Joanne Wong was born in Hertfordshire UK and moved to Hong Kong in 2010 where her ancestral roots lie. Joanne received a M.A. in Illustration from University of Arts London at Camberwell College in 2006. She often uses mixed media on paper and oil paints on canvas. Currently she is working on a storybook project and also works as a freelance Art teacher. Joanne has exhibited in shows in London, Beijing and Hong Kong.
Joanne Wong is a visual storyteller, she tells stories through the characters in her artworks. Animals and children inspire her in her creations; a ‘return to innocence’ is what she wants to achieve in her art.
I tell stories through my art in blend of surreal childhood memories and imagination. Where the animals are personified and the land is a place of mystery.’
2005 - 06 University of Arts, Camberwell College, London, UK
Master of Arts in Illustration: Major in Post modern Culture and the Media
2000 - 04 University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK
BA(hons) Graphic Design and Illustration First class
BTEC Diploma Art and Design Foundation studies Merit
2013 Scent of Art - Hong Kong Visual Arts Center, Central, HK
2013 Illustrated Memoirs - 122 Fine Art Gallery, Central, HK
2013 Russian dolls - Senseless Art, Tin Hau, HK
2010 Masterpeace, Scola Art Gallery, Beijing
2009 Rabbit Lifestyle, Raw, Beijing
2008 Shots and Strokes, 93 Feet East, London
2007 We be Neophytes, Et cetera Gallery, London
2007 The Castle, Camberwell, London
2006 Eleven most wanted, Camberwell Art College, London
Employment & Freelance work
November 2012 - Present: JOANNE WONG ART - Freelance Artist and Art tutor
Commissioned artwork - from large Murals, editorial illustration to oil paintings.
Clients include ChinaMobile, Computer Arts, Scarlet, Mogambo Bars.
Personal Artwork - Creating storybooks, Oil paintings to mixed media illustrations.
Private Art teaching - from Fine Art, Fashion Illustration to Illustrating poems.
June 2011 - October 2012: ANASTASSIA’S ART HOUSE, HONG KONG - Art teacher
October 2010 - June 2011: ANASTASSIA’S ART HOUSE / RED SQUARE GALLERY, HK
Art Teacher, Art Administrator, In-house Designer
April 09 - July 10: THE LEARNING CENTER, BEIJING - Art and Language teacher
July 08 - January 09: CRAFT STUDIO, UK - Arts and Craft assistant