Brendan Tang’s ceramic sculptures unite Asian and Western culture idioms and references. In his on-going Manga Ormolu series, Tang appropriates traditional palettes, landscapes and floral patterns of Chinese Ming dynasty ceramics, adding what he calls “techno-pop” robotic elements inspired by a multitude of popular culture influences, including Japanese animation, graphic novels, toys, science fiction, and video games.
Brendan Tang has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal in QB, and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, as well being a recipient of the 2016 Biennale Internationale de Vallauris contemporary ceramic award. He has been profiled by The Knowledge Network and featured in printed publications including The National Post, Wired (UK and Italy), and ELLE (Canada). Tang's work can be found in such collections as the Seattle Art Museum, the Ariana Muse in Geneva SW, Canada House in London (UK) and the Art Bank of Canada.