David M. Wong

American, b. Chicago, Illinois

Artist Statement

I used to be afraid of walking in the dark- away from pedestrians, cars, street lights and the glare of commerce.  Now I enjoy exploring the countryside at night in search of the moment when electric light conspires with the fading sun or the rising moon and stars to cast a rich glow over the landscape.  I take slow photographs of the country that reward the viewer with stillness and subtle patterns and colors that are only revealed to those with patient appreciation.  


School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Certificate in Studio Art and Design

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, MBA

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, BS

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, HS

Solo Shows 

SK Kitchen Design/AyA (Chicago, Illinois), 2018

L & A Healing Studio (Chicago, Illinois), 2017

Juried Exhibitions 

we like small things v.4, Filter Photo (Chicago, Illinois), 2021

PhotoShow2020 (Chicago, Illinois), 2020

PhotoShow2019 (Chicago, Illinois), First Place winner and Viewer's Choice Winner, 2019

Printer's Row Art Fest (Chicago, Illinois), Three Pieces, 2018

Group Shows

Planning for Obsolescence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2020

River Banks Loft Gallery (Chicago, Illinois), 2018

Using Format