New Image Art is pleased to present Leisure Time, a solo project with Los Angeles based painter Kristen Liu Wong featuring a series of new works.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Kristen Liu-Wong left home at the tender age of 17 for Brooklyn to attend Pratt Institute where she would major in Illustration. Since graduating in 2013, she has shown extensively in numerous galleries on the East and West coasts and some places in between and beyond.

Kristen’s work blends everyday occurrences from her own life with abstracted elements of fantasy worlds and crude humor. Trained as an illustrator, Kristen tries to tell a story with every piece she makes, developing a personal and slightly sinister narrative within each painting. Using candy colors, heavy patterning, and tight compositions, the work draws inspiration from American folk art, the cartoons she watched as a kid, and her appreciation for architecture. She is always striving to make work that is highly personal but altered enough to allow individual interpretations to be applied to every story she paints.

Kristen's exhibition will feature an immersive mural in the project room resembling one of her paintings bringing the viewer into her art. A collection a newer paintings will be featured within the installation creating a unique experience within the space.