Alison Wong by forrests

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									ALISON WONG Bio: Alison Wong was born and raised in Illinois. She received her BFA from The Maryland Institute, College of Art and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Wong has exhibited in Chicago, Michigan, Baltimore, and France. Since completing her Masters Degree, Wong has curated a number of exhibitions in the Metro Detroit Area and is currently the Exhibitions and Education Coordinator at The Art Center in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Statement: Romance, relationships, platonic love, familial love, adolescent love, and especially romantic love are the central concepts in my work. The imagery is generated from multiple sources, from popular culture to personal associations. My work uses the chosen imagery to convey love. One methoduses the objects to create a narrative, however nonlinear, in which each element interacts with the next. The objects are composed to recreate an idealized memory. Another approach uses the imagery to create a symbol or icon in which a singular moment is depicted, and nothing is interchangeable. Set against minimal fields of seductive colours, drawing attention to the image’s status as a symbol, one which is both contradictory and iconic. Within each piece, the work finds balance or rather flickers between two independent ideas. The images have both masculine and feminine connotations. Cars, trucks, guns, and all the boys’ toys are paired with the furry animals, sweets, and flowers. Opposing ideas are dealt with aesthetically, in the handling of medium as well as setting hardedged objects upon soft atmospheric grounds, or representing objects with a feathery touch. Both imagery and content are light hearted and sugary sweet but are executed in a slow, painstakingly serious manner. An attempt at subverting the harsh realities of adult love, the works speak of innocence and fantasy. Each piece is a romantic love story. It’s the kind of love that sweeps you off your feet. It’s the one where lovers float on dreamlike seas of beautiful colours with stars in their eyes while blowing heart shaped kisses. EDUCATION 2004-2006 Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI M.F.A. / Painting 2000-2004 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD B.F.A. / Painting Major, Liberal Arts Minor PROFFESIONAL EXPERIENCE 2006-Present Anton Art Center Mount Clemens, MI Exhibition / Events / Education Coordinator 2006 Cranbrook Art Museum Bloomfield Hills, MI Serious Moonlight Art Auction Coordinator 2004-2006 Cranbrook Art Museum Bloomfield Hills, MI Preparator’s Assistant 2004-2006 Network Gallery (CAA Alumni Gallery) Bloomfield Hills, MI Gallery Assistant 2002-2004 Zolla Lieberman Gallery Chicago, IL Gallery Intern / Seasonal Assistant 2000-2002 Contemporary Museum of Art Baltimore, MD Student Volunteer

AWARDS 2004-2006 Cranbrook Academy of Art Scholarship 2003-2004 Competitive Merit Scholarship 2003 Winifred M.Gordon Foundation Grant 2001-2004 Language and Literature Scholarship 2000-2004 Academic Honors Scholarship 2000-2004 Presidential Scholarship 2000-2004 Maryland Institute College of Art Scholarship EXHIBITIONS 2007 Pin Up Museum of New Art Pontiac, MI 2007 Art Execution The Art Center Mount Clemens, MI 2007 Actual Size Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit Detroit, MI 2007 Moving Walls Museum of New Art Pontiac, MI 2006 n-tûrprt Northville Art House Northville, MI 2006 Just a Squirrel Tryin’ to Get a Nut Forum Gallery Bloomfield Hills, MI 2006 Cheap Trick Forum Gallery Bloomfield Hills, MI 2006 A Real Allegory Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit Detroit, MI 2005 Actual Size Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit Detroit, MI 2005 Tiny Billboards Forum Gallery Bloomfield Hills, MI 2004 Summer Love Zolla Lieberman Gallery Chicago, IL 2004 Valentines Exhibition OXOXO Gallery Baltimore, MD 2003 Holiday Invitational OXOXO Gallery Baltimore, MD 2003 International Exhibition Center for Art and Culture Aix-En-Provence, France 2003 Mobility Exhibition Meyerhoff Gallery Baltimore, MD 2003 Painting Exhibition Woodward Gallery Baltimore, MD COLLECTIONS John Charnota Barry Nemett Marianne Rieppel Jim Vlasic


								
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