|Florence Flo Oy Wong||
Title: Eye of the Rice (detail)
Medium: Mixed media
Size: 14 1/2' x 17'
Florence Flo Oy Wong is a contemporary mixed media installation artist and painter, born and raised in Oakland, California's Chinatown, who won the 1995 Women's Caucus for Art President's Award. Her drawings, paintings, and sewing feature personal and political responses to ordinary people and their extraordinary stories, and she uses raw rice, rice sacks, and bilingual (English and Chinese) text as metaphors in her installations.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, California, 1995; My Tongue Speaks, San Jose City College, San Jose, 1994; Rice Story, IDEA Gallery, Sacramento, 1993; Kaleidoscope, Prieto, Gallery, Mills College, Oakland, 1992; Long Grain, Extra Fancy, 1078 Gallery, Chico, 1991; Chinatown, Et. Al, Mid-Peninsula YWCA, Palo Alto, 1989; New Works, Mission College, Santa Clara, 1988; Artworks, Fellowship Gallery, Los Gatos, 1986; and 723 Webster Street, Asian Resource Gallery, Oakland, 1985.
Her selected group exhibitions include: United States Information Agency Show, Asia, 1997 or '98; Mourning Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, California, 1996; RICE, Asian American Women Artists Association, WORKS San Jose Art and Performance Space, San Jose, 1995; Asian American Artists at Reed College Art Week, Portland, Oregon, 1995; Family Matters - Make Yourself at Home: Race, Ethnicity and American Family, Woodruff Art Center, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995; Stories, Chico State University, Chico, California, 1994; Domestic Landscapes, Falkirk Gallery, San Rafael, California, 1994; Imagining Families: Images and Voices, National African American Museum Project, Arts & Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 1994; and Family Album, Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, 1994.