Artist Talk: The Cat Art Show and the making of The World’s largest cat painting – with Artist Anita Yan Wong

Thursday, October 24th

6-7:00 PM PST


Asian American Artist Anita Yan Wong will share her experience about curating The 1st fine art focused cat art show 2024 in Washington and her journey of making of the Largest cat painting in the World.

Anita Yan Wong, M.F.A., is an Asian American Women Artist best known for her expressive brush strokes and unique style of “Contemporary Traditional” paintings that defies tradition and modernity. The artist, who taught at UC Berkeley S.F. extension California in recent years, is a 4th generation Lingnan painter (which originated in southern China in the late 19th century, known for the fusion of mastering modern Chinese, Japanese and Western painting approaches.). Wong worked as an art Professor for over 15 years at MICA, SVA and Temple University before returning to a sole focus on her art in 2015. Her works are currently featured Internationally on over 90 Traditional and Hip Cultural Blogs & Art Magazines including N.Y. Arts, ESPN, Disney Inc., official Bruce Lee Family Foundation, Daily Arts Magazine, Flower Magazine, KTSF Channel 26 News, Komo News Seattle, Seattle Chinese Times, American Lifestyle Magazine and a cover story of Works & Conversations Magazine. The artist was awarded first place wall art by “Design within Reach” in Design Philadelphia Award; “Excellent Scholars” from Maryland Institute College of Art & “Teaching excellence honor” from the art Institute and Fellowship Award from Robert B. McMillen foundation 2021. Wong’s work is researched by Academics; Art historians and Phd students Internationally. She has collaborated with MAHB, Stanford University with the goal of preserving Lingnan Guo Hua and the beauties in nature. Yale University’s China Hands Magazine described her paintings as “Traditional art form that questions the modern minds.”

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