Maggie Wong


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Studio Pedegogy

Scales of Sentiment: 1992 Virginia and Rubin’s Vase

Studio Pedagogy Writing Studio Pedagogy Writing Photos by Guanyu Xu   Scales of Sentiment: 1992 Virginia and Rubin’s Vase   February 11–April 10, 2022 Mana Contemporary ChicagoChicago, IL    “Mind Map” is a bi-monthly program, curated by S.Y. Lim, that invites Chicago-based artists to create a time-based and site-specific work that shows the artists’ processes. Mind […]


Studio Pedagogy Writing Studio Pedagogy Writing Exhibition  Utensil Comfort Station, Chicago IL November 6 – December 5, 2021 The work continues the collective and prompted efforts of Alden Burke, Caroline Dahlberg, Mariel Harari, Azalea Henderson, Stephanie Koch, and Maggie Wong. – What is a prompt? A prompt is an invitation to ease into entanglements, a […]

I made us a paperweight; I am now on chapter 2 (fragments 2 – 5)

cast pewter (buried granite, quartz, brick, and ceramic), laser printed booklet, wooden lectern. Created for the Terrain Biennial, Chicagoland, 2021 I made us a paperweight; I am now on chapter 2 (fragments 2 – 5) is a series of reproductions of my mother’s marginalia in Frantz Fanon’s text The Wretched of the Earth: the handbook […]

Fear Ecologies

A workshop created for Hekler Assembly, Infrastructures of Care series, 2021 With an invitation and made in collaboration with artist and neurologist Sonja Blum. The paradox of fear – it is something communities may want to eliminate but it may be an essential factor related to collectivity.  In this workshop, we first consider fears we […]

Holo Crit

THE HOLOGRAM CRITIQUE METHOD A system for art interpretation and critique that combines listening to artwork with an anti-capitalist feminist ethos of distributed power. Created for Viral Ecologies | NO. 2 | March 2021 In cahoots with    


Studio Pedagogy Writing Studio Pedagogy Writing Exhibition (selected works) Medium David Sprecher, Bill Wells, Maggie Wong March 14th, 2020 — July 10th, 2021 take care Los Angeles, CA   How to get close without eliminating distance? Is this what our technology aspires to? Perhaps it is that our everyday language is abstract, more so  than […]

Barnett Newman: Untitled

Essay excerpt  I am offering you a description of the sensations generated by the visual texture of the work, a transcription to make sense of this piece though our mutual corporality.  However far apart we may actually be, observe how much of your body schema fits into the image I impart to—and on—you. Reach out […]

Letter To An Undecided Object

Published in Take Care, edited by Sophie Amado and Luna Goldberg, 2019  From the editors: What does it mean to “take care,” especially on the page, as a send off? When someone says “take care,” it can be received as a poignant expression, something sincere. Yet it can also signify something cold and unfeeling—a colloquial conclusion […]

Spinning Drawing

MCA Family: Unfreeze April 13th, 2019   Spinning Drawing was a multi-sensory and social experience of drawing and listening to “scores” of music. The drawing component comprised of 4’ drawing wheels that invited multiplayer participation in the creation of spinning collective drawing. On table 7” circular pieces of card stock with a single hole punched […]


Sculptural relief prints made from used records that have been etched then dusted with graphite and “cleaned” by pouring silicone and pealing the floppy mass off its marked up mother. Image titles from top to bottom: Boob drawing, 2019 My morning coffee cup and its handle drawing, 2019 Pattern 1 (for performance), 2019

Close To You

Studio Pedagogy Writing Studio Pedagogy Writing   Play the record:   Close To You, 2018 Link to performance lecture script – The song “They Long to Be Close to You” was written by songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David in 1963, but made famous in 1970 by the Carpenters. Since its creation, the song has […]

Coloring Room

An interactive exhibition and Museum Educator Graduate Scholars project at The Art Institute of Chicago. How can sensory focused experiences expand visitors’ sense of belonging and participation in an art institution? My objective was to build a methodology for creating interactive, unfacilitated, informal learning environments in the Art Institute of Chicago’s Interactive Gallery. “Coloring Room” […]


Studio Pedagogy Writing Studio Pedagogy Writing     Making Out October 2017 SITE Sharp, 37 S Wabash, Chicago IL Press Release  MAKING OUT turns the SITE gallery into a space of playful resistance. The work will center around a large installation of bleachers that suggest a high school football field  — the kind of bleachers […]


  Maggie Wong makes art, writes about art, writes art, reads art, shares art, mentors artists, and is mentored by artists. She studies. Maggie Wong holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she now works as a lecturer. Additionally, she is the Associate Director of Iceberg Projects in Rogers […]

You and I

You and I (2016) comprise objects conceived from my memories of playing with my autistic sister. The remakes are scaled to adult size, made from fabric and wood, and painted chroma-key green. When we were children, the toys had simultaneous functions – a tunnel was a place for us to hide from “the monster” while […]