Harley Ngai Grieco gave a Brown Bag Lunch presentation on Thursday, January 28, at 12:15 pm. Her talk is entitled “Imagining the Artifact: Collaging Blue and White Chinese Pottery.”

As a style of porcelain decoration, Chinese blue and white is globally ubiquitous. How did this occur and what are the effects of its pervasive design? Through this inquiry, Harley Ngai Grieco will share her research into the dissemination of Chinese porcelain imagery and its many histories. She will then present on-going artistic projects, which combine her photo-sculptural practice with her current research at the Bard Graduate Center Library.

Harley Ngai Grieco is a Chinese-American lens-based artist, born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. She earned a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2013, receiving the Vincent J. Mielcarek, Jr. Memorial Prize and the Sara Cooper Hewitt Fund Prize. Harley has participated in residencies at Trestle Art Space and The Vermont Studio Center, in addition to completing a fellowship at The Bronx Museum. She has received scholarships and grants to attend workshops at UrbanGlass, The Ox-Bow School of Art, and The Penland School of Crafts. Currently, she is based in Brooklyn, New York.