JOY WONG b.1991. Toronto.


EDUCATION

2016-

                MFA Visual Arts, Western University, London

2009 - 2014

                BFA Honours Magna Cum Laude, Double Major in Visual Arts (Studio) and Creative Writing    York University, Toronto 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014

DULCE&DETRITUS— Gales Gallery, York University

2013

THE THRESHOLD — Special Projects Gallery, York University


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

TEAM UP (With the Toronto Printmaking Coalition) — Graven Feather, Toronto

AFTERIMAGE — Peter Shoebridge Art Studio, Toronto

2015

 DEAD MACHINES (With the Toronto Printmaking Coalition) — Red Head Gallery, Toronto

◆◆◆ EURO SPA◆◆◆ — 325  Weston Rd, Toronto

SPACE CASE— D-Beatstro, Toronto

2014

EVERYTHING & NOTHING — Creatures Creating, Toronto

+ & x EDITION AND MULTIPLICATION- Annual Printmaking Exhibition—

Gales Gallery, York University

FIRST PROOF- (With the Toronto Printmaking Coalition) — Oz Studios, Toronto

2013

PARALLAX - York University Senior Painting Exhibition — #Hashtag Gallery, Toronto  

{VS. SEPARATE}- Annual Juried Art Show by Visual Arts Student Association — Graven Feather, Toronto

KUNST-O-RAMA- Visual Art Open House— Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York    University

TRANSFERENCE- Annual Print Media Exhibition— Gales Gallery, York University

PAINTING AREA SHOW— Gales Gallery, York University

2012

SENIOR PAINTING EXHIBITION — Special Projects Gallery, York University

GROW A PAIR (Two-Person Exhibition) — Gales Gallery, York University

KITE-SPECIFIC— The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto

PYSCHOPOMP - Visual Art Open House — Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, York University

2011

SAUDADE: THE WHITE STRING OF MEMORY —
Special Projects Gallery, York University]

 

 


AWARDS & RECOGNITION

2017

Canadian Graduate Scholarships- Master's — Social Science and Humanities Research Council

2016

Western Graduate Research Scholarship - Visual Arts — Western University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Dean's Entrance Scholarship —  Western University

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Chair's Entrance Scholarship —   Western University

2014

Print Media Open Studio Prize - given to two Print Media students to continue their practice with a ten-day pass to work at Open Studio in Toronto — Open Studio and York University

Jeannie Thib Printmaking Award  (shared) — York University

Joseph Drapell Award (for Painting) — York University

bp Nichol Prize (for Poetry) — York University

J.P. Bickell Foundation Award — York University

2013

Willowdale Group of Artists Painting Award - given to one student focused on painting in the BFA visual arts program at York University, which includes a solo show in Gales Gallery and an honourarium of $1250 — Willowdale Group of Artists and York University

J.P. Bickell Foundation Award —  YorkUniversity

Nominated for the Hermitage Museum Young Artist Program for Print Media Area —  York University

2012

Young-Rahn Woo Memorial Award — York University

Nominated for the Hermitage Museum Young Artist Program for Painting Area - York University

2009

York University Entrance Scholarship —  York University

 


RELATED JOB EXPERIENCE

2016-2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant —  "Foundation of Visual Arts"

Western University, London

2014-2015

Artist/instructor —   Ada Slaight Youth Link Program

Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto

2013-2014

Research/studio assistant—Research at York position
[Department of Visual Art and Art History, York University]   

Teaching assistant for introductory lithography courses, as well as aiding Professor Balfour in her personal print related projects

2014

Artist/Instructor— Ada Slaight Youth Link Program
[Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto]

Collaborating with other artists to run arts workshops for community youth groups

2012-2013

Fine Arts Student Ambassador and Mentor (FASAM)—Work Study/ York             Engaged Student position
[Faculty of Fine Arts, York University]     

Mentored first year Fine Arts Students,  conducted tours of Visual Arts facilities, among other administrative and recruitment duties.


RELATED COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE

2016-2017

                COUNCIL MEMBER - VISUAL ARTS REPRESENTATIVE —  Society of Graduate Students, Western University, London

2014

                FOUNDING MEMBER AND COORDINATOR —  Toronto Printmaking Coalition

2013

                ARTIST - York U Student Centre Mural Competition

                ARTIST - York Federation of Students; December 6th Massacre Memorial Mural

2009-2014

                COMIC ARTIST/WRITER - Artichoke Magazine (formerly Winters Free Press) — York University


GROUP PROJECTS

2015     

                VAULT 003 - Toronto Printmaking Coalition publication

                Summer Zine Exchange (Organized by Jackie Lee)

      Valentines Zine Exchange (Organized by Jackie Lee)

2014

                VAULT 002 - Toronto Printmaking Coalition publication           

                VAULT 001 - Toronto Printmaking Coalition publication

                LIKE AN OPEN BOOK - Publication for Senior print media class

2013

                24/7 - Print Exchange for Senior print media class