Linda Sormin: In & out of order

15 October - 12 November 2022

We are thrilled to present In & out of order, the inaugural solo exhibition by New-York based artist Linda Sormin at United Contemporary. The interplay of forms in states of transition, unscripted and uncontained, are central to the artist's ongoing ceramic practice and results in explosive, fragmented contours that embody the physicality of the process. Fusing together disparate objects and textures, Sormin's work achieves a tension and flow, creating a perpetual momentum beyond our control.


Born in Thailand, raised and educated in Canada and the U.S., Sormin’s work is a process in uncovering her ancestry, a family history truncated, blocked by colonialism. Sormin’s sculptures forge non-linear narratives that pay homage to her ancestors, while providing a voice for her own story of displacement.


"I work in clay to ground myself, to connect to the stories of places we inhabit."


Linda Sormin lives and works in New York City, and is Associate Professor of Studio Art at New York University. She has taught ceramics at Emily Carr University, Rhode Island School of Design, Sheridan College and Alfred University.

Sormin’s work has been extensively shown nationally and internationally, with current exhibitions at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, and Peach Corner Gallery in Copenhagen, and recently at Patricia Sweetow Gallery in Los Angeles, and Messums in Wiltshire, UK. Notable collections include the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK, CLAY Museum of Ceramic Art, Denmark, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, NY, the RBC Collection, TD Bank, Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC, and Gardiner Museum, Toronto.