Ed Wong-Ligda

Beauty, Vulnerability and Inevitability

2009 Exhibit Dates
Feb 10 To Mar 06

This exhibit comprises three separate but related bodies of work that examine beauty, vulnerability, and the inevitability of change. One group depicts scars that are markers of conflict or medical interventions. The second group uses theatrical scars as metaphors, and the third explores how pregnancy changes the roles and relationships of women. The pieces represent the artist's attempts to resolve the juxtaposition of disparate facts and situations.

Ed Wong-Ligda was born and raised in Palo Alto, California. He attended Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and holds an M.F.A. in painting from Tulsa University in Oklahoma. He is a Professor of Illustration at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Wong-Lidga is a proponent of public art; he has lectured on the subject and produced a 6'x 9' painting, Levels of Knowledge, for Grand Valley State University's 45th Anniversary.

Gwendolyn as America Wounded 2007, oil on canvas, 48 in. x 70 in.