Amy Wong -- Breastmilk Watercolors No. 6
Watercolor pencil crayon, watercolor crayon, marker, hi-lighter, breastmilk on paper
10.5 x 13.5 inches
Made in collaboration with her toddler son Rudi, Amy Wong’s breastmilk watercolors draw on a variety of sources – maternal caregiving, filial love, lactation, process-based abstraction, action painting – to produce unique expressions of the emotional and physical bond between mother and child.
About the Artist:
Amy Wong (b. 1981, Toronto) is an Angry Asian feminist disguised as an oil painter. Her practice ranges from painting-based installation to collaborative projects that explore the politics of making noise, and conditioning spaces that allow for thinking through together. She is the founder of the Angry Asian Feminist Gang (AAFG), a collective of Diaspora cultural producers dedicated to dialogue centered on Asian feminist concerns.
Often inverting private and public spaces, Wong asserts ways in which a leakyness and messiness of things can aspire towards feminist and decolonial ways of being. Wong's practice oscillates between different systems of representation to evoke non-linear, personal narratives. She often works with what she considers a bad idea or a cliché in order to redefine them on her own terms.
Wong completed her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal, MFA at York University in Toronto and post-graduate studies at De Ateliers in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.