Visiting Artist Talk by Eliza Au

Tuesday, Mar 02, 2021

The Visiting Artist Committee of the Department of Art & Art History is pleased to announce a presentation by ceramic artist, Eliza Au on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. The talk will take place in Fine Arts Building room 148 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.


Eliza Au is an artist working in clay using digital fabrication techniques. As she describes her process in her artist statement: “The planning and production process work in sync with each other, through line drawings in CAD which are engraved in wood and eventually cast in clay. … I find elegance, beauty and balance within mathematical relationships and find this works well with the technical challenges of clay. I view my process as similar to solving a mathematical equation; I gain satisfaction from discovering new pathways or proofs to new aesthetic experiences.”


Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Eliza Au is currently based in Texas where she is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of North Texas. She earned her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, including at: the Appalachian Center for Craft (Smithville, TN; 2021); the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale, (New Tapei City, Taiwan; 2020), and the Korean International Ceramic Biennale (Icheon, Korea, 2019). Au has previously attended residencies at the European Ceramic Work Center (Hertogenbosch, NL), the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Helena, MT), and Greenwich House Pottery, and she recently received a McKnight Artist Fellowship to attend a residency at the Northern Clay Center (Minneapolis, MN) in 2022. In 2020, she received an Award of Excellence during the Chrysalis Competition held by the James Renwick Alliance. 


To learn more about her and to see images of her work, visit her website at: