Candle smoke paintings

I am excited to exhibit these four gouache and candle smoke works on paper at SFWA Gallery in San Francisco for the month of July 2020.  In this series, I first painted the surface of the paper with gouache in intricate patterns, often drawing from aquatic or botanical elements.  I then burned the paintings with the smoke rising from a candle and worked back into the paintings with collaged fabric or in some cases more, painted linear elements.  These works are about the impermanence of memory and experience.

I am offering these works through the San Francisco-based non-profit gallery SFWA, which has long been a supporter of emerging artists in the Bay Area.  They have now re-opened to the public following all COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The two on the top row are from my “Calypso” series.  These works each measure 19″ x 24″ and are framed and ready to hang. 
Each is priced at $700.

The two on the bottom row are from my “Lucid Dream” series. These works each measure 11″ x 14″ and are framed and ready to hang. 
Each is priced at $400.

My frames are constructed of either maple or white wood with UV plexi.  The paper utilized is acid free bristol board.

Contact SFWA Gallery at the link below to purchase or request additional information:

Virtual Studio Tour…

Tune in this Wednesday 4pm EST..

Really looking forward to the broadcast of my studio tour video on @elycenterofcontemporaryart
I will be demonstrating a collage project as well as larger scale installation work in progress. I will also be talking about materials and my inspiration behind my work. A very special thanks to Ely Center of Contemporary Art in New Haven, CT! 😀

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Stay tuned for this week’s Studio Tour – Wednesday, July 1, at 4 pm, San Francisco artist Holly Wong @hollywongart will be kicking off our July Studio Tours with her latest projects!

On exhibit at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn…


“Calypso” is on exhibit in the group show “Forever is Composed of Nows” @airgallery curated by @assemblyroomnyc  The exhibit is up through March 15th so please do drop in if you are in the Brooklyn area. 😀

More info from the A.I.R. Gallery website:

“Tactile Surfaces” at SFWA Gallery..

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I am very pleased to have several large fiber installations included in the group exhibition “Tactile Surfaces” at @sfwa_artistsgallery in San Francisco. The opening is this Saturday, February 8th from 2pm-4pm. Would love to see you there!! 🌷🌷

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Cover of the Winter 2020 Pleiades journal

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So thrilled to have my artwork on the cover of the Winter 2020 Pleiades literature journal!  This work is from my “Muses” series and is constructed of polyester tulle and thread.

The Winter 2020 Issue of Pleiades has arrived! This issue is jam-packed with fantastic new literature, featuring work by: Aleyna Rentz, winner of the R.M. Kinder Award for Realistic Fiction, Dorothy Chang, Iris Jamahl Dunkle, Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, Parul Kapur Hinzen, Ruth Joffre, Simone Muench & Jackie K. White, Sequoia Nagamatsu, Marilyn Nelson, Tracy O’Neill, Shivani Radhakrishnan, Cintia Santana, Matthew Siegel, Sam Taylor, Alexander Weinstein, and more. Special Folio guest-edited by Rosebud Ben-Oni: Poetry of Elements, Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Period Table, featuring work by: Karen Leona Anderson, Christian Gullette, Faisal Mohyuddin, Danielle Pafunda, Aimee Nezhukumatathil-official, Leslie Contreras Schwartz. Cover art is by Holly Wong.

**All Pleiades books, including Pleiades magazine are 20% off for a limited time! Use the promotion code BOOKS2020 at checkout.

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New work at Mirus Gallery…

Artemis-Holly WongSo excited to have my work included in “Locals Only SF” at @mirusgallery in San Francisco. The opening is this Friday, January 17th at 7:00pm. Would love to see you there! Featured here is a work from my “Artemis” series. Gouache with candle smoke on paper. 9″ x 12.5″. 🌷🌷

“Artemis” at ARC Gallery…


I am very excited to share that “Artemis 2” will be exhibited as a part of the “SNAP” group exhibition on January 17, 2020 at @arcgallerysf in San Francisco. This work is constructed of gouache, candle smoke and collaged fabric on paper. 9″ x 12.5″

#hollywongart #sanfranciscoartist #californiaart #sfmade #arcgallerysf #gouache #artemis #goddessrising #worksonpaper #smallworks #snap


“Show Me Your Neon”

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I am so happy to be included in the group exhibition “Show Me Your Neon,” celebrating feminism at Gallery 1202 in Gilroy, California. If you are in the area, I have two fiber assemblages in the show and it opens on November 19th. Kudos to Emily McEwan-Upright for launching this new art space for the community with such energy and vision!
#showmeyourneon #gallery1202 #feministart #hollywongart #womenhelpingwomen #fiberart #assemblageart
— at Gallery 1202.