Working primarily with porcelain, ReCheng Tsang creates site-specific installations and smaller sculptures. The work consists of up to several hundred sometimes thousands of thin porcelain pieces. Each piece is rolled, pinched, pulled, torn, or otherwise manipulated by hand, then composed within a pre-defined grid. She explores the intrinsic qualities of porcelain, malleable and impressionistic, to create work that is tactile and sensual. She is also interested in the dichotomous relationship between the porcelain’s hardness and permanence, and the resulting work which appears to be delicate, ephemeral and in motion. She works monochromatically, often leaving the porcelain unglazed, to allow the attention to focus on the subtle shifts in form, color, and texture.
ReCheng works with private clients, designers, galleries, and other interested individuals on site specific projects and commissions. She had a solo exhibition at the Sonoma Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Rosa and was in numerous group exhibitions in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest. ReCheng received her B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and her M.A. from the University of Washington at Seattle. She was represented by the Dorothy Weiss Gallery in San Francisco and was the recipient of residency fellowships at the MacDowell Colony and the European Ceramics Work Center in the Netherlands.She previously was the co-director of the Oakland Art Gallery and was a lecturer in the Ceramics department at the California College of the Arts . She lives and works in Berkeley, California.