STATEMENT

 

As much as I appreciate the human mind and body, we have limits. That's why I often imagine myself being a cartoon character. That way, I can access worlds that defy gravity, and space and time. Painting allows me to tell stories about these otherworldly places — places that  I wish I could see.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2024

Solo Show in Preparation, October

 

2023

Summer Hang, SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Superfine Art Fair -- SHOH Gallery Booth, Fort Mason, SF

 

2022

Waking Dreams - the works of Mona Chiang, J.L. King, Cynthia Tom, SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA

SF Bay Area Artists For Ukraine (artist & event co-organizer), SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA        

Pictures of People, de Young Museum Online Gallery  

 

2021 

Small Pleasures, SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA

80th Biennial Crocker-Kingsley Prize Finalists Exhibition , Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA

 

2020

The Art of Quarantine, SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA

 

2019

FLORA + FAUNA, Jen Tough Gallery, Benicia, CA

79th Biennial Crocker-Kingsley Prize Finalists Exhibition, Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA

 

2018

Winter Holiday Show, SHOH Gallery, Berkeley, CA

10th Annual 50/50 Show, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

Music For Your Eyes, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

 

2017

Boundaries and Balance, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Abstract Group Show, Sublime Hair Design Studio, Saugerties, NY

 

2016

Fall Show, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY

New Abstraction: Drawn IdeasDoghouse Gallery, Saugerties, NY

Abstract Group Show, Sublime Hair Design Studio, Saugerties, NY

Selfie, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY

Small Works Show, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY

 

2015

Contemporary Abstract Drawingsthe REP café at the Capital Rep, Albany , NY

Alumni Exhibition, Robert H. Angeloch Gallery at the Woodstock School of Art, Woodstock, NY

Locavore Weekend, Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz , NY

 

2014

Galaxy of Colors, Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY

 

Pre-2014

Student Shows in Hong Kong, Massachusetts, and NYC

 

  

 

COMMISSIONS

 

Entry mural for THC Architecture and Interior Design, Hong Kong

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

80th Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition Catalog, produced by Blue Line Arts with the Kingsley Art Club and the Crocker Art Museum, 2021

 

79th Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition Catalog, produced by Blue Line Arts with the Kingsley Art Club and the Crocker Art Museum, 2019

 

Extensively published as a children's book and media professional

 

 

 

BIO

 

Mona Chiang was born in Hong Kong, lived most of her life in New York City, and now works in Berkeley, California. She started studying art at age 3, has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and a certificate from Beijing Language and Cultural University, and further her art training at numerous art institutions in New York, most memorably at the Woodstock School of Art. In addition to making art, she had a long career in the publishing industry. She spearheaded the creation of numerous children’s books, learning toys, and novelty products for a global publishing giant. Her work has won the journalism prize from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, as well as many Distinguished Achievement Awards from the organization now known as the Association of American Publishers. In her younger years, Mona also acted on stage, and in film and television, and even a Super Bowl commercial. Her most notable role was a special victim on Law and Order: SVU. (And no, she didn't die. She lived to tell about it.)