Artist’s Talk at SLATE Contemporary Gallery on April 1st at 5pm, PDT

Holly Wong working on “Phoenix,” 132″ X 132″. Graphite on drafting film with sewing. Photo credit: Al Wong

Please join me for my artist’s talk and virtual tour of my solo exhibition “Phoenix” at SLATE Contemporary Gallery on April 1st, 2021 at 5:00pm PDT. I will be discussing my practice and the inspirations behind my work.

To register for the talk, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phoenix-opening-reception-artist-talk-tickets-145123451149

The exhibition will be up from April 1, 2021 – May 29, 2021. All of the works featured in the exhibition were created during the shelter-in-place order over the past year and, so, reflect my spiritual and visual responses to the pandemic, social injustice, and my desire for personal and social transformation. 

The display presents a wide variety of expressive modes, including a large-scale drawing-based installation titled Phoenix, to which this show is dedicated, as well as a series of more intimate works on paper, larger scale paintings on paper, and assemblages.

To view works in the exhibition, visit: https://slateart.net/exhibition/phoenix/

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Exhibit at Mobilia Gallery…

I am so happy to be participating in the group exhibition “Domestic Disturbances” with Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, MA. The piece below is titled “Eos II” and is made of painted paper that has been hand cut and mounted on acid free paper. 19″ x 24″ framed in white wood and available.

I created ‘Eos II’ with the intent to offer energy, color and light to viewers, especially in these challenging times. Eos is the Goddess of the Dawn in Greek mythology and has power over light.

To view the exhibition online, visit: https://www.mobilia-gallery.com/exhibits/domestic-disturbances/

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Artist Talk at Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts…

I am hoping you can join me on Saturday, February 6, 4-5PM CST for a virtual lecture about my new installation “Spiral Dance,” which I created for the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts @wmquiltfiberarts upcoming exhibition “Remnants” (February 4-April 25, 2021). More info and ZOOM LINK in the website link below. This event is generously supported by grants from @surface_design @kohlerfoundation. #hollywong #hollywongart #wmqfa #surfacedesign #wiarts #fiberart #publicarts53012

https://www.wiquiltmuseum.com/calendar-of-events/2021/3/5/holly-wong-artist-virtual-chat

UNC Asheville International Drawing Show…

I am so honored that “Juliet of the Spirits II” was selected to be exhibited in the University of North Carolina Asheville 12th Annual International Contemporary Drawing Exhibition. The work selected for this group exhibition is as diverse as it is fantastic. Check it out at https://aah.unca.edu/exhibitions/drawing-discourse/dd-13-test Beautifully curated by the amazing @pamelaphatsimo

“Juliet of the Spirits II” is 12″ x 16″, made in 2020. It is gouache, candle smoke and graphite on paper with hand cut drafting film. An homage to one of my favorite films by the great Frederico Fellini and his fearless exploration of truth through fantasy and imagination.

This work is available for purchase through SLATE Contemporary at https://slateart.net/contact/

#hollywongart #californiaart #sanfranciscoart #drawingdiscourse #drawing #worksonpaper #smallworks #smokepainting #julietofthespirits #slateart

“Bia II” in the de Young Museum Open…

I was so thrilled to have my assemblage titled “Bia II” accepted into the de Young Museum Open exhibition which is up through January 3, 2021. In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco hosted this juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. The de Young filled the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries with 877 artworks by 762 Bay Area artists.

At the same time, it is a bitter sweet moment since the Museum has just temporarily closed to visitors given that San Francisco is now in the purple tier in terms of COVID restrictions. I had visited the show back in mid-October and figured I would share these pictures of this wonderful day. It was so great to be in a museum again and hopefully this will be possible once again soon.

“Bia II” is made of colored pencil and graphite on woven drafting film mounted on paper and framed to 26 x 21 x 3. It is available for purchase through https://slateart.net/artists/holly-wong/

Feature in UTB Magazine..

I am so happy to be included in the August 2020 Installation art edition of Under the Bridge magazine. This is an amazing selection of ambitious work that I am so grateful be among. You can subscribe here: https://www.underthebridge.online/issues

Works featured above include “Spiral Dance” and “Mind/Forest” which were were works I created in 2020 and 2018 respectively. They involve elements of drawing, drafting film and fiber and reflect my desire to create immersive, complex environments of female energy and power.

Artists: UTB also offers a regular open call that is often themed by medium. The application process was simple and easy. Check out UTB!

Artwork featured in Dallas Observer newspaper

I feel so honored to have had this collaborative collage with Ron Janssen featured in the Dallas Observer newspaper @dallasobserver. It is currently on display at Sunset Art Studios with hundreds of other amazing works as a part of the USPS Art Project exhibition.
@uspsartproject is an awesome art initiative created by Christina Massey @cmasseyart

#Repost @uspsartproject (@get_repost)
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Thank you @dallasobserver for featuring the USPS Art Project at @sunsetartstudios as a top Art activity to do this weekend in the “Art Walks and Bike Rides for Advocacy” article by Lauren Drewes Daniels

Featuring this stunning piece by @hollywongart and Ron Janssen titles “Tiger and Mountain.”

#uspsartproject #artistsfortheusps #dallasobserver #artwalk #dallasart #artindallas #dallasgallery #hollywong #ronjanssen #mailart #savetheusps

Art for AIDS Benefit & Talk

“Calypso III”

I am so thrilled to offer “Calypso III” through the Art for AIDS art auction! “Calypso III” is 19″W x 24″H and is made of watercolor and candle smoke with a layer of sewn transparencies and fabric collaged on to paper.

To bid on this artwork, please visit the link below. 100% of the proceeds benefit UCSF Alliance Health Project’s LGBTQ-affirming HIV, mental health, substance use, sexual health and education programs.. Bidding remains open through October 17th, 10:00pm PDT.
https://alliancehealthproject.ucsf.edu/calypso-3-holly-wong

I am also very excited to participate in a virtual artist’s talk with jury members Cynthia Farner and James Bacchi on October 15th, at 6:00pm PDT. Me and fellow artists Maxine Solomon, Anna Sidanna, Adam Forfang and Mark Powers will be discussing our works in the auction as well as some general highlights about our studio practice. To attend this free event, please register at the link below:
https://alliancehealthproject.ucsf.edu/art-talks

San Francisco Open Studios

I am pleased to share that I have been recognized as a “Top Five” selection at this year’s virtual Open Studios by Matt McKinley, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of ArtSpan.  There are over 250 artists participating in an innovative format this year where artists present their work via video chat in a “virtual booth”. 

As an artist represented by SLATE Contemporary in Oakland CA, I will be presenting a variety of works on paper as well as assemblages for purchase.  Please visit me in my virtual booth on October 3, 2020 from 10:00am – 2:00pm (Teal Event).  You can register for free here: 

https://my.boothcentral.com/v/events/artspan-presents-sf-open-studios-teal-event/live

Hope to see you there!!