About Amy Wong

Amy Wong (b.1981 Toronto) is a painter of Cantonese descent, who has lived and worked in Canada, the US, the Netherlands, Spain, and China. Wong is a graduate of Concordia University in Montréal Québec, and the prestigious post graduate residency De Ateliers in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Amy Wong’s paintings, drawings and sound work are a collection of diverse cultural references, oscillating between different systems of representation to evoke non-linear narratives. Tongue in cheek yet absolutely sincere, Wong works with what she considers a bad idea or a cliché in order to redefine them on her own terms.

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She can make the East, the West, the best and the rest, come together with a smile and a tongue in the check. (sic) I hereby recommend Amy Wong to You.

-Marlene Dumas

Solo exhibitions include Naive Melody (this must be the place) at INDEXG, Toronto, Everything is Everything at aceartinc. Winnipeg, and Work on Wonder at the CEAC, Xiamen. Group exhibitions include The Queens Prize for Painting at the Gemeentemuseum the Hague, World Open Art Festival at the Seoul Museum of Art, and Rodney Graham Band with the YPF in collaboration with Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal.

The work of Amy Wong is internationally appreciated and has been presented in many printed publications such as, among many others, Tussle Magazine Toronto, CEAC/ Mondriaan Foundation Publication Amsterdam,The New Times Palm Beach FL and Breach Magazine Vancouver.

Movie coming out in January ’16

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