Al Wong- photo v2

I am a native San Franciscan artist and have spent the past 45 years making art in a variety of mediums.  Painting has always been a central element in my work because of the direct nature of working with the materials.  My career has developed from my early years as a student at the San Francisco Art Institute where I earned my Master of Fine Arts degree, to serving as an Art Professor for over 30 years at several universities and colleges including the San Francisco Art Institute, the California State University system and Mills College.  I have shown at exhibition venues such as the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the UC Berkeley Museum & Pacific Film Archive.  My work has toured nationally and internationally including Europe, South America and Japan.  In addition, I have received several awards and honors including an NEA Grant in 1983, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986, and a Flintridge Foundation Visual Artist Award in 1997.

My most recent exhibitions have included exhibiting my work in 2018 in a solo show of “Lost Sister” as well as inclusion in the exhibition “Way Bay”, both at the UC Berkeley Museum & Pacific Film Archive.  Below is a recording of my invited lecture titled “Present Tense” in conjunction with these exhibits.  View the lecture here: