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About the Artist

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Adrian Kay Wong (1991) offers intimate depictions of adolescence through his paintings that balance his own sentimentalities and settle between nostalgia and estrangement. By investigating familial roles and relationships between sons, brothers, fathers, and friends, Wong explores the multifarious facets of their traditional definitions and creates visual, abstracted narratives with a measured simplicity. The artist affectionately attempts to glorify the innocent naiveté of youth, reconciling the vibrancy of juvenility and the struggling confusion associated with growing up. 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.

From the Journal

From the Journal

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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.