Susie Wong

Susie Wong is an artist, curator, educator and art writer in Singapore. She studied painting at the former LASALLE College of the Arts (St. Patrick’s Fine Arts) in the mid-1980s, and pursued her Master of Fine Arts at LASALLE in 2007. She was artist-resident at NTU-CCA Singapore in 2018. Wong’s work ranges across landscapes, still life, portraiture, a recurring subject in her early oil paintings and drawings. Since 1980s, Wong has curated, co-curated, co-organised and/or participated in several solo and group exhibitions, like Personae XX (1996, Kandang Kerbau), HOPE: w.a.p. [women artists’ project] (2000, Chijmes), The Machine Contemplating the Body (2014, Singapore General Hospital). More recently, her work contemplates mass media and the circulation and consumption of images, the mistrust of representation, appropriating images or visual references for much of her work, extending to romantic tropes in media.

Wong has also written for numerous publications and monographs on art since the late 1980s. She is Assoc. Editor for ISSUE, an annual LASALLE journal publication since 2013.