ALICE WONG

Born 1980, Hong Kong
Has practiced at Creative Growth since 2003

Alice’s interpretation of the natural world is an enlivened—often neon—version of animals, plants and landscapes, where the color dial is always turned to its peak saturation. Both in her drawings and ceramics, Alice often takes liberties with color, intensifying the true shade of the animal so that it translates on the psychedelic rainbow spectrum rather than portraying it in its more organic, albeit drab, reality. An introduction to vintage postcards and found photos has since led to a new course of work that recalls a Baldessari-like approach of color-blocking over appropriated imagery. Alice reconfigures family album kitsch or cliché macro shots of plants and landscapes, consuming the original with a contemporary, slick sheen of artificial color. Again using her vibrant palette as a vehicle to enhance and abstract, Alice obscures what might be considered the central focal point to recalibrate the viewer’s vision. With a reductive eye, she forces us to rely on the mundane periphery for contextual clues that both help orient the details left behind and further disorient the viewer into abstraction.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
TAN LINES, Summertime Gallery, New York

2018
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, New York
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, Paris

2017
Outsider Art Fair, New York
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris

2016
Outsider Art Fair, Paris
Art Osaka, Osaka
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris
Outsider Art Fair, New York

2015
Groupings, Park Life Gallery, San Francisco
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, curated by Katy Grannan
Outsider Art Fair, New York
Art Fair Tokyo, Tokyo
D’Dessin Paris Contemporary Drawing Fair, Paris
The Apartment, Vancouver
New Art Dealers Alliance Fair, Miami

2012
Different and Special, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea

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