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Wong received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where he studies art and design.
60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH 43215, United States
Wong went on to study at the Columbus College of Art and Design in the United States.
Photo of Wucius Wong
Photo of Wucius Wong
Photo of Wucius Wong
(Understanding the elements of two-dimensional design and ...)
Understanding the elements of two-dimensional design and the infinite options available in organizing choices made are at the core of this book. Wong surveys all concepts of forms and structures, covering most situations in two-dimensional composition, formal or informal.
(Helps beginning designers think sculpturally by examining...)
Helps beginning designers think sculpturally by examining the elements of three-dimensional design and the use of simple planes and lines in geometric construction.
(An unprecedented package that gives readers the content o...)
An unprecedented package that gives readers the content of three important references by one of today's most influential design writers. This is a master class in the principles and practical fundamentals of design that will appeal to a broad audience of graphic artists and designers.
(A complete revision of what is considered the classic int...)
A complete revision of what is considered the classic introduction to color for all graphic designers and artists. This book provides a solid foundation for the development of personal color sense and a practical examination of the myriad effects that can be achieved with color.
Wong started to study ink painting with Lui Shou-Kwan at the age of fourteen. He went on to study at the Columbus College of Art and Design in the United States, later he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, where he studies art and design.
Originally, Wucius Wong wanted to pursue a literary career, but gradually shifted his interest in the pursuit of an artist's career. He published books, including "Principles of Two-Dimensional Design" (1972) and "Principles of Color Design" (1987).
Wong was a lecturer at the Extra-Mural Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1965, principal lecturer at the School of Design of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1966, and was a curator at the City Hall Museum and Art Gallery from 1967 to 1984. In 1971, he was awarded an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship and the Emeritus Fellowship of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1998. Presently, he is an Adjunct Professor of the Fine Arts Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, museum expert adviser to the Leisure and Culture Department of the Hong Kong Government, Honorary Chairman of the Chinese Ink Painting Institute in Hong Kong, Committee Member of the Hong Kong Chinese Artists Association, and Committee Member of the Chinese Ink Painting Institute in Beijing, and artist residence at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Alisan Fine Arts has organized joint exhibitions for Wong and Pat Hui, featuring their collaborative works in two shows in 1987 and 2005. Notably, Wong was featured in two important exhibitions organized by the gallery to commemorate the life and work of Lui and his students in 1995 and 2015. Wong’s paintings have been exhibited in over eighty solo and group exhibitions across the globe. Two major retrospective exhibitions for Wong have been held at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 2006, and at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2016.
His paintings were included in China: 5000 Years held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York in 1998, New Ink Art: Innovation and Beyond, curated by Alice King in 2008 and held at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. His works have been collected by the Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; British Museum, London; Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst, Berlin; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; Shanghai Art Museum; Hong Kong Heritage Museum; University Museum, and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Museum of Art.
(Helps beginning designers think sculpturally by examining...)1977
(Understanding the elements of two-dimensional design and ...)1972
(An unprecedented package that gives readers the content o...)1993
(A complete revision of what is considered the classic int...)1996
The abstract art of Wucius Wong has a "powerful, mysterious quality," being at once vigorously captivating and elusively atmospheric. Often compared to the classical Chinese landscape painters of the Northern Song dynasty, the artist has mastered the ability to evoke the deeply spiritual and poetic within his sweeping ink works. The emotions rendered by his brush span a wide range; from the luminous evanescence of the interplay of light on water to the brooding gravity of mountain ranges, and the dense complexity of paternalistic clouds and roots.
Perhaps the most affecting element within the paintings of Wucius Wong is his startling clarity in capturing fleeting moments within nature, which have the ability to transcend the purely physical and translate into raw emotion. This unique perception is the defining factor that elevates his work from the realm of the visible landscape to incisive psychological meditations on existential humanity.
Wucius married Pansy Ng on September 20, 1963. They have a son, Benjamin.