Hua Wang was born in Xinjiang Autonomous Region, China. She currently lives and works in China and Europe. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK, in 2012. In 2014, she moved to Jingdezhen, China, the home of porcelain. After a year of intensive training at the Sculpture Ceramics Factory’s workshop, Hua received an offer from the Royal College of Art in London to continue her study in ceramics and contemporary art. She received her Masters in Ceramics and Glass at the RCA in 2019 and is currently working in her studio in Beijing.
Hua’s experimental practice can be seen as a ceramics testing ground as well as a conceptual laboratory that investigates diverse personal, social and political themes. Part of a generation of Chinese artists who grew up during a period of rapid urbanization - “the level and importance of hierarchy and classification problems are more than what we see. My work is a surreal interpretation of the imperfect physical world,” she says. Hua uses a wide range of different media and methods of making philosophical ideas such as the unstoppable consumerism, as well as the relentless phenomenon of obsolescence. She applies all kinds of techniques on materials to echo conditions where family stories and social events are inextricably interwoven into an autobiographical structure.