1707 Fir Street, Vancouver, BC
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bio + cv

Janice Wong studied Fine Art at the University of Saskatchewan, and received
her BFA with Distinction, Honours Painting, from the Alberta College of Art + Design.
She is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships: Canada Council Project
and Travel Grants, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and Provincial Project
and Travel Awards. Her work is exhibited and collected in Canada, Europe, Asia,
and the United States.
Janice's family roots trace back through British Columbia history to the mid-1800's.
Born in Saskatchewan, she has resided in Vancouver since 1986.


COLLECTIONS
Public
The Canada Council Art Bank
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina SK
Province of British Columbia
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK
Museum of Modern Graphic Art, Split, Croatia
Government of Canada: Ministry of Public Works
Government of Canada: Department of Foreign Affairs + International Trade
Corporate
The National Bank, Canada
RIZE Alliance, Vancouver BC
CARA Consulting, Hong Kong
Concord Pacific, Vancouver BC
Rio Alto Explorations, Calgary AB
Inco Mining, Toronto ON
Greystone Properties, Vancouver BC
Mansfield Minerals Inc., Vancouver BC
Summit Lodge - Lien Family, Whistler BC
Ideographic Inc., Vancouver BC
Ouchi Design, Calgary AB
Helen O'Toole Architecture, Vancouver BC
Private
Bosnia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, England, Finland, France, Germany, Iran,
Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, United States of America

AWARDS
Canada Council Mid-Career Grant - 2007
Project Grant, Cultural Services British Columbia - 2005
Canada Council Mid-Career Grant - 2004
Canada Council Travel Grant - 2002
Canada Council Travel Grant - 1997
Canada Council Project Grant - 1996
Project Grant, Cultural Services British Columbia - 1996
Canada Council Travel Grant - 1995
Project Grant, Cultural Services British Columbia - 1995
Canada Council Project Grant - 1994
Canada Council Mid-Career Grant - 1992
The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
The Province of Alberta Prize
L. Scott Brewster Award
Alberta Culture Visual Arts Grant
Cariboo College Award
Sien Lok Society Award
Alberta Culture Visual Arts Grant
Heinz Jordan Memorial Scholarship

PRINTMAKING AWARDS
Robert Adam Award, Split Graphic Biennial, Split, Croatia - 2005
Honourable Mention, Split Graphic Biennial, Split, Croatia - 2003
Honourable Mention, Ernst + Young Great Canadian Printmaking Competition - 2002
Juror's Choice, BIMPE I, New Leaf Editions, Vancouver BC - 2000

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
New Work, P + A Design, Vancouver BC, 2010, 2011
Notion, Art Gallery of Prince Albert, Prince Albert SK, 2009
Conjunct, Naranca Gallery, Split, Croatia, 2007
New Work, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2007
A Number of Events, Open Studio Gallery, Toronto ON, 2005
Fortune, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2004
(look), Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2002
Tian, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2000
Tangram, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC, 1999
Fragments, Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina SK, 1998
Asaraton, Maison V, Vancouver BC, 1997
Janice Wong, Eye Level, Halifax NS, 1996
Analecta, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver BC, 1996
Janice Wong, Temple Sholom, Vancouver BC, 1994

