Bio: Wong is a curator, educator, and arts administrator born and raised in Los Angeles. He most recently served as Curator at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) at Barnsdall Park, one of the oldest and longest-running contemporary art galleries in Los Angeles. His exhibitions include To View a Plastic Flower (2020), OFFAL (2019), and HERE (2018), each of which featured a dynamic roster of Los Angeles artists.
Prior to LAMAG, Wong served as Interim Executive Director and senior staff curator at the Chinese American Museum (CAM), where he developed and implemented both contemporary art and history exhibitions, including Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration Reform (2010-2011). He also curated major exhibitions for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiatives, including Breaking Ground: Chinese American Architects in Los Angeles (2012) and Circles and Circuits I & II (2017), which was on view at both CAM and the California African American Museum and explored the art and history of the Chinese Caribbean diaspora since the early 20th century.
Wong has also served as adjunct faculty at UC Santa Barbara, Ventura College, and Pasadena City College. He began his career as a practicing artist and has exhibited his work nationally. He holds an M.F.A. in Art from UC Santa Barbara, M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and B.A. in Art from UCLA. Prior to transferring to UCLA, he attended the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture.