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About the Artist

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Adrian Kay Wong (b. 1991) presents encapsulated moments that display a focused lens on the intimate, familiar, and human connection. Wong explores the interactions between negative space and figure, segmenting his surfaces with shapes that are collectively representational, but independently function as abstract forms. By exacting an extreme flatness that forces ground and figure on more equal planes, Wong also levels the attention between primary subject and contextual elements. The paintings are distinctively personal through the portrayal of narratives that are often sourced from his own adolescence. By investigating these sentimentalities with a deliberate and measured simplicity, Wong attempts to glorify the ordinary and reimagine the everyday. Wong was raised in the east San Francisco Bay area and now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. after receiving his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.

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  • Meet
  • Adrian Kay Wong
  • Painter Adrian Kay Wong talks about the subjects of his paintings and the influence of Los Angeles versus Chicago.
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  • At Uprise
  • 5 things you didn't know about Uprise Artists
  • Birthdays are best celebrated with surprises, so in honor of our fifth birthday, we're letting you in on a few facts about Uprise artists that you won't find on their CVs.
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  • In Good Company
  • The Ashland
  • Take a tour of The Ashland, a new residential building located in the Brooklyn Cultural District, with artwork curated by Uprise Art.
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  • Inside the Studio
  • Visit with Adrian Kay Wong
  • We stop by Adrian Kay Wong's Lincoln Heights apartment and studio in Los Angeles to talk color, composition, and living with your work.
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  • In Good Company
  • Oscar Health
  • Headquartered in Nolita's historic Puck Building, the offices of Oscar Health underscore their commitment to redefining the age-old health insurance industry.
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  • At Uprise
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  • The season of gifting is here. We’ve put together a selection of unique works for everyone on your list.
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  • At Uprise
  • Behind the Print Series
  • We partnered with four different Brooklyn print studios to create an exclusive suite of prints by four Uprise Art artists.