Hong Hong is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice sits at the intersection between craft, painting, performance, and earthwork. Born in Hefei, China, she immigrated, with her mother, to North Dakota when she was 10 years old. Hong earned her M.F.A. in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia in 2014 and her B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 2011. Since then, Hong has traveled to different locations across the United States to make site-responsive, monumental paper works. In this nomadic practice, traditional processes of Tibetan and Japanese papermaking coalesced with feminist rituals and performances.
These projects have been exhibited in solo and group shows at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Madison Museum of Fine Art, Jewett Arts Center, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, New Mexico History Museum, and Real Art Ways. She is the recipient of grants, fellowships, and commissions from National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, Connecticut Office for the Arts, and the Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation. Her work has been reviewed by Art21, Artnet News, Hyperallergic, Art New England, Hand Papermaking, Two Coats of Paint, and Yale Daily News.
While at MacDowell, Hong worked on a series of new wall-based, large-scale compositions