Katarina Wong is a visual artist based in NYC. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including the El Museo Del Barrio, The Bronx Museum, The Fowler Museum in LA, the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden and Fundacion Canal in Madrid, Spain.
She has received several grants including the “Cintas Fellowship for Cuban and Cuban-American Artists” and a Pollock-Krasner grant, as well as residencies at Skowhegan; Ucross Foundation; Ragdale Foundation, the Kunstlerhaus in Salzberg, Austria; and the Open Art Residency in Eretria, Greece. Her work is represented in numerous private collections including the Scottsdale Museum of Art and the Frost Art Museum in Miami, FL.
Katarina earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, focusing on Buddhist Studies. Her B.A is in Classics of Western literature from St. John's College, Annapolis, MD.
This body of work layers shapes, lines and space to create ambiguous spaces - sometimes tunneling or cascading, and often exploding. Sometimes a cloudlike smoke form is set against wallpaper patterns that call to mind childhood playrooms. I am interested in the relationship between nostagia for the creative energy of childhood and the harsh realities posed by adulthood.
Lives and works in New York, NY