JASPER WONG

JASPER WONG

Jasper Wong is an artist, illustrator, curator and art director. He is a man who wears many hats and best known for his art that is a unique clash of Asian-influenced pop culture on paper. Jasper has exhibited worldwide, in places such as Japan, California, France, London, Mexico, New York, Hong Kong, Chicago, and Australia and he has been selected on multiple occasions by Archive magazine as one of the 200 Best Illustrators worldwide. He has also scored press in publications such as Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, Taschen’s Illustration Now, Hypebeast, Booooooom, Arrested Motion, Hi-Fructose, Acclaim, Complex, Vice, Highsnobiety, VNA, Street Art News and Juxtapoz. He has consecutively been chosen as one of the HB100. A list of Hypebeast's 100 most influential figures in the industry, which includes the likes of Kaws, Pharrell, Banksy, Jay Z and Kanye West.

Jasper is also the co-founder of a gallery in Hong Kong called ABOVE SECOND. In its existence, both Monocle magazine and CNN have chosen it as one of the best galleries in the city. He is also the founder and lead director of POW! WOW!, which is a non-profit organization of contemporary artists committed to community enrichment through the creation of art outreach programs, educational programs and engaging the community in the creation and appreciation of art. As a home grown and independent art festival, POW! WOW! is now recognized as one of the most premier mural festivals in the world with bases in Hawaii, Japan, Taiwan, Texas, Washington D.C., California and Massachusetts.

Jasper co-founded a community art center called LANA LANE STUDIOS. It is a repurposed industrial warehouse that has been transformed into progressive 2D/3D creative workspace and center for teaching and learning. It is a place where creative output flourishes, interacts with and inspires the community.

One of his latest ventures is an apparel brand that was co-founded by Amy Wong. Together they create street culture inspired kids wear with an arts focus. A brick and mortar store of the same name is located in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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