Katarina Wong

NEW YORK, NY

Katarina Wong
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

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.

KATARINA WONG

Lives and works in New York, NY

EDUCATION
  • 1999Harvard Divinity School, MA
  • 1993University of MD at College Park, MFA
  • 1988St Johns College, BA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013Joseph Campbell:The Artist’s Way, Carl Cherry Center, Carmel, CA
  • 2013Dialoguing with Sacred Text, St. Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
  • 2012Future Migration: The Fool’s Journey, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011Headcase, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
  • 2011The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
  • 2010The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Fundacion Canal, Madrid, Spain
  • 2009The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Yerba Buena Art Center, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009The O! Show, Kenise Barnes Fine Arts Gallery, Larchmont, NY
  • 2008I am That, Kenise Barnes Fine Arts Gallery, Larchmont, NY
  • 2007The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
  • 2007Fifth Bienal: The (S) Files/The Selected Files, El Museo Del Barrio, New York, NY
  • 2006The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, The Fowler Museum at UCLA, Carson, CA
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