“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

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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!!

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:

https://sfwagallery.square.site/page

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! 😀

#Repost@elycenterofcontemporaryart (@get_repost)
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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…

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“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:  https://www.airgallery.org/exhibitions/forever-is-composed-of-nows

“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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