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San Francisco CA US
Updated: 2021-10-10 20:04:34

RESUME

Al Wong / 1891 34th Avenue, San Francisco CA 94122 / Phone: 415-759-7506
Email:  redfan94103@yahoo.com / Website: alwongart.com

Education:

 1972: Master of Fine Art, San Francisco Art Institute

1960-1962: Additional Coursework, Art Academy of San Francisco

Employment:

1975-2004 (retired 2004):  Fine Art Professor, San Francisco Art Institute

1990: Visiting Professor, Mills College

1978: Associate Professor, State University of Sonoma, Art Department

1975-1977: Lecturer, State University of Sacramento Art Department

Grants:

1997: Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award

1990: California Arts Council

1986: John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (for Light & Shadow)

1984: Rocky Mountain Film Center

1983: National Endowment for the Arts (for New Genres)

1975: American Film Institute

Selected One Person Shows:

1980
The Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Gallery Tamura Nishifukuda-cho 2, Kanda Chiyoda ku, Tokyo, Japan

1981
S.I.T.E., Inc., Installation, San Francisco

1982
Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Installation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1983
The Cooper Union, Visiting Artist Series, New York City

1984
New Museum, Workspace Exhibition, Installation (one month), New York City

1988
Whitney Museum of American Art, 11 Installations, New York City
San Francisco State Office Building, Light & Shadow Dome, Installation, San Francisco, California

1991
Zen Center, San Francisco

1994
Light Clouds, San Francisco Fire Station #2, 42’9″L x 6’8″D, Public Art Installation, medium: ceramic frit glass, San Francisco, California

2001
“Al Wong,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2013
“Al Wong; Twin Peaks,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California

2018
“Lost Sister,” University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1976
Dallas / Fort Worth & San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Exchange DFW / SFO
Celebrating Americans Bicentennial, San Francisco Art Institute,
An American Essay (OTHERSOURCES)

1981
EXCHANGE Show, Installation, LACE in Los Angeles & S.I.T.E. in San Francisco

1984
San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Shadow Drawing, Great Gifts, San Francisco,
California

1985
Mini Galeria, Shadow Installation, Zurich, Switzerland
Kunst Museum, Shadow Installation, Bern, Switzerland

1989
Museo de Arte Moderno, Cartagena, Columbia, South America
Centro Colombo Americano, Madellin, Columbia, South America
Centro Colombo Americano, Bogota, Bogota, Columbia, South America
Museo Arquelogico La Merced, Cali, Columbia, South America
Centro de Arte Actual, Pereira, Columbia, South America
Mincher / Wilcox, San Francisco, California

1991
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, “25 Years Millennium, Film: Tea for Two

1992
25 Years Millennium, Barcelona, Spain

1995
“Old Glory / New Story: Flagging the 21st Century,” CAPP Street Project, San Francisco,
California
“Old Glory / New Story: Flagging the 21st Century,” Santa Monica Museum, California
“Facing Eden: 100 Years of Landscape Art in the Bay Area,” DeYoung Museum, San
Francisco, California

1997
“On the Rim,” Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, California

2000
“Light Fantastic,” Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco, California

2001
“Osaka Triennale 2001,” Contemporary Art Space Osaka, Osaka, Japan

2013
“Solid Concept,” Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2014
“Paris Photo,” Los Angeles Art Fair, Represented by Gallery Paule Anglim, Paramount Picture Studios, Los Angeles California

2015
“RETROSPECTIVE – Paule Anglim (1923 -2015)”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, California

2016
“Long Shadows: Al Wong / Terry Fox / Gary Beydler,” Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, California

2018
“Way Bay” University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives
“Way Bay 2” University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives
"What Brings Us Joy"  SFWA Gallery, San Francisco (Juror's Choice Award)

2020
Cut Me Up Issue 5: Envisioning Utopia.  Specious Press, 2020.  https://www.cutmeupmagazine.com
"Congruence,"  Summer 2020, I Like Your Work Podcast.  https://www.ilikeyourworkpodcast.com/2020congruence

Collections:
1968

University of California at Berkeley, Sound Tape Composition

1970
Yale University, Dr. Walter Brown, Film:  Tea for Two

1975
Firenze, Italy, Art Tape/22, Video Tapes of 5 Films

1977
American Film Institute, Film: Twin Peaks, Los Angeles, California
John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington, D.C., Film: Twin Peaks

1984
San Francisco Art Commission, Fence 42′ x 7′, Light and Shadow Installation, San
Francisco, California
Lyn Gumpert, Former Curator of New Museum, New York, Drawing
Ann Hatch, Former Director of CAPP Street Project, Shadow Installation, San Francisco,
California

1986
San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, California

1988
Ann Walker, Director of Artspace, San Francisco, California
San Francisco State Office Building, Van Ness & McAllister, Light & Shadow Dome
Installation, 11′ x 15′, San Francisco, California

1994
Light Clouds, San Francisco Fire Station #2, 42’9″L x 6’8″ D.  Medium: ceramic frit glass

1995
Richard Mendelsohn, member of the Board of Directors, CAPP Street Project, San Francisco, California

2004
Mark Waskow, Private Collection, New York, New York

2017

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives (64 photocollage series titled Lost Sister, work on paper Square Burn, and the following 10 films:

Discount House, 69 Cents a Pound, Tea for Two, Moving Still, Same Difference, Working Class, Screen, Projector & Film (film installation), Puddle (film installation), Twin Peaks, 24 Frames.