Hong Kong artist Gloria Wong uses the subtleties of nature as her source of inspiration. Growing up the middle child in a large family, Wong learnt at a young age how to be observant, developing a close eye for detail. Moving to New York, Wong attended Parsons School of Design which further honed her keen eye and creativity.
Wong’s 2015 debut exhibition series of unique prints “Only Now” were created in response to, and in dialogue with, flowers. Wong photographed flowers, which she sourced weekly from local stalls near her home or Hong Kong’s iconic Flower Market. Capturing the fragile essence of her flowers, Wong found beauty in its primal form: in life and in decay.
Pursuing the purity of black and white imagery, Wong’s aesthetics are simple yet powerful. The organic forms of the flowers result in compositions reminiscent of Chinese ink paintings, almost a metaphorical return to her roots.
Wong’s second series of works in 2017 “Prelude” pushed the boundaries of her medium and subject further. With stronger contrasts of blacks and whites, Wong conveyed a deeper sense of the abstract, calling for a further minimalist composition with flower-less branches as her main subject, or flowers in their last stages of decay. In Wong’s works, we are reminded of the beauty in the various stages of life, and of a meditative peace that can and does exist in the bustling urban jungle.
1995 “Where is Home? Chinese in the Americas” design for The Museum of Chinese in the Americas, featured in New York Times and New York 1 t.v. news
1995/6 “Fly to Freedom:The Art of the Golden Venture Refugees” design for
The Museum of Chinese in the Americas, featured in New York Times and New York 1 t.v. news
2015 “Only Now”, solo exhibition, ParkvIew ART Hong Kong,
2016 Art Central, Hong Kong
2017 “Prelude”, solo exhibition, Parkview ART, Hong Kong
2017 Art Central, Hong Kong
2018 “Women Artists”, 1st National Biennial of Macao, Macao Museum of Art
2019 Art Central, Hong Kong