May 3, 2024

Designer of the Day: Han Chiao


About the Show

Han Chiao’s ceramics are replete with contradictions—classical forms reimagined in surreal proportions, sophisticated lines tempered with unpolished textures and sharp protrusions. Each one is invested with a dose of drama and emotional depth, so it’s no surprise to learn the Taiwanese-born sculptor originally studied as a fashion photographer in Paris, where she now lives and works. For her newly opened show at Manhattan’s Guild Gallery, where she’s presenting some of her largest pieces to date, she honors coarse, earthly surfaces reflective of the lovable mess of life: unsymmetrical, complex, and unfailingly romantic.