Charles Bronfman’s Claridge Collection Auction: Part V: Decorative Arts

April 21, 2015

LOT 6
KAYO O’YOUNG (1950 - )
  • KAYO O’YOUNG (1950 - )

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KAYO O’YOUNG (1950 - )

UNTITLED

porcelain
height 5.5" — 14 cm., diameter 17" — 43.2 cm.
painted signature and dated 87 in black

Estimate $500-$600

Realised: $480
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:



KAYO O’YOUNG (1950 - )

"I have found over the years that as I change and mature so does my work. For many years I was afraid to be too bold. I would guess that this was my oriental background coming through. I am no longer afraid to expand and reach out. I want my work to reflect today. I can't forget from whence I came but I want to be looking forward looking as well."

-Kayo O’Young -

Kayo O’Young is recognized as one of Canada’s finest porcelain potters. In the industry, he is known as “a potter’s potter,” the highest acclaim, and he serves as both teacher and inspiration to numerous potters.

Kayo  O’Young was born in Canton, China in 1950 and immigrated to Canada in 1965.  As a teenager, Kayo was introduced to pottery at English Language classes, and his interest in clay grew from there.  He describes himself as a self-taught artist, yet his work is found in some of the most prestigious museums, galleries and collections across the world.  O’Young’s pieces are one-of-a kind, the style is detailed yet minimalist, quiet yet inviting.

O’Young has taught at various schools in Toronto and Montreal, and hosted workshops and seminars at the Ontario College of Art, Mohawk College of Applied Art and the University of Waterloo. His work has also been featured in the films The Hand and the Spirit (TV Ontario, 1992), and Playing with the Fire (CBC Arts and Entertainment, 1993). O’Young lives in Kleinburg, Ontario, with his ceramic artist wife, Diane Nasr, and children.

Selected Corporate, Private and Public Collections

Burlington Art Centre Winnipeg Art Gallery
Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Kitchener, ON
Claridge Collection, Montreal, QC
External Affairs - Ottawa, Ontario Commonwealth Conference, Ottawa, ON
The Commonwealth Conference, hosted by Canada
The Economic Conference
The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
Indusmin Collection, Vancouver, BC
Massey Foundation Collection of Canadian Crafts
Museum of Civilization, Hull, QC
Mr. & Mrs Charles Bronfman, private collection
Olympia & York
The Right Honourable Brian & Mila Mulroney
Winnipeg Art Gallery

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions


2012 Dinnerware - A Study in Design, Burlington Art Center, Burlington, ON
Black & White, Burlington Art Center, Burlington, ON
2010 Perfect and Not so Perfect, Burlington Art Center, Burlington, ON
2009 Blue, Burlington Art Center, Burlington, ON
Recent Works with Paintings by Burigude Zhang, Petroff Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008 Red, Burlington Art Center, Burlington, ON
2007 Seduced by Clay, Travelling exhibition
2006 Yellow, Burlington Art Center, Burlington, ON
2005 4 Souls, 2 Worlds, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON
  Selected Works with Diane Nasr O’Young, Harbourfront Center, Toronto, ON
2004     I Know What I Like: Selected Works, Burlington Art Centre, Burlington, ON
2003   21st Century Ceramics in the United States and Canada, Canzani Centre Gallery, Columbus, OH
The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expression from the Kamm Collection, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON
Solo Exhibition, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON
2002    FIRE+EARTH: Contemporary Canadian Ceramics; Thunder Bay Art
Gallery, Thunder Bay, ON
  Black & White, A Show of Hands Petroff Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001 Fire and Earth, Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan.
            Solo Exhibition, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON
2000 Fire and Earth, Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS
Four Clay, A Show of Hands Petroff Gallery, Toronto, ON
Selected Works, Shelley Tadman Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1999 Rococo to Revolution: Selected Works, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON
1998 Fire and Earth, Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Itabashi Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
White on White Return Exhibition, Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, ON
1997 Selected Works, The Gardiner Museum, Toronto
White on White, Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
1996 White on White, Contemporary Canadian Ceramics, Canadian Clay & Glass Museum, Waterloo, ON
Plates Group Exhibition, Ontario Crafts Council, Toronto, ON
Selected Works, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1995 Teapot Show , Avante Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
New Works, Lynda Greenberg Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Selected Works , The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
1994 Teapot Show, Avante Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1993 Retrospective “Together Alone” with Diane Nasr O’Young, Burlington Art Center, Burlington, ON
Selected Works, The Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ON
1992 Selected Works, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC
The Uncommon Gallery, Windsor Art Gallery, Windsor, ON
Contemporary Focus, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
Illuminations “In Honour of Florence Nightingale”, Wellington County Museum, Fergus, ON
Show Cases “Uncommon Objects”, The Craft Studio at Harbourfront, Toronto, ON
1991 The Bon Bon, Koffler Gallery, North York, ON
Hand & Soul - Function of the Spirit, Harbinger Gallery, Waterloo, ON
1990 Cake Plate Show, Koffler Gallery, Toronto, ON

Selected Links

kayooyoung.com
Circle Arts

Provenance:

Purchased directly from the artist

Additional Info:

Department: Decorative Arts