CHELSEA RYOKO WONG

San Francisco, CA
Past Exhibitions           Biography          CV          Statement          Recent Press

Chelsea Wong is a painter, printmaker, and ceramicist based in San Francisco. Her work captures world culture and contemporary life—exploring everything from travel to tai chi, the meaning of life, and lusting after a pair of good shoes. Figures intersect and mingle, creating a complex and lively narrative. Her work has been praised as vibrant, enigmatic and full of curiosity, all with a slyly humorous bent.

PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, IT TAKES ALL TYPES. I LOVE YOUR ENERGY AND WHO YOU ARE

42 X 29″ framed gouache, watercolor and colored pencil on paper
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THE TEXTS THAT FELL FROM THE SKY

22.25 X 17.75″ gouache, watercolor and colored pencil on paper
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WHIPPED CREAM, BALLET

30 X 22″ gouache, watercolor and colored pencil on paper
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“The interplay between bright colors, busy environments, and ironic humor, reflect my daily life living in a city. My paintings present a tiny slice of humanity, finding solitude within chaos; presenting curiosity and questions when looking for answers.”

— Chelsea Wong

KISS, ME YOU FOOL

30 X 22″ gouache, watercolor and colored pencil on paper
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A TWOMBLY FEELING

12 X 9″ gouache, watercolor and colored pencil on paper
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“As an Asian-American woman who grew up with three older sisters of mixed Black, Japanese, Chinese, European, and Native American decent, it is important to me to represent my identity and the larger community I am a part of, whether it is sisterhood, the Mission District where I live, or whom I feel to be the underrepresented.” 

– Chelsea Wong

PRAYING OUTSIDE THE JOKHANG TEMPLE

12 X 9″ gouache, watercolor and colored pencil on paper
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Whether it’s listening to the news, traveling or observing scenes on a busy San Francisco corner, I am drawn to other peoples stories. Using gleaned information and my imagination, I use text in my work as a way to define my subjects. I paint freely and without a plan, often finding inspiration on a whim.

— Chelsea Wong

ON THE WAY TO THE MET, AFTER THE MET

30 X 22″ gouache, watercolor and colored pencil on paper
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PRESS

Visual Art Source Chelsea Wong ZINC contemporary artist