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Takming Chuang is interested in preservation. Initially influenced by the ephemerality of the human form, earlier work addressed the ideals of gym culture and its impact on the aging body. Recent sculptures are made of unfired clay contained within a plastic skin. They model the nature of impermanence in broader terms to consider underlying systems of value associated with conservation initiatives.

Born in New York City, Chuang currently lives in San Francisco. He received his MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Economics from the State University of New York, Binghamton. At present, Chuang is an Affilate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts, Visiting Lecturer at UC Berkeley in Collaborative Innovation, and serves on committees at Right Window Gallery and Southern Exposure. His work is in the public collection of the Berkeley Art Museum.