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Elaine Chong
Summit, NJ
Mixed Media

Artwork Details
Untitled Log
Wax, Paper, Pencil & Oil on Masonite
5" x 7"

Elaine Chong received her MFA from Montclair State University in Mixed Media in 2002.  In 2005, Chong was selected as a finalist in Miami University’s Hiestand Galleries Young Painters competition and was commissioned by The Big Apple Fest in 2004 to design and paint a fiberglass apple that was on display in Manhattan and later auctioned.  She also participated in a summer residency program at the Cooper Union School of Art.

Her work revolves around process; creating hand-made paper, drawings, and prints. These materials are adhered to wood or a stretched paper surface through thin or poured layers of wax. Through the application of transparent and semi-transparent materials she calls upon the importance of time and process. She explains, “I am interested in map making and the ritual of keeping a daily log or calendar. Appointments, thoughts, and doodles become visually meaningful when extracted from their pages. When looking back into expired date books, I find spontaneous injections that I draw from, when creating visual calendars of events past and present. Imagery in my work is reflective of logging and documenting these ideas. It is my interest to bring order to what is happening around me and to abstract these details through the drawn line. Lines, mimicking written text, are scratched across waxed surfaces and become layers within these calendars. Words once legible are elusive and form new meanings, while color is utilized to infer specific time and space.”

Her work has been shown in many group exhibitions, some of which include the Hunterdon Museum of Art, William Paterson University, the Erdman Gallery in Princeton, and the J. Broudo Gallery of Art.