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Jing Huang. The Deer of Nine Colours_The Deer on the Side, 2017. Earthenware. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Deer of Nine Colours

November 16 - November 16, 2018

Jing Huang

Curated by Melanie Egan

Jing Huang’s ceramic explorations are guided by experiences that come from living in an unfamiliar landscape, meeting different people and experiencing new cultures. Her work records the feelings and changes in her life outside her county.

–Melanie Egan, Director, Craft & Design


If the distance between China and Canada is 7723 km, then what’s the distance between the previous me and the current me? If there are 12 hours between home and here, what time is it for me now? When a new life meets an old one, that moment draws me close. Tasting newness and oldness at the same time, I can experience the distance and difference between there and here, then and now.

The Deer of Nine Colours is based on the Buddhist Jataka tale of the same name, which were discovered as cave paintings from the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, China.

– Jing Huang

Jing Huang is a ceramic artist and sculptor currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Jing was born and raised in China. She received her BFA from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in 2012 and her Advanced Diploma in ceramics from Sheridan College in 2015. Jing’s works has been exhibited in Canada, China and the United States since 2010. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

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