Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider community.
Calling into question our understanding of history and of our current socio-political reality, Wing repurposes everyday objects and imagery, creating works that are both visually confronting and deceptively simple.
Wing holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Graphic Design, Sydney Graphics College. He has exhibited nationally and internationally. Significant solo exhibitions include: People of Substance, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA, 2012; Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, 2011; Tree Change, Arc One Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; and The Other Other, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, 2011.
Wing’s iconic bronze sculpture Captain James Crook (which rethinks the narrative of Australian history) has also recently been acquired by the Art Gallery of New South Wales for their permanent collection.
Selected group exhibitions include: Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, 2017; in)VISIBLE: the First Peoples and War, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, 2015; Wondermountain, Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, 2014; The Native Institute, Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown, 2013; Making Change, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, 2012; Cold Eels and Distant Thoughts, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2012; Bungaree: The First Australian, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, 2012; Look Closely Now, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW, 2012; and Made in China Australia, Salamanca Art Centre, Hobart, 2012. In 2012 he won the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize for his provocative work Australia was Stolen by Armed Robbery. Wing’s work is held in both private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney; Artbank, Sydney; Blacktown Council, Blacktown, NSW; and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Virginia, USA.
Jason is also well known for numerous major public art commissions including his project In Between Two Worlds commissioned by the City of Sydney for Little Hay Street, Sydney; his large scale sculpture The Serpent located on the Bay Run in Drummoyne, and his most recent large scale work, Gadigal Mural for the Australian Design Centre in Darlinghurst, Sydney.