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 from Hunter College in New York, and has studied at Parsons School of Design, the School of Visual Arts, and the Arts Students League. 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.