Chelsea Ryoko Wong

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Born 1986 in Seattle, WA
BFA Printmaking, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, 2010
Integrated Design Curriculum, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 2004
Lives and works in San Francisco, CA

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2022
Gravitational Pull, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Manta [with Lilah Rose], New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA

2021
Poetry Afterall, Pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA
The Sun’s Energy, Hashimoto Contemporary, New York, NY

2020
Channeling, New Image Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Pleasure of Joy, Legion SF, San Francisco, CA

2019
Maximalist in Motion, Zinc Contemporary, Seattle, WA
Modern Gal, Legion SF, San Francisco, CA

2018
Inspired, Legion SF, San Francisco, CA

2017
Sign of the Times [with Melissa Sims], Zinc Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2016
The Fish Jumped Laughing into a Net, Zinc Contemporary, Seattle, WA
Verse Verse Chorus [with Tim Cohen], Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
For the Roses, Long Weekend, Oakland, CA

2015
Hello at Last [with Mia Christopher], Legion SF, San Francisco, CA
Am I in a Trance, Stranger?, Zinc Art + Interiors, Edmonds, WA

2012
Everything Is Not Mundane, Kearny Street Workshop, San Francisco, CA

2011
Office Space, Mauve?, Berkeley, CA

2010
Scenes Throughout History, Irwin Student Center at California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA

 

Group exhibitions

2024
In Feast or Famine, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA [forthcoming]

2023
Kids Without the Internet, Massey Klein Gallery, New York, NY [forthcoming]
BAN9, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
High Voltage 4, Nassima Landau, Tel Aviv, Israel
Old Friends/New Friends, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
A Growing Season, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA
Femmenology, Jessica Silverman, San Francisco, CA

2022
Landscape, Taymour Grahne, London, UK
Wonder Women, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Rise, Bolinas Museum, CA
Jessica Silverman Presents, TOA Presents, Minneapolis, MN
Wonder Women, Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY

2021
WOMEN 我們: From Her to Here, Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Now Now, Breach Gallery, Miami, FL
Calfiornisme, Bim Bam Gallery, Paris, France
Something to Look Forward to, Legion Projects, Healdsburg, CA

2020
Community, Glass Rice, San Francisco, CA
Multiples, Hashimoto Contemporary, New York, NY
Somebody, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA

2019
Picnic, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Dialogues, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA
HIT Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018
Fresh Waves, Swim Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017
Free Trade, Chinese Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Bicycle, Back to the Picture, San Francisco, CA
Social Energies, Legion, San Francisco, CA
Unusual Business, Gravel and Gold, San Francisco, CA

2016
Within, MOR Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Intersections, Space 236, San Francisco, CA
Welcome to the Left Coast, The Luggage Store, San Francisco, CA
Not a Lemon, Scott Ellsworth Gallery, San Francisco, CA
SF Survivors, RVCA Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015
CUT, Dreamers and Make Believers Salon, San Francisco, CA
#Strikeawayshow, Paxton Gate Curiosities, San Francisco, CA
Unseen, Unknown, Hound and Quail Gallery, Honolulu, HI

2014
Smile, NWVSF Gallery, San Francisco, CA
#Summer, Rare Device Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Something Completely Different, City Limits Gallery, Oakland, CA
Psychedelic Research, The Box Jelly, Honolulu, HI
Deciphering the Print, California College of Arts, Oakland, CA

2013
Sweetest Hangover, Moksha, Seattle, WA

2012
Mission Graffica Annual Exhibition, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
Stretch & Expose, SFAC, City Hall, San Francisco, CA
The Thin Line: Art & Design &. Everything in Between, 687 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI
The LINK Gallery Show, Design Commission Gallery, Seattle, WA
Out to Lunch, Wire + Nail Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011
In Brief: A Private Study, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA
The Family Show, GOOD PRESS Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
MUSEUMS PRESS Anthology Show, Islington Mill, Salford, UK
Starline Social Club Benefit, Oakland, CA
Impressions, Studio Quercus, Oakland, CA

