Statement & Vitae

I am fascinated by art making and its' ability to convey our shared emotions. It has helped me heal and feel more supported by creating space for self-compassion. I continue to create in that space starting with self-expression as a means of art therapy and then gently applying it a bridge to creating more if the moment is available to explore and reflect.

I value community, compassion and freedom of self-expression. My work is autobiographical and inspired by the space, emotions and causes that matter to my heart in the space that I live in.

- Wynne Leung


Wynne Leung
San Francisco, CA
leungwynne@gmail.com
b. 1982, Hong Kong
Canadian

Residencies
2016 – Saga Movement Residency, Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki, Iceland


Group Exhibitions
2017 – UNFOLDING, Jackknife Gallery, Oakland, CA
2017 – Kids & Art Foundation, Annual Fundraiser, Art Attack, San Francisco, CA
2017 – The Nasty Women Show, Omi Gallery, Oakland, CA
2016 – Aritzia, #nowhereeverwhere Campaign, Featured Artist
2016 – Sustainability Art Show, Monterey County Health Department, the Arts Council, Monterey, CA


Solo Exhibitions
2015 – Beginnings, Bean There, San Francisco, CA
2014 – Black & White Patterns, Victrola Coffeehouse, Seattle, WA


Education
2008 – Honors BA, University of Toronto – New Media and Visual Performing Arts


Public Service
2016 - Present – Creativity Explored, Volunteer, San Francisco, CA
2016 - Present – Kids & Arts Org, Volunteer, San Francisco, CA
2016 - Sip & Sketch Events, Co-Founded with Ann Liao, San Francisco, CA
2016 – Emerging Arts Professionals, Fellow, Creative City, San Francisco, CA
2012 – Centennial College, New Media Advisory Panel Member, Toronto, ON


Public Speaking & Awards
2015 – Creative Morning San Francisco, 1-minute Pitch for Sip & Sketch a Collaborative Art Making Series, San Francisco, CA
2015 – The START Conference – The Passion Awards, San Francisco, CA
2015 – Shine on Live – Keynote Presenter for Sewing Projects, San Francisco, CA


Professional Experience
2015 - Present – Senior Product Designer, Oath, San Francisco, CA
2014 – Lead Designer, HeartThis Inc, San Francisco, CA
2012 – Visual Designer II, Amazon, Seattle, WA
2010 – Senior Interactive Web Designer, The Walt Disney Company, Kelowna, BC
2008 – Interactive Web Designer, Corus Entertainment, Toronto, ON


Awards
2015 – The START Conference – Passion Awards for Creativity Division, San Francisco, CA
2011 – Gemini – Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth, Toronto, ON
2011 – W3 Awards – Recognizing the Power of Creativity, Toronto, ON
2010 – FITC “Get a Job Day” – Featured Talent, Toronto, ON