Born in Hong Kong, Siu Wong-Camac is a New York artist who works predominately with mixed media, paint and collage.
She is the recipient of the 2016 Marilyn Laurie Grant, is a member of the Arts Students League, where she continues to study, and has participated in group shows in NY.
Ms. Wong-Camac holds a BA in Art History from Hunter College in New York, and has studied studio art at the Arts Students League of NY, the School of Visual Arts, and Parsons School of Design. In her professional life, she was a former award-winning Art Director/Graphic Designer.
Siu Wong-Camac’s work is visceral and dreamlike with no beginning or end: a portrait of mental spaces and states. It’s the sediments of an experience that is explored: the fragmented feelings and memories that remain, all coming to the forefront in a semi-abstract, semi-realistic visual exploration. Everything is connected, how we communicate, how we experience, our relationship with nature and each other, the abstract and the concreteness of living beings – always shifting, as aspects cohere and fragment, reflecting a greater world beyond our conscious minds that is both ambiguous and mysterious.
Everyday disposable ephemera and materials are chosen and is used to give it a new permanence: pieced together, fragmented, layered, drawn and painted over. Combining collage and mixed media elements with paint helps achieve a desired affect that happens intuitively and organically. The fragmented imagery, layers of paint, the interplay between color, texture and form – all create a poetic symmetry of emotion.