Koenig & Clinton is thrilled for Anna Sew Hoy, who has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Ceramics Area in UCLA’s Department of Art. “It is wonderful news that Anna Sew Hoy will be joining our faculty,” said Department of Art Professor Russell Ferguson. “She is one of the most acclaimed and influential artists of her generation in Los Angeles. Our students have so much to learn from her.”
Prior to joining the Department of Art faculty, Sew Hoy has held teaching positions at California State University, Long Beach; University of California, Irvine, University of Southern California, Otis College of Art and Design, CalArts, and UCLA. She served as master teacher and national reviewer for Young Arts from 2013–2017, and has been a visiting artist and guest lecturer at institutions around the world. She earned her B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York and her M.F.A. from Bard College.
At UCLA, Sew Hoy will teach ceramics to undergraduate and graduate students and pursue her research interests which include pushing the material possibilities of ceramics and other media to create objects, installations, and public sculptures that record a transforming body as it reacts to our built environment, as well as envisioning and demarcating utopic space.
“I am thrilled to join UCLA’s Department of Art,” said Sew Hoy. “Los Angeles has long been a center for contemporary art made in clay, and I look forward to working with the ambitious students and esteemed faculty at UCLA to engage this important history in order to create new contexts for and expressions of art.”