Born in Macau in 1983, raised in Singapore and trained in Shanghai, Ron Wong graduated with a Master of Fine Art from the Shanghai University College of Fine Art in 2008. Ron’s figurative oil paintings are at once both familiar and ironic. It is an insightful, critical and reflective take on society, touching on its positive and negative aspects with a touch of witty humour and honest, yet non-judgmental sensibility.
Gifted with a keen sense of observation and schooled in the painterly tradition, Ron creates her soulful paintings that reflect the humanity in us. Her reasons for distorting her figures to the point of near-caricature are not a formal one. She distorts her figurative subjects because they are what she sees in them.
Ron held her first solo exhibition at M50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai in 2009, her 2nd solo show at the Yangzhou Art Museum, Yangzhou, China in July 2012 and in 2013, was invited for a 3rd solo show at the Ernst & Young Gallery as part of the prestigious Ernst & Young ASEAN Art Outreach Program.