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Evelyn Wong

Education

2017-2019 MFA (pending), Maine College of Art, Portland, ME (expected May 2019)

2003-2007 BFA magna cum laude, with Honors from the South Carolina Honors College, Studio Art (Drawing, Painting), University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Botanical Poetry, Town of Chapel Hill Juried Exhibitions Series. Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC

2009 Dialogues: A Collection of Recent Drawings and Paintings, First Thursdays on Main series, Frame of Mind, Columbia, SC

2007 East Meets West, BFA Honors College Thesis Exhibition, McMaster College Passage Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Small Works 2018, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Sharon Louden, Artistic Director of Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY)

2016 Two-Person Exhibition, Seasons, Gallery West, West Columbia, SC (with printmaker, Elena Burykina)

2016 Flowers and Gardens, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC (jurors: Susan Jones, Linda Eddins, Janie Johnson)

2016 South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Columbia, SC

2016 Fine Arts League of Cary 21st Annual Juried Art Exhibition, The Page Walker Art & History Center, Cary, NC

2016 5th Annual Back to the Garden Juried Exhibition, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, NC(juror: Jayne Johnson, Queens University, Charlotte, NC)

2016 Figure Out, Tapp’s Art Center, Columbia, SC

2015 58th National Multi-Media Juried Arts Exhibition, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC (juror: Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artists Programs, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC)

2015 Carolina’s Got Art June Salon Show, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC

2015 Artfields, Lake City, SC

2014 Smaller Beckons, First Thursdays on Main series, Tapp’s Art Center, Columbia, SC

2014 A Sense of Place – 34th Annual Juried Art Competition, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA (juror: Wim Roefs, If Art Gallery, Columbia, SC)

2014 Artfields, Lake City, SC

2013 Color the Arts, Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, Columbia, SC

2013 Artfields,  Lake City, SC

2012 Two-Person Exhibition, Finding Romanticism Among Grunge, First Thursdays on Main series, Frame of Mind, Columbia, SC (with terrarium artist, Shannon Purvis-Barron)

2010 South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Columbia, SC

2007 South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Columbia, SC

2007 University of South Carolina Annual Student Art Competition, Columbia, SC

Honors, Scholarships, & Awards

2017-2018 Dean’s Scholarship Award, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2017-2018 Hildreth Family MFA Endowed Scholars, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2016 Honorable Mention, Flowers and Gardens, a juried regional exhibition, 311 Gallery,  Raleigh, NC (jurors: Susan Jones, Linda Eddins, Janie Johnson)

2015 2nd Place, 58th National Multi-Media Juried Art Exhibition,  Maria V. Howard Arts
Center, Rocky Mount, NC. (juror: Edie Carpenter, Director of Curatorial and Artists  Programs, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NC)

2010 Best of Show, South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Columbia, SC

2007 First Place in Open Media Category, South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Columbia, SC

2007 Award of Merit, University of South Carolina Annual Student Art Competition, Columbia, SC

2003-2007 Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2003-2007 University Scholars Award, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2003-2007 Trustees Endowment Scholarship Award, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Collections

Joanne Waxman Library, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.

Demonstrations & Talks

2018 Workshop, Basic Matting and Framing for Your Artwork, Family Weekend, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2018 Workshop, Basic Matting of Artwork for MFA Students, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2016 Presentation, Career Considerations for Aspiring Artists, Brookland-Cayce High School, Cayce, SC

2015 Presentation, Going Social with Behance & Community Engagement in the Arts, School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2015 Workshop, Tools and Materials Experimentation for Drawing, Artfields, Lake City, SC.

2014 Presentation, Research and Experimentation in Finding Romanticism Among Grunge Series, Crooked Creek Art League, Columbia, SC

2012 Presentation, On Finding Romanticism Among Grunge, Log Cabin Arts Guild, Columbia, SC

2009-2012 Demonstration, unearth Arts Festival at Saluda Shoals Park, Columbia, SC

2007 BFA Thesis Presentation, East Meets West, McMaster Gallery, South Carolina Honors College with the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Press/Media

2016 “Evelyn Wong’s Moody Botanical Illustrations of Nature,” March 24, 2016.
Hi-Fructose, The New Contemporary Art Magazine.
2016 “Rose Mallow,” January 2016. Robert Johnson Films.
2015 “Behance Portfolio Review Offers Critique, Networking for Visual Artists,”
May 15, 2015.  Free-Times of Columbia, SC.
2011 “Digital Graffiti,” November 2010-February 2011. Artrageous, Pocket Productions.
2009 Osom-blog, November 2009. Molly Harrell Photography.
2009 “Frame of Mind Evelyn Wong Exhibition,” December 2009. Columbia Wink Magazine.

Languages Spoken

English, full professional proficiency
Cantonese Chinese, native spoken conversational proficiency

Memberships

2015-2017 Member, South Carolina Arts Alliance
2015-2016 Director, South Carolina Behance Portfolio Reviews
2014-2016 Volunteer Frame Shop Consultant, Tapp’s Art Center. Columbia, SC
2008-2009 Member, Rosewood Arts Guild. Columbia, SC

Experience

2019 Instructor (pending), Continuing Studies Program, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. Introduction to Asian Book Arts, Spring 2019

2017-2018 Teaching Assistant, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
PR 240: Book As a Visual Object, Fall 2017
FN 115: Three-Dimensional Design, Spring 2018
FY-In: Collecting Dust: The Constructed Archive, Fall 2018

2015-2017 Graduate Student Services Coordinator, School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2011-2015 Administrative Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

2008-2011 Frame Shop Manager, Hobby Lobby, Columbia, SC

2003-2008 Framer, Hobby Lobby, West Columbia, SC

2002 Framing Assistant, Carolina Pottery, West Columbia, SC

Skills/Interests

Custom Framing: extensive knowledge in shop safety, artwork handling practices, materials, and customer service. Tools and equipment knowledge in: mitre saw (some experience), miter trimmer (Fletcher Fillet Chopper, proficient), sanding (Logan F200-2 Precision Sander, proficient), V-nailer (Cassese Underpinner and Logan Studio Joiner, proficient), mat cutters (Wizard 8000 CMC Mat Cutter and Logan 650-1 Framer’s Edge Elite Cutter, proficient), glass cutting (Fletcher 3000 Multi-Material Wall-Mounted Cutter, proficient), drymounting (Bienfang Vacuseal 4468H heat vacuum press, proficient), pneumatic nail and staple guns (proficient).

Bookbinding: knowledge of book forms including accordion book, pamphlet stitch, multi-signature stitch, hardcover, folio, tray/box, flag book, star book, post-binding, coptic stitch, Dos-a-dos binding, perfect binding, Japanese stab binding, Chinese flutter binding, Chinese butterfly binding, Chinese scroll binding, and handscroll.

Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, Acrobat Pro

Google Office Suite: Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Forms

Other: Chinese embroidery, handmade jewelry