2 PERSON / GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
The Best of the Splitgraphic Biennial Collection, Graphic Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2013
Splitgraphic Biennial VI, Split, Croatia
Sim Sala Bim, Samband Islenskra Myndlistarmanna/The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists Gallery, Reykjavik, IS
The Impossible Project, Photohaus Gallery, Vancouver BC
Melt, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver BC
NonToxic Show, Dundarave Print Gallery, Vancouver BC
2012
Art Toronto, TIAF | Toronto International Art Fair + Open Studio Gallery, Toronto BC
2011
Art Toronto, TIAF | Toronto International Art Fair + Open Studio Gallery, Toronto BC
40th Anniversary Exhibition, Dundarave Print Gallery, Vancouver BC
2010
Line Up!, 4 person show, Vancouver Drawn Festival Exhibition, Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver BC
2008
Across, Asian Heritage Month exhibition, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC
2007
1st MAAPS International Printmaking Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery,
NSCAD University, Halifax NS (exhibition travels 2006-2008; China, Korea, Japan, Canada)
New Mexico Printmakers Exchange, group exhibition, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2006
1st MAAPS International Printmaking Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD University, Halifax NS
Here + Away, Malaspina Printstudio Gallery, Vancouver BC
BIMPE IV, New Leaf Editions, Vancouver BC
2005
Dialogue (2-Person Exhibition) Konzervatorska + Naranca Galleries, Split, Croatia
Stimuli (4-Person exhibition) SNAP Gallery, Edmonton AB
Group Exhibition, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC
Of Movement and Light , Snap Design Studio, Vancouver BC
5th British International Miniature Print Exhibition Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, Scotland
2004
Keep Expanding, Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
5th International Graphics Triennial, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti Finland
Group Exhibition, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC
2003
Light..., Jennifer Kostuik Gallery, Vancouver BC
Printmakers from the NE and Canada, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington MA
Intl Graphic Art Biennial, Naranca Gallery, Split Croatia
Group Exhibition, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC
Particle Garden, Tomoyo Ihaya , James Koester + Janice Wong, Granite Block, Vancouver BC
2002
Threshold, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto ON
Vancouver 5, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle WA
Exchanges, Cambridge Art Center, Cambridge MA
BIMPE II, New Leaf Editions, Vancouver BC
Intl Graphic Art Biennial, Naranca Gallery, Split Croatia
19th Annual Almost Miniatures Exhibition, Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Lexington MA
Group Exhibition, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC
2001
Prints from Canada's Pacific Province, Graphic Studio Gallery, Dublin Ireland
4th International Graphics Triennial, Lahti Art Museum, Lahti Finland
Just to Print, 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC
2000
4ta Muestra Internacional, Rosario Argentina
WFA 2000 Exhibition, Krantj Slovenia
BIAM Exhibition, La Salle Augustin-Chenier, Ville Marie Quebec
BIMPE I, juror's choice, New Leaf Editions, Vancouver BC
Sphere/The Pink/Vernal Pleasures, Gallery Larson Verster, Vancouver BC
Group Exhibition, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC
1999
National Exhibition, Dundarave Gallery, Vancouver BC
1995
Sublime Landscape, Eastern Edge, St. John's NF
Between Cultures, Forest City Gallery, London ON
Currents, L'Atelier, Vancouver BC
Fragments Memory, Open Space, Victoria BC
1994
Work In Progress, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver, BC
1993
Contemporary Canadian Art, Olga Havel Foundation, Prague, Czech Republic
In My Country, Seymour Art Gallery, North Vancouver, BC
1992
Janice Wong, Norman Rich, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
Women in the Visual Arts, Harrison Festival of the Arts, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
1990
The Saskatchewan Open, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
1989
Others Among Others, Women In Focus Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Gallerie: BC Artists, Community Arts Council of Vancouver, Vancouver, BC
Images + Objects VII, B.C. Arts Festival, Chilliwack, BC
Annual Juried Exhibition, Community Arts Council,Vancouver, BC
The New Landscape Pitt International Galleries, Vancouver BC
New Work: Gogarty/Sagert/Wong, Muttart Gallery, Calgary AB
Young Calgary Artists, Muttart Gallery, Calgary AB
University of Saskatchewan Printmakers, Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon SK

EDUCATION
The Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Alberta, BFA with Distinction, Honours Painting, 1980
The University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Fine Arts Major

BIBLIOGRAPHY
"Pencil in a Visit to Art Beatus and Its Special Works," The Vancouver Province, (Ongsansoy, Hans), August 5, 2010
"New and Notable," The Vancouver Sun, (Hyslop, Lois), March 26, 2010
"Artist Explores a Literary Twist," The Prince Albert Daily Herald, (Hill, A), April, 2009
Split Graphic Biennial, Catalogue essay, Split, Croatia (Magas, L), 2007
Slobodna Dalmacija, Croatia, September 2005
Novi List, Croatia, September 2005
"Not Everything All at Once," Catalogue essay, Open Studio, Toronto (Koester, J.), June, 2005
"Wong's Paintings Evoke Spirituality from Intricacy,"Regina Leader-Post (Beatty, G.), Dec 31, 1997
Visual Arts Review, Saturday Review, The Vancouver Sun (Lawrence, R.), April 4, 1995
"Works Blossom in the Merry Month of May," Vancouver Sun (Lawrence, R.), May 28, 1994
Art Melds Dreams & History, Pacific Current, pp. 32-33 (Shefrin, E.), Aug/Sept 1994
Fragments of a Larger Harmony, Catalogue essay, Vancouver (Celotto, L.), 1994

