Statement/CV

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Micke Tong B.1973

Currently residing in Los Angeles, California

My art is my way of contemplating the spirit of human kind, exploring the conscience and manipulating wondrous historical events to my liking.  To a degree, much of my work is inspired by social, celestial, paranormal and political events. Topics that can be difficult to address and can have multiple answers.  Like life, change is a huge part in how I work.  I enjoy using different and new materials to create my sculptures, installations and illustrations. Although stylistically my work is coherent, the natural progressions can be seen as new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.

 


 

Education

Academy of Art University San Francisco | BFA Degree

De Anza College | Liberal Arts Degree

 

Art Exhibitions

2017

“Medieval Modern: A Historical Revision”, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA

 

2016

“FUCHUR”, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Win Win 3”, NIAD Art Center, Clif Bar & Company Headquarters, Emeryville, CA

“4-Walls”, Group Exhibition, curated by Kristine Calabrese, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2015

“& GO!” Group Exhibition curated by Jesse Vogel, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Generations: 40 Hues”, Group Exhibition, Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Ana, CA

“Southern Exposure Gallery: 15th Annual Monster Drawing Rally ”, Verdi Club, San Francisco, CA

 

2014

“Pawsome”, Group Exhibition, The Loin, San Francisco, CA

“Death By Fun”, Solo exhibit, Studio B7, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

“Generate”, Group Exhibition, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Southern Exposure Gallery: 14th Annual Monster Drawing Rally ”, Verdi Club, San Francisco, CA

“Win Win 2”, NIAD Art Center, Clif Bar & Company Headquarters, Emeryville, CA

“Mythical Beast: !Operation Salvation!”,  Live Performance Art, Studio B7, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

 

2013

“Possessed”, Group Exhibition curated by Idol Wild, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Create | LA, Benefit show”, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2012

“Southern Exposure Gallery: 12th Annual Monster Drawing Rally ”, Verdi Club, San Francisco, CA

“New & Now”, curated by Rene Fressola, Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Flyway Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey

 

2011

“Gold Rush; Pop-Up Shop”, Gallery Belljar, San Francisco, CA

“Chase the Tear” Group Exhibition, curated by Timothy Buckwalter, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA

“Southern Exposure Gallery: 11th Annual Monster Drawing Rally ”, Verdi Club, San Francisco, CA

 

2010

“This Invented Earth: Group Show ”, Sweet Art Drawing Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Southern Exposure Gallery: 10th Annual Monster Drawing Rally ”, Verdi Club, San Francisco, CA

“Ground Control: Solo Exhibit”, Public Salon, San Francisco, CA

“Multifarious Tendencies: Group Show ”, Fabric 8 Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2009

“Well Done ”, Hotel Biron, San Francisco, CA

“microHabitat: Solo Exhibit”, Gallery Belljar, San Francisco, CA

 

2008

“Multitude: Drawings by Micke Tong, solo exhibit”, Hotel Biron, San Francisco

“NON SEQUITUR”, Ritual Cafe, San Francisco, CA

“Love without Borders”, Limbo Fine Art Gallery, San Diego

“Arthead 2:Kiva.com Benefit”, 111 Minna St. Gallery, San Francisco

 

2007

“MyArtSpace.com NYC Group Exhibition”, McCormack Gallery, New York, NY

“Solo Show: The Spectacle”, BLU82 & BM LA, Los Angeles, CA

“Ultra Modern Conservative”, Autopsy Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria AU

“Arthead Group Exhibition”, Swarm Studios/Gallery, Oakland, CA

“Season Opener”, Project: Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

2006

“Winter Wonderland”, Project: Studio Gallery & LAB101, Los Angeles, CA

“Digital Print Show”, Jury selection by Marisa Olsen of Rhizome and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC , Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

“International Digital Art Exhibition sponsored by SONY”, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

“ Guilty By Association”, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“C-Note”, Project: Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Night Gallery”, ARSPACE Gallery, San Francisco, CA – curated by The National Alliance of Art Scenarios

“Best of LA”, Project: Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

“Sketch Tuesdays w/ Sascha Eckes”, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2005

“Postcard Show”, The Lab, San Francisco, CA

“San Francisco in Sacramento”, Deep Gallery, Sacramento, CA

“AAJA 25th Anniversary Endowment”, Pangborn Design Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

“Legal Show”, Alameda County Courthouse, Oakland, CA

“I wish I was Living; Open Studios”, Artspan, ARSPACE Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2004

“Go Go Gocco”, Record Collector, San Francisco, CA

“Common Wealth”, Vener Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Open Studios”, Artspan, ARSPACE Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Submissions”, Juxtapoz Magazine, On-Six Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Collectors Edition”, Triplebase gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Feelings”, aMuse Manor, San Francisco, CA

 

2003

“Captive”: movement 7 – Multimedia Art Collective, Jimi Hendrix Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“You Are Here”, aMuse Manor, San Francisco, CA

“Mania”: movement 6 – Multimedia Art Collective, Radio-On Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Club Yellow”, Tokyo, Japan

 

2002

“Self-Asylum”: movement 5 – Multimedia Art Collective, ARANJI, On-Six Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2001

“Vessel”: movement 4 – Multimedia Art Collective, ROHAN (book release), San Francisco, CA

projet MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, national traveling book mobile

Club Bas, San Francisco, CA

 

2000

“Tongue-Tied”: movement 3 – Multimedia Art Collective, Cell Space, San Francisco, CA

 

1999

“Dormant”: movement 2 – Multimedia Art Collective, The Delivery Room Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

1998

“One Night Satisfied” –Multimedia Art Collective, Peacock Lounge, San Francisco, CA

Traveling Art Circus – The Space, San Francisco, CA

 


Curatorial | IDOLWILD 

“Crashers”, w/ Swinton Gallery, Madrid, Spain.  Group Exhibit, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2017)

“Divergence”, w/ Rebecca O’Leary, Group Exhibit, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2015)

“Possessed”, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2013)

“Eric Curtis’ Fallen Super Heroes”, photography exhibit, Studio B7, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2013)

“Laysa Quinteros’ Vanishing Point”, photography exhibit, Studio B7, Keystone Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2013)

“Above the Plane”, Group show, Design Within Reach, San Francisco, CA (2010)

“Night Gallery “,  Group show, Arspace Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2006)

 


Affiliations | Awards

Multimedia Art Collective 1998-2003

My Art Space.com, Winner juried art competition 2006

Artspan Open Studios Committee San Francisco 2006-2007

National Alliance of Art Scenarios, Founder | Curator 2006

Idol Wild, Founder | Curator, 2013