Silent DIALOGUE by du chau
Du Chau was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1981. He pursued a medical career in Pathology and is currently a Pathology Technical Coordinator at Methodist Hospital of Dallas. After taking art classes at Brookhaven College, he took a sabbatical to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
Du Chau lives and works in Dallas, Texas. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States including Amarillo Museum of Arts, San Angelo Museum, USM Museum of Art, Wichita Falls Museum of Art, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary and the Society for Contemporary Craft. His works are in the collections of Curaumilla Art Center in Chile, CRETA Rome in Italy, Honos Art in Italy, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, the Dallas County Community College District Service Center, Mountain View College and Brookhaven College.
Du is the recipient of 2017 NCECA International residency award.
Porcelain is the foundation of my work, combined wire elements to create a quiet and contemplative charged space. My current artworks evoke earlier childhood memories in Vietnam and repetitive daily activities involving knowledge and contemplation. I commit to the same activity to visualize different parts of myself.
I am passionate about duplicating forms using mold making and slip casting technique. This process reveals my fascination with clay replication with subtle variations. Constant permutation is the core of my creative process.