Visiting Artist Program

Lily Wong

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Lily Wong

Lily Wong (b. 1989 Seattle, USA) is a figurative painter whose work taps into the vulnerabilities and complexities of yearning. Personal and poetic, the protagonists in her work are made of experiences that extend beyond the physical. They are composed of sensations, moods, inarticulable interiorities, moving through dreamlike space and disoriented time. Her deliberately warped spaces invite audiences to engage in previously unknown, yet familiar, territories. Color is its own character, a pulse in the circulatory system of the painting which is often a map of something beyond the depictive. Wong’s paintings probe at the way that literal and metaphorical fracturings influence the body’s relationship to memory, intimacy and desire. 

Wong received a BFA in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, RI in 2011 and completed an MFA at Hunter College, NY in 2020. 

Her work has been exhibited at Lyles & King, New York, NY; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA; The Minotaur's Daydream, curated by Anthony Cudahy, Semiose, Paris, FR; Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY; Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas, TX; Galerie LJ, Paris, FR; Kapp Kapp, New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA; Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY; and Half Gallery, New York, NY; among others. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.