Wai Wong

Different from most of my peers, I will say that I want to be a printmaker instead of an artist. More precisely, I want to be a craftsman or an artisan focusing on making prints. Ozu Yasujiro is my favourite movie director, and probably my favourite artist. In an interview, he once said, “I only know how to make tofu. I can make fried tofu, boiled tofu, stuffed tofu. Cutlets and other fancy stuff, that’s for other directors.” Because he spent his entire career to make nothing else but “tofu”, he made the best “tofu”. Ozu probably did not consider himself as an artist, but a craftsman who repeatedly practiced the same craft until he reached perfection. This is what I want to be – a tofu maker; a craftsman in printmaking. Except through practicing the same craft repetitively and constantly, I do not know any other way to achieve perfection.


Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Major in Film and Media Art, Minor in Art History, Temple University, 2003
MA Printmaking, Middlesex University, 2018

Exhibitions & Awards:

‘Public Assembly’: Ply Gallery, 2018
Bainbridge Open 2018
National Original Print Exhibition (Winner of East London Printmakers Award), 2018
Woolwich Print Fair, 2018
Clifford Chance’s Postgraduate Printmaking in London, 2018
The Masters ‘Screen & Stone’, 2018
Barbican ArtWorks Open, 2018
Winner of The Gwen May RE Student Prize, 2018
Winner of Printmaking Today’s State of Art Prize, 2018

Website: https://band1009.wixsite.com/waiwongprints


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