Mae Leong




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Hong Kong born, Canada and U.S. based artist

Solo Exhibitions

11 WARC Gallery | Collect & Reform | Toronto
09 Ross Creek Centre for the Arts | Collect & Reform | Nova Scotia
09 Kinetic Gallery, State University of New York, Geneseo | Barcode+Sound: Traces of Invisible Codes | Geneseo, NY
08 Northcutt Steele Gallery, Montana State University Billings | Collect & Reform | Billings, MT
08 Gallery at 129 Ossington | Green: Two Sides Lie Within | Toronto
08 Bluffs Gallery | Embodied Terrain | Scarborough
08 Jordan Art Gallery | Green: Two Sides Lie Within | Jordan
07 Front Gallery | Circular Logic | Oakland, CA
07 G+ Galleries, INDEXG | Re-vitalizaton | Toronto
07 Gallery at 129 Ossington | New works | Toronto
06 1a Space | Barcode+Sound | Hong Kong
06 ARC Gallery, Raw Space | Barcode+Sound | Chicago
05 Jordan Art Gallery | Red Spirit | Jordan, ON, Canada
05 Arts Council in Buffalo & Erie County | Sense of Presence | Buffalo, NY, USA.
05 Toronto Free Gallery, 24 Hour Gallery | Barcode: Consumerism | Toronto
04 Toronto Public Library Galleries: Fairview District Library & North York Central Library.
03 Oakwood Village Library and Arts Centre | Construction on Red (II) / Clay objects | Toronto
03 Rosberg Gallery | Flying like a bird | Niagara Fall, Canada.
02 Dennis Tourbin Members’ Gallery, NAC | Construction on Red | St. Catharines, ON, Canada.
01 Brock University Arts Centre | Monochrome Existence | St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Group Exhibitions

10 Gallery 101 | Detritus Ecologies | Ottawa
08 Gallery at 129 Ossington | World Washi Summit | Toronto
08 St. Catharines City Hall | Distracted by Abstraction | City's juried art exhibition | St. Catharines, ON
08 Hin-Shiu Hung Art Gallery | Environs | Scarborough Arts Council juried art exhibition | Scarborough
08 Art Gallery of Hamilton (Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery) | Heart of the City | Hamilton
08 Ox Warehouse | Time, Space, Flow | curated by Gigi Y. K. Lee | Macau, China
07 Gallery Gachet | Embodied Terrain | Vancouver
07 Kaohsing Pier 2 | Time, Space, Flow | curated by Lai Hsing Lung | Taiwan
07 YESinDEED5: The ArtWork Gala | Toronto
07 Gallery 435 | Conceptual Show | Hamilton, Canada
07 ARC Gallery | 8" x 8" | Chicago
07 Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Center | 10th Annual Mail Art Exhibition | Sackville, NB, Canada
07 Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center | Roots and Branches | Alexandria, VA, USA
06 A Space Gallery | Tracking Absence | curated by Sally Frater, Toronto, Canada.
06 Loop Gallery | art: to ease crappy conversation | Toronto, Canada
06 Impact Artists’ Gallery | Women of Color | Buffalo, NY, USA
06 Virginia Weiss Gallery, Empire State College (Juried show), Buffalo, NY, USA
06 Art Gallery of Hamilton, AGH Shop | New Works | Hamilton, , ON, Canada
06 Jordan Art Gallery | New Works | Jordan, ON, Canada
05 The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Music is Art Live @ the Center. Buffalo, NY, USA
05 Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery | Origins | Etobicoke, ON, Canada. Curated by Luis Ramirex and Pamela Wachna.
05 Jordan Art Gallery | Red Spirit | Jordan, ON, Canada.
05 Propeller Centre for Visual Arts | Oh Canada! | curated by Keijo Tapanainen, Toronto, Canada.
05 Impact Artists’ Gallery | Women of color: Rainbow voices | Buffalo, NY, USA. Curated by Michelle Agosto
05 The Village Gallery | New Works | Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
04 Virginia Weiss Gallery, Empire State College (Juried Show) Buffalo, NY, USA
04 Impact Artists’ Gallery | Women of Color | Buffalo, NY, USA
03 BLUFFS Gallery, Scarborough Arts Council, Scarborough, ON, Canada
03 Impact Artists’ Gallery (Juried Show) Buffalo, NY, USA
99 Brock University Arts Centre | Spring Festival | St. Catharines, ON, Canada.
97 Hong Kong Cultural Center | Figure Drawing and Painting II | Hong Kong.
97 Hong Kong Arts Center | Figure Drawing and Painting I | Hong Kong.
96 Whampo Youth Center (Juried Photography Show), Hong Kong
96 Clear Water Bay Country Club | New Paintings | Hong Kong

