Joy Brush with Anita Yan Wong

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

6:30-7:30 PM PST


Anita will give a brief PowerPoint presentation with a recorded bird or cat ink painting demo and introduce some unique painting tools, (such as different Calligraphy brushes), and share some of her latest bird and/or cat paintings.

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 defy both tradition and
modernity. The artist, who taught at UC Berkeley S.F. extension California in recent years, is a 4th generation Lingnan painter (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 60 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, 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 was a Fellowship Award recipient from the Robert B. McMillen foundation in 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.

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