2015–2016 Kala Fellowship Award

I’m overjoyed and incredibly honored to be selected for a Kala Fellowship.

Building upon my research and prototypes at LMCC this fall, I’ll produce a new body of work of letterpress- and screen-printed banners, multiples, and activity kits next Spring at Kala. I’m looking forward to taking advantage of the world-class printshop and developing this new work in the social and political mileau of the Bay Area.

Look for an exhibition of Fellows’ projects in July 2016.

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

Read my “Kala Fellowship: Residency Notes, Part 1.”


2016 Center for Book Arts Workspace Artist-in-Residence

I’m so thrilled to expand my NYC artistic community, take classes in letterpress and bookbinding, and access the printshop and bindery as a resident at the Center for Book Arts in Manhattan.

It’s a really interesting group of AIRs; thanks to the jurors for the chance to be part of this cohort.

An exhibition of 2016 AIRs will be presented in Spring 2017.

Center for Book Arts, NYC, NY


3/25–5/20: Document V @ The Luminary Arts

I’m really excited to share my Inter/dependence ’zine and flag at Temporary Art Review’s exhibition.

The show is “an official record of Temporary Art Review as a public form, summarizing the first five years of collective research by a disparate group of artists, curators, observers, activists and critics.”

Temporary Art Review: Document V @ The Luminary, St Louis, MO
Exhibition: March 25–May 20
Opening Reception: March 25, 7–10pm


4/7–22: Art | Kala 2016 Auction

Support this fantastic Berkeley, CA non-profit art organization by bidding on works such as my woodcut-printed linen banner.

Art | Kala 2016 Auction
Preview: April 7, 6–9pm
Exhibition: April 7–22
Gala Auction: April 23, 6:30–10pm

Banner supported by the STUDIOWORKS/Tides Institute & Museum of Art, a private not-for-profit organization.


4/8–28: Spring Benefit 2016 @ Momenta Art

Enter the raffle to win artworks (including mine) and support this artist-run non-profit art organization in Brooklyn.

Spring Benefit, Momenta Art, Bushwick, Brooklyn
Works on view: April 8–28
Raffle drawing, live auction, and after party: April 28, 7pm


Contributor, When We Fight We Win

A poster I illustrated and designed to stop unfair evictions in Oakland Chinatown appears in a new book on art and activism.

It’s a hefty book with plentiful illustrations, interviews with artists, and contextualizing essays.

Greg Jobin-Leeds and AgitArte
When We Fight We Win
New Press, 2016


Aug–Dec: LMCC Process Space studio residency

I’m so grateful to be nominated and accepted to this five-month, project-based studio residency. I’m looking forward to researching and developing a new body of work around artists’ agency and artist-citizen meta-practices.

After conducting a survey completed by 112 visual artists, I’m sharing the findings via Inter/dependence, a new 20-page zine, including 9 data visualizations and an essay. Learn more about the launch at Open Studios and how to order your copy.

Open Studios:
Saturday, September 26 & Sunday, September 27, noon-5pm
Friday, December 11, noon-5pm
LMCC Art Center/Building 110, Governor’s Island, NYC

[See photos of the open studio, including charts of initial findings.]

7/9–9/20: Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial @ Bronx Museum

Character Strengths Signal Flags

I’m debuting 24 signal flags designed and sewed with letterpress-printed labels, each representing a character strength. The flags will be installed on a stand with a legend, and viewers are invited to find and fly the flags of their strengths on available flagpoles.

Curated by Bronx-based artists Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Laura Napier, the exhibition features the work of 72 emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program (classes of 2014 and 2015).

Dana Varinsky. “Emerging Artists Take the Bronx,” Time Out New York, July 15, 2015.

—, “Bronx Museum Showcases (and Helps) Emerging Artists,” New York Times, July 10, 2015.

Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial
Open House: Wed, July 15, 6–9 pm
Exhibition: July 9–September 20, 2015

Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Always free.


9/10-17: Published by the Artist @ IPCNY, NYC

Flourish #8

Three of my Flourish woodcut printed banners are on view and available in this benefit exhibition and sale.

