Lisa Wong

Haphazardly arranged interiors, goldfish drifting through space, and dense tropical foliage are all some of the variables that are displayed across the canvas of Malaysian artist, Lisa Wong Sook Kuan. An alumnus of the California College of the Arts with a BFA in Illustration, Lisa’s work has evolved from year to year: beginning her career with a series of intricate ink drawings and shifting to richly-coloured, imagined, interiors.

Drawing inspiration from the world around her, Lisa enjoys creating imaginary spaces from mundane, everyday objects. Sometimes borrowed, sometimes owned, the world depicted in each work contains items known to the artist in real life. Whether it be a pet goldfish, a birthday cake or the weeds in her garden, through the canvas they become something more otherworldly beyond their tangible forms.

RESIDENCY:         October 2024