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Ophelia Kwong

was born in Hong Kong in 1983 and raised in England and Hong Kong. She received a BA in Art History from Rutgers State University of New Jersey in 2005 and a Higher Diploma from the Hong Kong Arts School, majoring in painting. She has exhibited in many group exhibitions including ‘the 65th’ at Cattle Depot Artist Village, and ‘The Meaty Mushroom Exhibition’ at JCCAC. Ophelia often uses nature in symbolic ways and projects human traits onto the subject matter in a way of personification. Her work has been split into phases dealing with different subject matter including peaches, eggs and is currently focused on mushrooms.

‘Sometimes one is able to see yourself in the most natural things in the world. I paint peaches or create mushroom work because it reminds me of myself. Through nature, I have seen a certain essence of humanity’ – Ophelia