2010
Awakening the Worlds of Objects and Nature, Ruth’s Table, San Francisco, CA
We Haven’t Felt This Way in Years II, Gallery Heist, San Francisco, CA
Stomach Pump, Islington Mill, Salford, UK
Tree Show VI, Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA
Between Us, Internos Wine Cafe, San Francisco, CA
Baccalaureate Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Littlest Things, Giant Robot, New York, NY
The Survival Annex, Curiosity Shop, San Francisco, CA
PAL Poor Artist League, Big Umbrella Studios, San Francisco, CA
Paper+Cloth Dream, Oliver Art Center at California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA and Osaka University of Art, Osaka, Japan

2009
Printed Matter 6, Giant Robot, Los Angeles, CA
Printed Matter 5, Giant Robot, New York, NY
PAL Poor Artist League, Big Umbrella Studios, San Francisco, CA
Art Read, Oliver Art Center at California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
CCA Library Book Art Competition, Meyer Library at California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA
Tree Show V, Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA

2008
Printed Matter 4, Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA

 

Lectures

2021
Artist Talk, Art Center, Pasadena, CA

2020
Artist Talk, People I’ve Loved x Juxaptoz Magazine x Chandran Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Add Oil, Chinatown, Chinese Cultural Center x 100 Days Action, San Francisco, CA
Panel Discussion, Representasion, Facebook’s Analog Research Lab, San Francisco, CA
Artist Talk, Poster Power Happy Hour, Facebook’s Analog Research Lab, San Francisco, CA
Artist Talk, Berkeley City Community College, Berkeley, CA
Artist Talk, University of San Francisco, CA

2018
Talk, A Journey Back Home, Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives, Brampton, ON

2017
Talk, Art Against the Grain with Rupy Tut, Impact Hub, Birmingham, UK
Workshop and Artist Talk, Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives, Brampton, ON
Demo and Talk, Saints and Kings: Arts, Culture, and Legacy of the Sikhs, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2016
Demo and Talk, Language of Colors: A Discussion of Guru Nanak’s Janamsakhi Life Stories, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

 

Selected Commissions

2021
Mural, Asana, San Francisco, CA
Mural, Jane Bakery, San Francisco, CA
Mural, La Cocina Municipal Marketplace, San Francisco, CA

2019
Mural, Mission High School, San Francisco, CA

2018
Mural, AIGA Link Art Program, Seattle, WA
Batik Apartments for Vulcan, Seattle, WA
Mural, Yetunde Price Resource Center for OATH, Compton, CA

2017
Album artwork for Josh Kun’s “Hit Parade” LP, commissioned by Public Knowledge, SFMOMA

 

Residencies

2019
Facebook AIR Program, San Francisco, CA

2010
Hamaguchi Emerging Artist Residency, Kala Printmaking Studio, Berkeley, CA

 

Selected Press

2022
Wilson, Emily. “San Francisco Museums Acquire Works by 30 Bay Area Artists.” Hyperallergic. July 20, 2022
Hotchkiss, Sarah. “de Young Museum Acquires 42 New Works by Bay Area Artists.” KQED. July 11, 2022
Binlot, Ann. “Tired of being ‘fetishized and invisible,’ Asian artists are changing the narrative.” CNN Style. May 23, 2022
Piejko, Jennifer. “Audiences Can’t Get Enough of California Artist Chelsea Ryoko Wong’s Paintings of Simple, Everyday Joys.” artnet. May 9, 2022.

2020
Whiting, Sam. “Son’s embrace of health care workers inspires mom’s poster honoring them.” San Francisco Chronicle Datebook. August 7, 2020.
Gonzalez, Matt. “Painter of Optimism.” Juxtapoz Magazine. June 22, 2020.
Smith, Tasmin. “The Pleaure of Joy.” Juxtapoz Magazine. June 22, 2020.

2019
Kanagas, Matthew. “Chelsea Wong.” Visual Arts Source. April 6, 2019.

 

Selected Collections

Bolinas Museum, CA
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA