Born and raised in Hong Kong, Selena Wong‘s pursuits in fine arts began at the age of five. At age ten, she and her family relocated to Toronto where she continued to make art and eventually earned a design degree from OCADU majoring in illustration. Today, she happily pursues her passion as her career. Working primarily in gouache and graphite, she displays her pleasure of drawing through her process. In her work, humans and animals share the natural world, secret thoughts, and are at times, weaved together in the flesh. With her Netherland dwarf rabbit at her side, Selena lives and realizes her dreams in Toronto.
Bunnies are sentient and intelligent creatures. They instinctively evolve and interact with the new environment in which it is introduced. Bunny Nests is about adaptation and establishing foundation. These bunnies, naturally quiet and wary but differing in temperament, have come to the Gladstone in search of tranquility, shelter, rest, as well as excitement. Through their subtle body language, you will learn the techniques they develop in response to the imposed challenges and conditions of their new surroundings. Follow the bunnies, discover their nests, and learn to adapt by being conscious and alert to the surroundings and reliable walls.
IWCT is an experiential illustration event that will be on public display at the Gladstone Hotel from March 6–30, 2014.
Curated by Leila Courey, IWCT is a juried exhibition of experiential illustration that features work by emerging and established artists. Selected projects use illustration—or other art forms related to it—to occupy or alter the hotel’s 2nd floor gallery and public spaces, in dramatic, conceptual, and experimental ways.
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