BGSU School of Art holds artist’s talk


The Bowling Green State University School of Art will hold a free, public artist’s talk with Jennifer Ling Datchuk at 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the Donnell Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.

Based in Tempe, Arizona, Datchuk works with porcelain and other materials often associated with women, including textiles and hair, to explore fragility, beauty, femininity, intersectionality, identity and personal history. In her work, she explores how Western beauty standards influenced the East, how the bodies of those in underrepresented groups are commodified and sold and equality for women in the workforce.

Previously, she was awarded a residency through the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum to conduct her studio practice at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany, and has participated in additional residencies at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, Vermont Studio Center, European Ceramic Work Center in the Netherlands, Artpace in San Antonio, Texas, and the Arts/Industry Residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Kohler Company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Additionally, Datchuk received the Emerging Voices award from the American Craft Council in 2017 and was named a United States Artist Fellow in Craft in 2020.

Born in Warren, Ohio, and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Datchuk holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Kent State University. She has received grants from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio, Artpace and the Linda Lighton International Artist Exchange Program.

Datchuk is an assistant professor of art at Arizona State University and maintains a studio in Phoenix, Arizona.

The event is sponsored by the BGSU School of Art Ring Fund.

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