Matthew Wong
Matthew Wong - Artists - Cheim Read

Matthew Wong (b. 1984, Toronto, CA; d. 2019, Edmonton, Canada) was a self-taught Canadian painter who lived and worked between Zhongshan, China, and Edmonton, Canada. Born in 1984 in Toronto, he earned a BA in 2007 in cultural anthropology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and an MFA in 2013 in photography from the School of Creative Media of the City University, Hong Kong. The artist rose to international prominence in 2017. Wong’s painting was included in a group exhibition, The Horizontal, at Cheim & Read, which was illustrated in the show’s review in The New York Times by Will Heinrich (3). His first solo exhibition was presented at Karma in New York in 2018, and Massimo de Carlo in Hong Kong in 2019. The artist died shortly before his second solo exhibition was scheduled to open in New York at Karma, also in 2019. A posthumous exhibition of his work, organized by Julian Cox, is planned to open this year at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. His work is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


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