Dec 29, 2013
Happy end of the year and happy new year!
My blog has been very quiet for the past couple of months as I have been traveling around Southeast Asia. A month in Vietnam and a month in Cambodia has now brought me into Thailand. I sure miss my mini studio but making art while traveling is pretty good. As soon as I can reach a scanner I will update the blog with sketches from my travels.
I am looking forward to continuing my circle around the world - hopefully making it as far as Europe. To 2014!
Sep 19, 2013
Sep 1, 2013
Happy Labor Day Weekend! For those who are interested in purchasing original works of art, now is the time! I've finally made an online shop but it will only be up through September 2013. It's a temporary sale.
Here's the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChelseaRyokoWong
Spread the word. Tell your friends. PLEASE contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks for checking it out! Have a wonderful week!
Jul 24, 2013
A fun end to this crazy jam-making, zucchini-bread baking, bread kneading weekend.
The real apricot jam recipe can be found here. Which by the way, ended up tasting fantastic.
Jul 4, 2013
Last week Alyssa Block came to my studio to chat and and photograph my work for her new project, Workspace SF. Workspace SF features emerging and mid-career artist workspaces in San Francisco. For any one reading this outside of the United States, San Francisco is a small and beautiful city where it's notoriously hard to find apartments let alone a separate studio space to work in. Workspace SF gives readers the privledge of being able to peek inside the makeshift workspaces, apartments and studios of artists in this city. Check it out!
The framed artwork to the left is by my dear friend Hiromi Maruo. The middle bag is full of my scraps. Both flyers on the left are from cool stores in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo from my trip to Japan.
Jul 3, 2013
Here's an artists proof of my San Francisco print for Colpa Press. To be sold on Southwest Airlines flights soon!
Risograph print with blue ink on cream paper, 17 x 11 inches
Apr 25, 2013
The Space Banquet zine I contributed artwork for is for sale online here. Check it out! The artwork inside is very impressive with a superstar line up from across the globe - Israel, USA, Japan, UK, Germany, etc... every page is beautiful. And it is shipped from Tel Aviv. So cool.
Mar 27, 2013
My work is going to be included in a zine in Tel Aviv. The zine will accompany an event with performances, bands, installations and artists; all drawing inspiration from the theme SPACE BANQUET. What an honor it is to collaborate on a global level with such talent. This is a party you won't want to miss.
Mar 14, 2013
This month a screen print of mine titled Tides is featured on the cover of Sparkle + Blink, a wonderful literary magazine based in San Francisco. There will be an opening reception for the writers as part of Quiet Lighting's Tour Through Town.
March 19, 2013
934 Brannan St.
7pm dinner, 6:30pm doors
*The event will be in conjunction with Feast of Words, a potluck dinner where writers and foodies come to meet. Featuring food by Pachamama Cookery.
For more information about the event check out Quiet Lightning's website.
Very cool stuff.
Feb 16, 2013
Do You Like My Bloody Valentine?
Colored pencil, graphite, gouache and ink on paper
11.25 x 10 inches
For sale now at Moksha in Seattle. The show will run through March 13th.
Dec 20, 2012
Check out THE YONDER PROJECT, an international exchange of ideas that I am contributing to. Daniela Parra's thoughtful project asks that particpants from across the globe connect through writing and art by re-imagining locations. It is a beautiful project that is both engaging and mysterious. I am so excited to see the end result.
Here is information from the site:
THE YONDER PROJECT
The Yonder Project is the particular situation behind the construction of the Yonder book.
Writers and illustrators working together (by the network) in the interpretation of a distanced place.
Each author was challenge with the creation of a text (in the writer's case) or an illustration (in the illustrator's case) that takes place in a city that they don't know by person.
Creating a particular context based in the interpretation and some basic references about the place, the writers develop a narrative tale that takes part in that city, and the illustrators make their own visual representation of the story and the city that they also don't know.
The Yonder project is a game made by the exchange of ideas and works, a connection between people from different cultures, all they with creatives iniciatives.
MORE TO COME... Stay tuned.
Check out "Park", a zine for sale by the amazingly talented duo, Bloeme van Bon and Geran Knol, masterminds behind the Dutch collective, Park Pardon. I am quite honored to have an artwork featured in there and to have work alongside two of the best illustrators around! I can't wait to see what they come up with next.