I am so grateful to be included in the Fall 2021 Issue III of All She Makes arts and culture magazine. This is a wonderful publication to support and it has given important exposure to many female identified artists. Check out https://www.allshemakes.org/ to learn more! I have included the article here if you would like to check it out!
Curious about my studio practice? 😀 Join me at Artspan’s upcoming Art Salon on Thursday, November 11 from 6:30pm-8:00pm online via Zoom to learn more about new available work and upcoming exhibitions! PLUS, hear from several other artists exhibiting with me at ArtSpan’s SFOS Showcase Exhibition currently on-view at the South of Market Cultural Center in San Francisco.
RSVP via the Salon 3 link here: https://bit.ly/SFOSsalon3
The SFOS Showcase Exhibition presents the work of over 200 artists responsible for our region’s unique artistic landscape that attracts admirers from all over the world. Visit the show in-person:
📍 SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, SF
Thursday-Friday 3–5PM & 5:30–7:30PM
Saturday-Sunday 12–2PM & 2:30–5PM
I’m very honored to be named as a “Top 5” selection by Justin Hoover, Executive Director of the Chinese Historical Society of America, for my work “Icarus 4” at the #ArtSpanSF 2021 AMPLIFY show this year! This exhibition is the culmination of a wonderful month of the annual San Francisco Open Studios. Thank you, @ArtSpan, for the opportunity!
Please check out the full exhibition at the SFOS Showcase Exhibition during the Opening Weekend this Friday 3:00pm–5:00pm & 5:30pm–7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 12:00pm–2:00pm & 2:30pm–5:00pm. Visit https://www.artspan.org/sfos/sfos-exhibition for additional information and visiting hours.
I am thrilled to share that my work was reviewed in DART International Magazine by D. Dominick Lombardi as part of the group online exhibition “BOUNTY” through Rhombus Space. “BOUNTY” will be available to view on the Rhombus site through November 30, 2021. Below are a few excerpts and links from the review along with a screenshot of my work included in the exhibition. The show featured 8 wonderful artists and I feel so honored to have been a part of this wonderful project curated by Katerina Lanfranco. Special thanks to fellow artist Etty Yaniv for inviting me to participate!
Excerpt from the article: “Holly Wong’s beautiful mixed media works immediately brought to mind Frank Stella’s prints from the early 1990’s that were inspired by the cigar smoke rings he blew, captured, computerized, then turned into 3D renderings. In both instances, with Wong and Stella’s compositions, there is this seemingly endless level of movement and gesture that is clearly amplified by attention-grabbing color and graceful line.”
You can read the full article here.
To view the online BOUNTY exhibition, you can visit the Rhombus Space exhibition site here
I am excited to invite you to my virtual Open Studio on Wednesday, September 29th between 4:00pm – 8:00pm PDT!! As a part of the San Francisco Bay Area-wide ArtSpan event, I will be sharing my latest work and techniques with visitors through a free online platform called Booth Central. It works similar to a Zoom call but allows for greater functionality and interaction with artists.
Included below are pictures of some of my latest work that I will be discussing. I look forward to questions, lively discussion and a wonderful evening! In addition, I will be highlighting available works through my gallery SLATE Contemporary in Oakland, CA.
I am so excited to be participating in the Summer 2021 online group exhibition “Variance” through I Like Your Work Podcast. My featured work is “Icarus 1” which I have included below.
There are many wonderful artists in this show and you can view online at:
Finding something new is one of the best feelings as an artist.
The challenge was to pick only a few works from a fantastic group of submissions. But, of course, we go into these processes with our baggage and biases as individuals. I just completed my MFA journey, and I focused on a set of ideas for quite a while. From the first set of submissions, I knew my expectations were a false ceiling in judging this work. The work was so good! So I reset myself and opened my mind to what I was seeing. It was like taking off sunglasses and finally seeing the brilliance of the sky.
The artists were in their own conversations with form and color, gesture and material, pattern and scale. Art is a way that individuals filter their experiences, and within this work, I feel their voices manifested as visual documentation of feelings. There were moments of solace and moments of anxiety. There were the structures of life revealed both organic and linear. The color was used both as an overwhelming force and as subtlety.
The breadth of the artists’ work is the story of this exhibition—embracing the perspectives of all these other people who are experiencing this very same world in widely different ways. New ways of seeing the world are a gift that expands your understanding.
I appreciate the opportunity to review this work for Erika and the I Like Your Work community. It was challenging but super fun. I wish all my artists out there nothing but long, prosperous studio days.
This is “Icarus 3,” part of my new series of works on paper on exhibit at Dana L. Wiley GALLERY in the “Movement+Space” group exhibition. Graphite, gouache, candle smoke and cut drafting film on paper. 19″x24″ on acid free bristol, framed in maple wood.
This image feels intensely layered and steeped in memory for me. It is if I am painting my mind as a secret/overflowing garden. The myth of “Icarus” is about an intense yearning to reach light so much so that it leads to self-destruction. I often walk that line.
To view prices and available works, visit: https://danalwileygallery.com/collections/movement-space?page=4
I am so excited to share installation photographs from my solo show “Phoenix” on exhibit now at SLATE Contemporary Gallery in Oakland, CA. This is my first solo show in the San Francisco Bay area and will be up until May 29, 2021.
SLATE Contemporary Gallery is open for visitors Saturdays from 12pm-5pm. They also welcome private appointments throughout the week to view the exhibition. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
View available works at: https://slateart.net/exhibition/phoenix/
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/