Maggie Wong


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]