Opening Reception: September 10, 6PM-8PM
Organized by Erik Hougen
International Print Center New York
508 West 26th Street, Room 5A, New York, NY


May 20–July 18: The Eve Of... @ Portland ’Pataphysical Society / c3:initiative / PDX Contemporary / PSU Assembly

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In Portland, OR, I’m presenting a solo exhibition, speaking about social practice, and making new work in residence.

Exhibition: The Eve Of...
June 4–July 17
Portland ’Pataphysical Society (PataPDX), 625 NW Everett St #104 (Everett Station Lofts), Portland, OR
Gallery hours: Fri–Sat 12–5 and by appt.
Jeff Jahn, “First Thursday Picks, June 2015,”, June 4, 2015.

Satellite exhibition
May 30–June 27
PDX Contemporary, windows, 925 NW Flanders, Portland, OR
Viewable 24/7.

Opening: Thursday, June 4, 6–9pm (First Thursdays)

May 20–June 6

PSU Assembly: A discussion about Make Things (Happen)
Wednesday, May 27, 8-10 pm
Hosted by c3:initiative at PataPDX
In partnership with PSU MFA in Art & Social Practice’s Assembly 2015
With guest dialogists and Make Things (Happen) participating artists Julie Perini and Lexa Walsh.


June 25–27: Rummage @ Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn

rice cooker pinata

Lauren Frances Adams and I will present new participatory projects in this exhibition inspired by garage sales.

Lauren Frances Adams and Christine Wong Yap share interests in how objects and possessions are imbued with meaning. a handle, a stem, a hook, a ring, a loop is a collaborative installation of imaginative objects and paintings that explore desire, loss, and non-attachment.

Exhibition/project series: Whitney Lynn: Rummage
Artists: Wong Kit Yi, Kai Vierstra, SeoKyeong Lee Yoon, Christine Wong Yap and Lauren Frances Adams
Rummage: June 6–June 29, 2015
Opening Reception: June 6, 7-9 pm

Projects by Lauren Frances Adams and Christine Wong Yap: a handle, a stem, a hook, a ring, a loop: Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 3-8pm; Saturday, June 27, 1-6pm
Open Source Gallery, 306 17th Street, Brooklyn, NY

Photos coming soon; check our Instagram takeover (6/24–30): @cwongyap @cornfield_alley @opensourcegallery #OpenSourceTakeover


May 2–30: Material Practices in the Everyday @ Artery Art Space

material practices in the everyday; group show, opening saturday may 2, 6pm

Iterations of Positive Signs as site-dependent drawings will appear in this group exhibition.

May 2–30, 2015
Opening: Saturday, May 2, 6 pm
Artery Art Space, 102 P.Tuazon Blvd, 4001 Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines

Artery Art Space proudly presents a group exhibit that looks into the world of everyday objects and practices in order to mine cultural meaning from within, together with the intention to instigate the formation of social content. The exhibit features a variety of practices from drawing and painting to texts and sculptural installation, photography, video, and performance. Artists featured in the show are Ronald Achocoso, Anjo Bolarda & Marika Constantino, Carl Graham, Russ Ligtas, Stephanie Misa, Shireen Seno, Stephanie Victa, and Christine Wong Yap.


April–May: Harvester Arts Residency & Exhibition

harvester arts

After conducting interviews and a survey on collaboration, I made hand-lettered drawings, a 28-page ’zine, and furniture for reading as well as viewing a video of collaborative works by local artists.

Residency: April 4–26, 2015
Exhibition: All the Steps in the Process: a research project on collaboration, April 24–May 17, 2015
Opening Reception: Final Friday, April 24, 7–10pm
Harvester Arts, 215 North Washington, Old Town, Wichita, KS
Gallery hours by appointment.


2/4–3/1: Make Things (Happen) @ Interface Gallery

how to participate: 1, take an activity sheet. 2, make things or make things happen. 3, share your results. #mkthngshppn

Make Things (Happen) is coming to Oakland for its very own exhibition. This expanded version will feature over 40 artist-created activity sheets, interactive work stations, offsite locations, and artist-led public events!

February 4–March 1, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, February 6, 6–9pm (Oakland First Fridays)
Interface Gallery, 486 49th Street (inside Temescal Alley, between Telegraph Ave. and Clarke St.), Oakland, CA
Gallery Hours: Wed–Sun, 11–4

2/6–3/15: Most Likely to Succeed @ Wave Pool

Positive Sign #8, detail, on the connection between happiness and flow and unhappiness

I’m happy to help kick off a new artist-run space by participating in their first show! I’ll be showing 12 diagrammatic Postive Signs drawings.

