CV

Education

2007 University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
South Carolina Honors College
Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts
Concentrations in Painting, Drawing

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Botanical Poetry: A Selection of Drawings from Finding Romanticism Among Grunge. Town of Chapel Hill Juried Exhibitions Series. Chapel Hill Public Library, Chapel Hill, NC.
2012 First Thursdays on Main series. Finding Romanticism Among Grunge. Frame of Mind, Columbia, SC.
2009 First Thursdays on Main series.  Dialogues: A Collection of Recent Drawings and Paintings.  Frame of Mind, Columbia, SC.
2007 East Meets West.  University of South Carolina, McMaster College Student Gallery, University of South Carolina.

Group Exhibitions

2017 (January: Gallery West, West Columbia, SC)
2016 Figure Out. Tapp’s Art Center, Columbia, SC.
2014 Smaller Beckons, First Thursdays on Main series. Tapp’s Art Center, Columbia, SC.
2013 First Thursdays on Main series. S& S Art Supply, Columbia, SC.

Selected Exhibitions

2016 Flowers and Gardens Juried Art Exhibition.  311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC.
2016 Fine Arts League of Cary 21 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.
2015 58th National Juried Arts Show, Maria Howard Center for the Arts. Rocky Mount, NC.
2015 Carolina’s Got Art June Salon Show. Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC.
2015 Artfields. Lake City, SC.
2014 A Sense of Place – 34th Annual Juried Art Competition. Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA.
2014 Artfields. Lake City, SC.
2013 10th Annual Contemporaries’ Artist of the Year Soirée. Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC.
2013 Color the Arts. Cultural Council of Richland and Lexington Counties, Columbia, SC.
2013 Artfields.  Lake City, SC.

Awards

2016 Honorable Mention.  Flowers and Gardens Juried Art Exhibition.  311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC.
2015 2nd Place.  58th National Juried Arts Show, Maria Howard Center for the Arts. Rocky Mount, NC.
2010 Best of Show. South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit.
2007 1st Place Open Media. South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit.
2007 Purchase Patron Award. South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit.
2007 Award of Merit.  Annual USC Student Art Competition.
2006 Purchase Patron Award.  South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit.

Demonstrations & Talks

2016 Career and Educational Considerations for Aspiring Artists.  Brookland-Cayce High School, Cayce, SC.
2015 Going Social with Behance & Community Engagement in the Arts.  School of Visual Art and Design, University of South Carolina.
2015 Tools and materials experimentation demonstration, Artfields, Lake City, SC.
2014 Research and Experimentation, Crooked Creek Art League.  Talk and presentation on research, process, and techniques for series of botanical drawings on synthetic paper, and series of miniature botanical drawings.
2012 On Finding Romanticism Among Grunge, Log Cabin Arts Guild.  Talk and presentation on the process, techniques, and research for series of botanical drawings on synthetic paper.
2009-2012 “unearth” at Saluda Shoals Park.  Community demonstrator for annual festival.
2007 “East Meets West,” University of South Carolina Honors College thesis presentation.

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.

Research

15th Century to Present-Day Botanical Illustration
Identification, collection, and preservation of found botanical and entomological specimens
Philosophy of traditional Chinese paintings and other Asian artwork
2007 “East Meets West,” University of South Carolina Honors College, Senior Thesis

Memberships

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

Experience

2015-present Graduate Student Services Coordinator, School of Visual Art and Design. University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC
2011-2015 Administrative Assistant, Special Events Coordinator, and Undergraduate Liason, Department of Physics and Astronomy.  University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC
2008-2011 Frame Shop Manager, Hobby Lobby. Columbia, SC
2007-2008 Framer, Hobby Lobby. West Columbia, SC
2007 Framing Assistant, Carolina Pottery. West Columbia, SC.

Skills/Interests

Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe InDesign CC
Adobe Acrobat Pro
Custom Framing and Framing Design
Food and Botanical Photography
Chinese Hand Embroidery
Handmade Jewelry
Entomological and Botanical Collection
Plant Identification
Experimental Cooking