxieties, hopes, fears and things about her life and future. Growing up as the youngest child of a conservative Hong Kong family, her voice was not welcomed. In Sami’s work, she simultaneously gives herself an outlet through the narrative sculptures and reveals the raw emotional experiences we share.
Sami studied traditional Chinese painting for 7 years, before returning to Canada to pursue her passion for art. She began her study of ceramics in the specialized art program at H. B. Beal Secondary School in London, Ontario. In 2015, she enrolled in the ceramics program at Sheridan College, where she was introduced to the broader clay community, and guided attentively by her professors and peers. Tsang earned a Master of Fine Art degree in Ceramic Art at Alfred University (NY) in 2021. She has relocated to Toronto where she is currently establishing a studio.
Sami was accepted as an Artist-in-Residence (Ceramics) at Harbourfront Centre in 2022.