PROJECTS / COMMISSIONS / BENEFITS
Album Cover Art, Nils Frahm Solo recording | vinyl + CD | front + back | Erased Tapes, UK, 2015
iCord 6: Spinal Chord Gala, to benefit icord research + vancouver cantata singers, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 2014
iCord 5: Spinal Chord Gala, to benefit icord research + vancouver cantata singers, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 2013
Journal Cover Art, Room Magazine, 2011
Unite With Art, Fine Art Auction to benefit UNICEF, Vancouver BC, 2011
Sakura Saku Nihon e, Fine Art Auction to benefit Japan earthquake relief, Vancouver BC, 2011
Stantec Publication: Express, Title Page Artwork, Stantec Architecture + Design, Vancouver BC, 2010
Ministry of Public Works, Government of Canada, Commission, MGB Architecture, Vancouver BC, 2010
Lau Residence, Commission, West Vancouver, BC, 2009
Open Studio artists at Toronto Interior Design Exhibition, Toronto ON, 2007, 2008
Brent Comber Design, Commission, North Vancouver, BC 2006
All Terrain Cabin, BARK Collective, travelling exhibition, 2006-2007
Sweater Lodge, Fine Art Auction for Canadian Architecture Pavillion, Venice Biennale, Vancouver BC, 2006
Cover, interior photographs and text, Chow: From China to Canada, by Janice Wong, Whitecap Books, 2005
Textbook cover art, Mediascapes, Thomson/Nelson Learning, 2005
Book cover art, Changing on the Fly, The Best Lyric Poems of George Bowering, Raincoast Books, 2004
Wexler - Cory residence, Commission, Vancouver BC, 2002
Playing with a Full Deck, Benefit, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2001
Journal Cover Art, Event, The Douglas College Review, 2001
The Healthy Home, HGTV, Vancouver BC, 2001
Kids Help Phone, Designer Showcase 2000, Calgary AB, 2000
Wild In The City, Fine Art Auction to benefit The Evergreen Foundation, Vancouver BC, 1997
Journal cover art, Prism International, UBC Press, 1996
Work In Progress, Open Studio Project, Vancouver Artists In Their Studios, Vancouver BC, 1994
Book cover art, Paper, Scissors, Rock, by Ann Decter, Press Gang Publishers, 1992

RESIDENCIES / WORKSHOPS
SIM International Artist Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2013
Emma Lake Artists Workshops, University of Saskatchewan Campus, Emma Lake, 1989, 1990. 1991

PRESENTATIONS
panel discussion, Art Gallery of Prince Albert, Prince Albert SK, 2009
artist's talk, Split Graphic Biennial, Split Croatia, 2005
artist's talk, Eye Level Gallery Halifax NS, 1996
artist's talk, Eastern Edge Gallery St. Johns NFLD, 1995
artists' talk, Open Space Gallery, Victoria BC, 1995
artist's talk, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC, 1992
guest speaker, UBC, Introduction to Architecture, 1992

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Member: Advisory Board, Splitgraphic International Graphic Biennial, Split, Croatia
CARFAC
CARCC Canadian Artists' Representation Copyright Collective
Open Studio, Toronto ON
Art Beatus Gallery, Vancouver BC
Seattle Art Museum, Sales, Rental Gallery, Seattle WA
Malaspina Printmakers Society, Vancouver BC
Dundarave Printmaking Cooperative, Vancouver BC

MEDIUMS
paintings
Developed through fine layers of oil paint, metal leaf and cold wax medium on wood panels, or acrylic glazes on
wood panels, the paintings range in scale, as small as 3 x 4" / 7.5 x 10 cm, as large as 60 x 60" / 152 x 152 cm.

monotypes
In the creation of a monotype, the image is painted directly onto an acrylic panel. The image is then transferred to dampened paper by hand or by press and, as the name suggests, one single, unique impression is created.
The appeal of the monotype lies in a distinctive translucency that results in a quality of light very different from a
painting on paper. Unlike a painting on paper, where the pigment, (paint or ink), sits on top of the surface,
the pigment in a monotype is pressed into the fibre of the paper. The process, recognized as the most painterly
method among original printmaking techniques, is also known for its spontaneity, combining painting, drawing and printmaking processes.

drawings
Thematically linked, the drawings incorporate Japanese Sumi ink on cotton paper.