Artists: Alicia Escott, Kristin Farr, Erin Colleen Johnson, Chase Melendez, Susan O’Malley, Jessica Smith, and Christine Wong Yap.

February 6–March 15, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, February 6
Wave Pool, Cincinnati, OH

detail, Positive Sign #8.

11/15–12/31: Ortega y Gasset Projects @ SideCar Gallery

unlimited promise, at sidecar gallery, photo clare britt

I’m excited to join this artist collective and gallery. First up: we’re exhibiting in a group show in the Chicago metro area.

November 15–December 31
EARTHTWERKS & Other Celestial Familiars

SideCar Gallery
411 Huehn St., Hammond, IN
Opening reception: November 15, 5–10 pm

Unlimited Promise, installed in the attic at SideCar Gallery. Photo: Clare Britt

August/September: The Eve Of...


A self-initiated residency, new body of work, artist-run exhibition, and public forum supported by a Queens Art Fund Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Learn more about The Eve Of...

Mar. 27–Nov. 29: Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration

a participatory project by Christine Wong Yap featuring artist-created activity sheets to make things or make things happen

Over the moon about sharing this new project featuring activities by 29 artists.

Curated by Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas, the exhibition brings together 16 innovative change-makers—as well as community activists, sociologists, scholars, and a physician—around social justice, collaboration, community, empowerment and activism.

March 27–October 2, 2014
Nathan Cummings Foundation
Reception: March 27, 6-8 pm

October 16–November 29, 2014
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Photography and Imaging galleries
Gulf + Western Gallery (1st Floor) and 8th Floor Galleries @ DPI, 721 Broadway @ Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 16th 6-8pm
Gallery hours: M–F 9–7, Sat 12–5

Read Pete Brook’s review: “Exhibition Review: ‘Social Practice: The Art of Collaboration.’” on (June 19).

10/4: Open City/Art City Festival @ YBCA

Christine Wong Yap, The Making of The Eve Of… Self-initiated Residency and Exhibition, 2014. A timeline flow chart after Alfred H. Barr, Jr.

Curator and writer Christian L. Frock invited me talk about my self-initated projects on her panel, SOS Artists: Strategies of Survival.

I will participate from the East Coast—sharing reflections, images, and a diagram. It should be an interesting dialogue—panelists include esteemed colleagues Jonn Herschend, Ernest Jolly, Favianna Rodriguez, and Stephanie Syjuco.

View the timeline flowchart mapping my strategy.

June 12, 2014: Ribbon Texts on

My positive messages sewn in real ribbons can now be seen on

June 2–8: The Pictures Full of Happiness

I completed new ribbon texts in Polish for a mobile exhibition on billboards and posters.

Featured artists included Susan O’Malley, Leah Rosenberg, and Galeria Rusz. The exhibition traveled to cities and small towns in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region: Bydgoszcz, Toruń, Włocławek, Inowrocław, Chełmno and Golub-Dobrzyń. Students groups visited and responded with their own artworks.

June 2–8, 2014
Galeria Rusz across the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region, Poland

Bronx Museum Artists in the Marketplace

Excited to be part of this cohort of 36 NYC artists and participate in mutual studio visits. The works and dialogues have been engrossing.

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program provides networking opportunities to emerging artists residing in the New York metropolitan area and to introduce their work to a greater audience. AIM culminates with a biennial exhibition organized by guest curators and an accompanying catalogue.

April–June 2014
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Ortega y Gassett Gazette

oyg ornament and crime

Check out my latest gel pen drawing.

The Gazette is published by Ortega y Gassett, a collaboratively artist-run alternative art space in Ridgewood, NY. Organizer and artist Lauren Frances Adams asked contributors to illuminate Adolf Loos’ essay, “Ornament and Crime.”

January 2014 Issue

Land and Sea

land and sea

I’ve contributed my first riso—a poster/DIY mini flag set—to this epic box set.

Land and Sea is an Oakland, CA-based fine art publishing venture by Chris Duncan and Maria Otero. Check out the box set of 77 artist’s risographs at the L.A. Art Book Fair, 1/31-2/2.

Land and Sea #77