Brendan Tang

Vancouver, Canada

Brendan Tang was born in Dublin. He earned his formal art education on both Canadian coasts and the American Midwest, where he learned to appreciate the ceramic medium. Tang has lectured at conferences and academic institutions across the continent, and his professional practice has also taken him to India, Europe and Japan. He has been a resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Helena, MT) and has participated in an international residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre ('s-Hertogenbosch, NL).

Tang has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in QB, and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, as well being a recipient of the 2016 Biennale Internationale de Vallauris contemporary ceramic award. He has been profiled by The Knowledge Network, and featured in printed publications including The National Post, Wired (UK and Italy), and ELLE (Canada). Tang’s work can be found in such collections as the Seattle Art Museum, the Ariana Muse in Geneva SW, Canada House in London (UK) and the Art Bank of Canada.

Tang dedicates his full attention to his professional art practice in Vancouver BC, where he continues to explore the interface between culture and material.

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Brendan Tang

1975 in Dublin, Ireland


MFA, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA
BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada


TBA, Sheppard Contemporary And University Gallery, Reno, NV, USA

Residue: Tracing the Lore. Malapsina Printmakers, Vancouver, Canada
Artist series in the Koerner Ceramics Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada

Fan Fiction, Gallery Jones, Vancouver

Brendan Tang, Gallery Jones, Vancouver, Canada
Gained in Translation, Rodman Hall Art Centre, St. Catharines, Canada

Brendan Tang: Manga Ormolu, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada

Through the Gilded Looking Glass, The New Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Fresh Donuts, Tilt Gallery and Project Space, Portland, USA

Brendan Tang: Cultural Reflections, The Cube, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
Through the Gilded Looking Glass, New Wagner Art Gallery, Edwardsville IL


Forward on the Ceramics Highway: The Cleaners, Portland OR
Loewe Foundation Craft Prize: COAM, Madrid, Spain
Player Two: The Reach Gallery, Abbotsford BC
Loewe Foundation Craft Prize: Chamber, New York
Loewe Foundation Craft Prize: 21 _21 Gallery, Tokyo Japan

Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA

Dig This, Gallery of British Columbia Ceramics, Vancouver
My Blue China, Foundation d’entreprise Bernardaud, Limoges, France
Play, Precarity and Survival, Ace Art Inc, Winnipeg, Canada
Seattle Art Fair, Gallery Jones, Seattle, WA

Once + Future: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Red Deer Museum, Red Deer, AB, Canada
Boarders, Northern Clay Centre, Minneapolis, USA
Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Conference Centre, Toronto
Porcelain: Breaking Tradition, Division Gallery, Toronto

Brendan Tang and Alex Mcleod: The future is already here, Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC.
Soheila K. Esfahani and Brendan Tang: Ornamental Boundaries, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener Waterloo, ON
Art Toronto, Metro Toronto Conference Centre, Toronto
De la porcelaine à l’oeuvre, Art Mûr, Montreal
The Art Bank in the 21st Century, MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, Canada
New Blue-and-White, Museum Fine Art. Boston, USA
The Art Bank in the 21st Cent, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston, Canada
Materially Speaking, Richmond Art Gallery. Richmond, BC, Canada

SEVEN (re)Thinking Ceramics, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
Here and Now, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA
Elegant Disorder Perspectives on Porcelain, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver
Where It’s At, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
Red Lodge Clay Centre, Red Lodge, MT
RBC Emerging Artists Award, Gardiner Ceramic Museum, Toronto

Barroco Nova, Museum London, London, ON, Canada
OverThrown: Clay Without Limits, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Making Fun, 67th Scripps Ceramic Annual, Claremont, CA, USA
By Sea, Land & Air, We Prosper, ART LABOR Gallery, Shanghai

Dirk Staschke & Brendan Tang, Gallery Jones, Vancouver
Sugar Bombs: Diyan Achjadi and Brendan Tang, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK
Sobey Art Award, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal
BAM Biennial 2010: Clay Throwdown, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, Canada
You are Here, Plus Gallery, Biennial of Americas, Denver, USA
Breaking Boundaries: Four Young Canadian Artists, Gardiner Museum, Toronto
SOFA New York, Option Art Gallery

Sugar Bombs: Diyan Achjadi and Brendan Tang, MAI Gallery, Montreal
Sugar Bombs: Diyan Achjadi and Brendan Tang, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops
Nothing to Declare, The Power Plant, Toronto
SOFA Chicago, Option Art Gallery
A Little Distillery In Nowgong, Thompson Rivers University Gallery, Kamloops, BC, Canada
Blue Like an Orange, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa
A Little Distillery In Nowgong, Karsh-Masson Gallery, City of Ottawa and Centre A Gallery
Post-Kiln, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver
How Soon Is Now, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
Eye Gouging: Sensational Ceramics, Arnica Gallery, Kamloops, BC
A Little Distillery in Nowgong, Centre A Gallery, Vancouver

Clay and Glass Invitational 2008, Atrium Gallery, Corning, NY, USA
Archie Bray Artists in Residence Exhibition, Kolva-Sullivan Gallery, Spokane WA
On the Cusp II, Prime Gallery, Toronto
Toronto International Art Fair, Prime Gallery, Toronto
Resident Artist Exhibition, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Post Modern Sculpture, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago
The Greatest Show on Earth, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
Clay? II. Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA

Mimesis: Brendan Tang & Susan Bozic, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo BC
en feu*. 52nd annual Salon des métiers d’art du Québec, Place Bonaventure, Montreal
Bitters and Sweets, Gallery 1988, Los Angeles
NCECA 2007 Clay National Biennial Exhibition. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, USA
Art LA 2007, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles
Merging Lanes, Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, Nanaimo

Narrative Viscosity, Faculty Show, Thompson Rivers University Art Gallery, Kamloops BC.
Interchange, Montminy Gallery, Columbia MO
Graduate Student Show. New Wagner Art Gallery, Edwardsville IL

Wagner Potters Association Members Show, James S. Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield IL.
Asian Heritage, Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver
Made on a Tuesday, Main Street Art Gallery, Edwardsville IL
Evocative Implements, Baltimore
Graduate Student Show, New Wagner Art Gallery, Edwardsville IL


Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver BC


Seattle Art Museum
Ariana Muse in Geneva SW
Canada House, London
The Art Bank of Canada