Caroline Wong

Caroline Wong‘s work is deeply connected to femme and queer culture. Her art primarily centers on the study and celebration of female desire, while also challenging traditional Asian gender roles. Wong‘s portrayals are vivid and dynamic, capturing the essence of life, joy, and desire without reservation. Her large-scale pastel drawings serve as a canvas for themes related to femininity, queerness, anxiety, and the assertion of female pleasure.

Wong graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School in 2021. She also obtained a Diploma in Contemporary Portraiture from The Art Academy in 2018. Selected solo exhibitions include Gallery Belenius, Stockholm, SE (upcoming, 2024), Galleria Alessandro Albanese, Milan, IT (2023), A Many-Splendoured Thing, Rusha & Co., Los Angeles, US (2023), Artificial Paradises, Soho Revue, London, UK (2022), and Cats and Girls, Soy Capitán, Berlin, DE (2022). Selected group exhibitions include You Were Bigger than the Sky, You Were More than Just a Short Time Gallery Belenius, Stockholm, SE (2023), In the Land of Cockaigne, Quench Gallery, Margate, UK (2022), Drawn Out, Drawing Room, London, UK (2021), Drawing Biennial 2021, Drawing Room, London, UK (2021). Awards include the Drawing Room Biennial Bursary Award (2021), The Society of Women Artists Derwent Art Prize (2018), and the Liberty Specialty Markets Art Prize (2018).

Caroline Wong, born 1986 in Malaysia, lives and works in London.

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Drawn Out • Featured Artists: Caroline Wong, Kate Lyddon, Alice Maher, Richard Mark Rawlins, Joel Wyllie • Contributors: Kate Macfarlane, Jacqui McIntosh, Mary Doyle, Huma Kabakci • Drawing Room • Ard - Chuard & Norregaard • London, 2021

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