Professional Experience

Artist Talk/Lecture: Kinetic Gallery, SUNY Geneseo. March 2009
Artist Talk/Lecture: Northcutt Steele Gallery, Montana State University Billings. Oct 2008
Artist Talk: 1a Space, Hong Kong. May 6, 2006
Juror: Artist Grant Program, Ontario Arts Council (OAC), Canada. 2007

Grants and Awards

04,06,08 - Visual Artist Grant, Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
08 - Honourary award, "Environs" juried exhibition, Scarborough Arts Council. Scarborough
06 - Strategic Opportunity Stipends (S.O.S.), New York Foundation for the Arts
05 - Second Prize, "Women of color: Rainbow voices" juried show, Impact Artists’ Gallery. Baffalo, NY
04,05,06,07,08 - Exhibition Assistance Grant, Ontario Arts Council (OAC)
95 - Second Prize, “Hope”, juried group exhibition. Hong Kong.
94 - Photography award. Photo & Camera Review Journal. Hong Kong

Representations (Paintings)

Gallery at 129 Ossington (Toronto)
Jeannart International Inc. (Toronto)
Shop at Art Gallery of Hamilton (Hamilton)
Jordan Art Gallery - guest artist (Jordan)

Education and Training

MSc in Computer Science (Graduation Student Award; Research paper published by IEEE)
BA/BEd in Visual Arts (Distinction); BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (First Class Honours)
Undergraduate Studies in Fine Arts
Studied clay and pottery with Ian Chung
Studied drawing and painting with Y.C. Wong
Studied photography and attended master’s workshops


Brock University (Recruitment & Liaison Office), St. Catharines, ON. Canada
Kingston College, Niagara Falls, ON. Canada
Law Office of Nancy Myles Elliott, Markham, ON. Canada
Lending Direct Corporation, Markham, ON. Canada
Local Computer Systems Inc, St. Catharines, ON. Canada
Academy of Learning Niagara, St. Catharines. ON. Canada
Private collections in Canada, U.S.A, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

Visual Arts Ontario, Canada
Arts Council in Buffalo & Erie County of New York State, U.S.A.
1995-97, committee member of Insight Photography Club Hong Kong (Vice President, 97)


Leanne L'Hirondelle. "Detritus Ecologies" (Exhibition Essay), Gallery 101. April, 2010
Loren Merchan. "Kinetic Exhibit Makes Statement with Art, Sound", The Lamron, SUNY Geneseo. April, 2009
Miho Takaya. "Environs Inspire Local Artists", The Toronto Observer. March 19, 2008
SingTao (Toronto) Daily News, A18. March 7, 2008
MingPao (Toronto) Daily New, A5. March 7, 2008
Alice Kok. Cover photo for an art review "Condemned by Form", Macau Closer (Macau), Arts, Feb. 2008: 42-45
Gary Michael Dault. The Globe & Mail (Toronto), Art Review. Jan. 12, 2008: R18
Front Magazine (Vancouver), back cover. Sept/Oct 2007
Alison Malone. "Moving Forward" Where Magazine (Vancouver), Hot Art. Sept. 2007: 24
Goddard, Peter. “Requiem for the Disappeared”, Toronto Star, Nov. 18, 2006
Frater, Sally. “Tracking Absence” (exhibition essay), A Space Gallery, Toronto, Nov 2006
Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), “The Works” broadcasting on TVB Pearl, Hong Kong, May 16, 2006
Wong, Jonathan. “Have you Barcoded yet?”, Wen Wei Po Daily News, Hong Kong, May 14, 2006
K. o’day. “Red Spirit”, Art Voice, Buffalo(NY), Jan.5, 2006: 24
Johnson, George, “Construction on Red”, Buffalo Rising Online, Buffalo(NY), Dec. 7, 2005
Featured and interviewed on a TV show (Music is Art Live), University of Buffalo, SUNY, Nov. 15, 05
Hujer, Elaine. “Images of the Spirit”, Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, Aug. 26, 2005: Go13
Wilcox, Brent. “Heritage an Influence”, Niagara News, Niagara Falls, August 10, 2005: 12
Chiodo, Suzie. “Artist inspired by Chinese background”, The Grimsby Lincoln News, July 27, 2005: 21
Haynes, Heather. “Barcode”, Toronto Free Gallery, 2005
Sunshine, Fannie. On Exhibit, The Weekender (North York), May 15, 2004: 16
Campbell, Krista. “Existing in Monochrome”, Pulse Niagara, January 27, 2000
Fleming, Deanna. “A Monochromic Life”, The Brock Press (St. Catharines), Januaray 20, 2000: 16