Tiffany Wong is an emerging artist based in Montreal. She lives a rich life as the daughter of Hong Kong immigrants immersed in Montreal’s unique French and English environment. She knew she wanted to be an artist at a very young age.
She began to pursue Painting and Drawing and animation in 2008 at Concordia University and also specialized in 3d modelling at Campus ADN following her graduation in 2012. These days, she mainly focuses on her first love, which is painting.
She has recently participated in the online version of Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Mtl en Arts and her work will appear in the September, October and November issues of House and Garden. In 2018, she was awarded the Prix de Reléve at Mtl en Arts.
Inspired by abstract expressionism and fuelled by spirituality and mysticism from eastern and western philosophies, Tiffany Wong's artistic practice is a culmination of her Asian-Canadian identity and her relationship with the unseen world.
Consisting of mostly pastel colours with pops of saturated colour, her gestural abstractions laud an understated beauty influenced by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. Tiffany chooses to work abstractedly, without the distraction of any overtly recognizable imagery, leaving the experience of viewing her paintings highly personal and different for each viewer. The mark-making can range from careful to frantic and is usually made with pencils, markers, spray-paint and acrylic paint. The marks get painted over, crossed out, layered with watery layers of paint, covered with gold leaf or more recently, embroidered shapes. She works backwards in this sense, choosing intuitively what to obscure and what to accentuate; the process is meditative and forgiving. As a result, her pieces impart the same kindness while revealing deeper truths .
Her current work is a collection of hybrid paintings that combine textile art and painting together. Her use of thread references forgotten female figures from mythology and concepts from different religions and beliefs. Tiffany always looks to give pause to the viewer and give them a fleeting moment of something fantastical and dream-like in our immediate and fast paced era of technology.
Regardless of what form her work takes, she aims to give the viewer a sense of closure that sometimes, doesn’t exist in life. Her art reminds the viewer that the self does not independently exist and that we are all irrevocably linked to each other through time and space.