The celebrated artist is now represented by the growing east-Adelaide gallery.

Words:Pranika Nayyar

Established sculpture and installation artist Min Wong is the latest artist to join Adelaide’s Hugo Michell Gallery as a represented artist.

Having completed a Masters of Fine Arts at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, her work has been exhibited widely throughout Australia, including in the 2022 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Free/State; Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle; Verge Gallery and Firstdraft, both in Sydney. Her works are held in the collections of Artbank, Housemuseum, Melbourne, Charles Darwin University, Sydney and the City of Adelaide.

Wong has undertaken international residencies in China, Spain and Los Angeles and was awarded the Sculpture Prize for Ghost Fisher Art Museum in 2019, and has also been the finalist for several prizes including the churchie Emerging Art Prize and the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.

Through her practice, Wong is interested in exploring ways of understanding, and critiquing subjects of nature, spirituality and contemporary esoteric thought by creating an iconographic language through her work.

“My practice explores spiritual countercultures, utopias and esoteric practices to find healing from disconnection of community and the natural world,” Wong says about her sculptures. “I aim to renew and reimagine a connection between nature and spirituality in which they can coexist.”

This article was posted 27 June 2022.

Image: Min Wong in ‘Adelaide Biennial of Art: Free/State’ at the Art Gallery of South Australia, 2022. Photography by Saul Steed.


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