MAXIMALIST IN MOTION: a solo exhibition of works by Chelsea Wong
ZINC contemporary is proud to present a 3rd solo exhibition of new works by Chelsea Ryoko Wong. MAXIMALIST IN MOTION will feature a series of gouache, watercolor and colored pencil works on paper. Full of color and kineticism—her new work manifests motion and moving forward—presented through playful arrangements of dancers and contemporary street scenes.
A natural storyteller, Wong’s figurative works celebrate life and modern culture “with a slyly humorous bent.” Her bold colors and congregations of unconventional figures capture fleeting, yet resonating moments of daily life. Her penchant for travel greatly influences her work – from Morocco to Tibet to Columbia to living without a car in San Francisco – she celebrates diversity and community, and the democratizing experience of riding the bus.
Wong currently lives and works in San Francisco. She began her studies at Parsons School of Design, and finished at California College of the Arts with a BA in Printmaking in 2010. Her work has been commissioned by the Yatunde Price Resource center started by Serena Williams, Vulcan, and the AIGA Link program, which funds an extracurricular arts program that helps at risk youth. She is the first recipient of the Hamaguchi Emerging Artists Fellowship award at Kala in Berkeley, CA. She has exhibited across the United States, Europe, and Asia.