Kennie Kaining Huang (born 1996, Taipei) received her BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles in 2019. She has worked as a teaching artist at Venice Arts. She works across sculpture, fiber, ceramics, and painting. Her practice explores knotted and woven forms through the fixation of color, line, shape, value, texture, and scale. She is a visual art professional and educator with 3 years experience in fabricating, installing, and maintaining exhibition needs. Experience in teaching K-8 Visual Art in both Chinese and English, working with children and family. Specialized in connecting art to the whole person and art-integrated curriculum planning, and resourceful in wide ranges of artistic mediums


Specializations
fine arts, manage groups, exhibitions, workshops, and art-integrated lessons


ARTIST STATEMENT

In a group of artworks entitled Not-Weaves and Not-Knots I explore difference and repetition as well as obsession and fixation. Working in sculpture, fiber, ceramics, and painting, the central motif of my work is a group of isolated forms which appear as details of knots, woven thread, twisted noodles or even as glyphs. In these forms, a single line creates the structure and produces integrity and solidity. It is opened up and schematic, a diagram of movement and process. I apply painterly methods across the surfaces of these forms to establish a cohesive aesthetic.

My obsession with the forms found in textile weaving, the knot theory: the study of mathematical knots and The Ashley Book of Knots is the basis of my drawings. I am attracted to the infinite possibilities of knotted and woven forms. I try to explore this fixation through color, line, shape, value, texture, and scale. The questions I ask myself are: What is the best way to understand these forms? How do materials evoke emotional responses?