Buy Contemporary Art | Works by Judy Ling Wong at Cerbera Gallery in KCMO & Online
Cerbera Gallery features an interesting selection of Judy Ling Wong works. Buy online or visit us in the Kansas City Crossroads for more contemporary art.
Judy Ling Wong
Painter Poet and Environmental Activist
First Woman in the History of China with the title of
“Master of the 3 Arts”
London-based, Judy was born in Hong Kong in 1949. She became a professional Chinese traditional painter at the age of 12. Mastering the skills of calligraphy and the carving of signature seals in 1977, she became the first woman in the history of China to be Master of the 3 Arts. To read the fascinating story of how she has integrated East West concepts in her work, read the article “Art Perfecting Itself” in the section News.
Paintings Poems and Drawings
Judy Ling Wong uses Chinese traditional techniques and a range of Western techniques including printmaking. Chinese art is anchored in the spiritual vocabulary of nature. Artisitic expression is deemed to be contained in the flow and surge of the meandering line. The use of space recognises the power of the empty space as equal to the space occupied by line and image.
Strongly influenced by the French tradition of Livres d’artiste (Artists’ Books), Judy has adopted the use of this art form, in which the coming together of images and poems are akin to the Chinese tradition of combining painting and poetic phrases.
“Long Summer” published by The Whittington Press in 1977, with etchings and poems handset in Caslon, in a limited edition of 50, was included in the list of “The 100 Most Beautiful Books in Britain” by the National Book Leaque. It is now over 10 times its original price at over £800. The luxurious finely crafted leather-bound volumes of Harlequinade, with an edition of only 20, are now worth over £6000 each.
Recently, with the advance in digital technology Judy is aspring to make her work more accessible to all. She will be publishing some of her work as e-publications, with the option of free downloads and voluntary donations, and working with the finest digital technology to produce exquisite prints on handmade paper at reasonable costs. Watch this space!
Changing the World – Environmental Activism
For many years, Judy invested her energies into changing the world, putting her artistic endeavours aside. She poured all her creativity into her work as Director of the charity Black Environment Network. During these years, Judy took the voluntary environmental sector from a position of zero involvement with ethnic minoirities to 100%. In 2000, Judy was honoured with an OBE for pioneering ethnic minority environmental participation, and in 2007 a CBE followed, for services to heritage.
Judy Ling Wong is a vision caster and a major voice on policy towards social inclusion. Over the years, her contribution has included membership of the DCMS Historic Environment Executive Committee, ODPM Urban Green Spaces Task Force, National Trust Council for England and Wales, Wales Assembly Government Environmental Strategy Reference Group, Scottish Museums Council National Access and Learning Steering Group, and the IUCN/WCPA Urban Specialist Group.
She is now devoting her energies again to art while still playing a role in contributing to the advancement of society
The complexity of Judy’s involvement with the arts and her devotion to society has resulted in a rich and complex journey.
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