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Christine Wong Yap

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Dark Into Light, 2008 Mixed Media Installation 8x8x8 Feet © Courtesy the Artist and Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
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Unlimited Promise (installation view: Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art), 2009/2010 Foil Paper, Thread, Light, Shadow Dims Var © Christine Wong Yap (Produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester, UK)
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Irrational Exuberance (Asst. Colors) (installation view: Sight School, Oakland, CA), 2010 Mixed Media Dims Var © Christine Wong Yap
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Pounds of Happiness (installation), 2009 Mixed Media Installation of Items From Pound Shops (discount Stores) 8 X 8 X 5 Feet / 2.4 X 2.4 X 1.5 M © Christine Wong Yap, produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre
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Cheap and Cheerful #8, 2009 Neon and Glitter Pen 11.625 X 7.75 Inches / 29.5 X 45 Cm © Christine Wong Yap, produced in the Breathe Residency at Chinese Arts Centre
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The Best Person I Can Be (exterior view), 2009 Installation: Security Mirrors, Frame, Lights, Fixtures, Wall 8 X 8 X 8 Feet © Christine Wong Yap and courtesy of Kearny Street Workshop. Photo: Bob Hsiang.
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The Best Person I Can Be (interior view), 2008 Installation: Security Mirrors, Frame, Lights, Fixtures, Wall 8 X 8 X 8 Feet © Christine Wong Yap and courtesy of Kearny Street Workshop. Photo: Bob Hsiang.
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Soft Sculpture for Brougham Hall, 2007 Soft Sculpture for Brougham Hall, 2007, Heat-sealed Polyethylene, Pumps, Inner Tubes, PVC, Hose Clamps 9 X 5 X 2 Feet © Christine Wong Yap. Photo courtesy of Tony West Photography for FRED.
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Untitled (Lens Flare, Large Mirror) , 2007 Mirror, Frame, Lights 26 X 32 X 2 Inches © Christine Wong Yap
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mirrorsblackportrait (installation view: Rush Arts Gallery, NYC), 2011 Kinetic Sculpture: Mirrors, Paint, Frames, Motor, Hardware 21x31x80 Inches © Christine Wong Yap
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Positive Signs, 2011 Pen and Glitter on Gridded Vellum 11 X 8.5 In. © Courtesy of the Artist and Steven Wolf Fine Arts
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take charge of your happiness, 2011 Ribbon, Thread, Pins 65 X 19 X 1 Inches © Christine Wong Yap
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What Artists Make Happen, 2013, digital graphic, detail.
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Quick Facts
Lives in
New York, NY
Works in
New York, NY
Schools
California College of the Arts, 2005, MFA
Tags
mixed-media, installation, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

Christine Wong Yap is an interdisciplinary artist working in installations, sculptures, multiples, and works on paper to explore optimism and pessimism. Her work examines the paradox that mundane materials or situations can give rise to irrational expectations, emotions, and experiences. Major touchstones are language, light and dark, and psychology. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Manila, Osaka, Poland, London, Leeds, Newcastle, and Manchester (U.K). Born in California, Yap holds a BFA and MFA from the California College of the Arts. A longtime resident of Oakland, CA, she relocated to New York, NY in 2010.